Last Friday, the U.S. Coast Guard Campbell returned to Kittery, Maine, after an 80-day counter-narcotics patrol in the Caribbean and the Eastern Pacific.
Campbell’s crew intercepted six narcotic smuggling boats, seized about six tonnes of cocaine – worth more than $200 million – and detained two dozen suspected smugglers. Among other interdictions, the Campbell stopped a large low-profile go-fast boat on May 24.
The Coast Guard says that it increasingly sees smugglers turning to semi-submersible boats and low-profile go-fast boats in order to evade detection. Read on, thanks to ME.