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US Coast Guard personnel aboard a "narco sub" stopped in the Eastern Pacific Ocean, October 23, 2019.

The Coast Guard seized 208 tons of cocaine last year and started this year with another narco sub bust

The amount of cocaine seized by the Coast Guard fell again during the 2019 fiscal year, but year ended with a major high-seas bust.
US Coast Guard boarding team members climb aboard a suspected smuggling vessel in September.

The Coast Guard busted another ‘narco sub’ carrying 12,000 pounds of cocaine

"Narco subs" have become increasingly popular with smugglers, as they can carry huge drug loads and are hard to detect.
US Coast Guard cutter Midgett crew members seized more than 2,100 pounds of cocaine from a low-profile go-fast vessel interdicted in international waters of the Eastern Pacific Ocean, July 26, 2019.

The Coast Guard’s newest cutter busted 2,100 pounds of cocaine before it even got to home port for the first time

The Coast Guard has been hauling in record amounts of cocaine, and this was likely the first of many such busts for the cutter Midgett.
The crew of the USS Zephyr puts out a fire on a low-profile go-fast drug vessel suspected of smuggling in the eastern Pacific Ocean, April 7, 2018.

The Coast Guard is catching more drug-running subs, but most ‘very stealthy’ narco subs are probably going undetected

The US Coast Guard and foreign authorities are capturing more "narco subs" that can haul multiton drug cargos, but even with that increase, drug smugglers may still be coming out ahead.
A suspected smuggling vessel that caught fire as US Coast Guard and Navy crews approached in the eastern Pacific, April 7, 2018.

Colombia’s cocaine production is at an all-time high, and the country’s navy keeps catching ‘narco subs’

The Colombian navy has more than tripled the number of "narco subs" it's caught this year, and with cocaine production thriving, they're likely to see more of the vessels plying the seas.

The Coast Guard is detecting a new trend among high-seas narco smugglers

Traffickers have been plying the seas in "narco subs" for more than 20 years, and recent seizures suggest that method is as popular as ever.