Incredible Video: U.S. Coast Guard -vs- Drug Cartels…

USCG Frogmen Rule!  The crew of U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Munro are back in San Diego after running a series of 14 separate drug smuggling vessel interdictions and disruptions off the coasts of Mexico, Central and South America by three Coast Guard cutters between May and July 2019.  WATCH:

U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Munro (WMSL 755) crew members board a self-propelled semi-submersible suspected drug smuggling vessel (SPSS) June 18, 2019, while operating in international waters of the Eastern Pacific Ocean. Purpose-build smuggling vessels like SPSSs are designed to hold large quantities of contraband while evading detection by law enforcement authorities.

As a result of their latest deployment the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Munro will offload more than 39,000 pounds of cocaine and 933 pounds of marijuana worth a combined estimated $569 million, which was seized in international waters in the Eastern Pacific Ocean. Vice President Mike Pence is scheduled to deliver remarks today at 2:45pm EST -from San Diego- while thanking the crews.

USCG Vice President Pence; James W. Carroll, director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy; Uttam Dhillon, acting administrator of the Drug Enforcement Administration; and Vice Adm. Linda Fagan, commander of Coast Guard Pacific Area, are scheduled to visit Munro and give remarks.


Numerous U.S. agencies from the Departments of Defense, Justice and Homeland Security cooperated in the effort to combat transnational organized crime. The Coast Guard, Navy, Customs and Border Protection, FBI, Drug Enforcement Administration, and Immigration and Customs Enforcement, along with allied and international partner agencies, play a role in counter-drug operations.

The fight against drug cartels in the Eastern Pacific requires unity of effort in all phases from detection, monitoring and interdictions, to criminal prosecutions by U.S. Attorneys in districts across the nation.

The Coast Guard increased U.S. and allied presence in the Eastern Pacific Ocean and Caribbean Basin, which are known drug transit zones off of Central and South America, as part of its Western Hemisphere Strategy. During at-sea interdictions, a suspect vessel is initially detected and monitored by allied, military or law enforcement personnel coordinated by Joint Interagency Task Force-South based in Key West, Florida.

The law enforcement phase of counter-smuggling operations in the Eastern Pacific is conducted under the authority of the 11th Coast Guard District, headquartered in Alameda, California. The interdictions, including the actual boarding, are led and conducted by members of the U.S. Coast Guard. (Link)

U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Munro (WMSL 755) crew members aboard the cutter’s 35-foot Long Range Interceptor small boat supervising the intentional sinking of suspected drug-smuggling boats May 17, 2019, following the seizure of cocaine from the boats during an at-sea interdiction while Munro’s crew patrolled international waters of the Eastern Pacific Ocean. Due to the distance from land, inadequate tow points and flooding in the engine rooms of the boats, the boats were sunk as a hazard to navigation. U.S. Coast Guard photo

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160 Responses to Incredible Video: U.S. Coast Guard -vs- Drug Cartels…

  1. Dav says:

    that one man boarding party was pretty ballsy

    Liked by 26 people

  2. Robert Smith says:

    They should always blowup their ships.

    Liked by 12 people

  3. WonkoTheSane says:

    Holy Moly! Bravery and dedication right there. Mad respect.

    Liked by 12 people

  4. listingstarboard says:

    Wow ! I am speechless–what amazing men! Holy Cow I had no idea.

    Liked by 6 people

  5. Seems like a lot of work when all you really need is JPMorgan Chase’s lost of fixed assets and their locations…

    Liked by 13 people

    • Pale rider says:

      KABOOM! There you have it. Do we need to keep searching for responsible organizations? No wonder it’s useless to bust the people on the street, it funds these billionaires all across the globe.
      Please please please throw these people into real prison, just once, videos sales would pay for prisons around America for a liftime.

      Liked by 9 people

  6. Darrell Michael Richardson says:

    All in a days work. They should be paid way more then our politicians.

    Liked by 13 people

  7. Dutchman says:

    #’s don’t ‘sound’ right.39,000 pounds of cocaine, alone should be worth more than $569 million. Normally the value of such siezures are calculated at retail street prices.
    Current wholesale price for Lb of cocaine; $9000 in Columbia, $27,000 in U.S.
    Once cut and packaged, $136,000.
    So rueters or someone messed up, the ‘value’ of the siezed coke is WAYYYY to low.

    Liked by 7 people

    • Reuters trying to downplay the work of our great law enforcement people! Reuters is MSM that is Fake News.

      Liked by 1 person

      • Dutchman says:

        Or, maybe they don’t know the current street price for coke,…no scratch that!
        Errr,…maybe they aren’t very good at MATH, thats why they went into journalsm.


    • CM-TX says:

      Fairly sure that the problem is, the supply of illegal drugs on the streets are in excess. The higher volume of product & consumers, in turn pushes pricing down, I suspect it might have something to do with our porous borders, & the influx of illegals from over 70 different countries, flooding thru it!

      This is unfortunate, but no accident. And the highly irregular 100-400k/mo illegals crossing, keeps those patrolling it– already understaffed, extremely busy. This allows more opportunity for really bad guys to slip thru.

      What’s worse, unless the “policy” has been changed… each BP agent is required to process the paperwork for each capture, doing so from behind a desk. So at any given time, they can be down by 30% or more agents in the field. That was also prior to the invasion. Now imagine illegal crossings skyrocketing, but also by those being directed to SEEK out agents to FALSELY claim “Asylum.”
      See the problem?

      Meanwhile, the politicians are in no hurry to fix it. Weird.

      Liked by 1 person

      • Dutchman says:

        Its weird, all right. The street price of coke has remained pretty stable for many years, however. I just think someone made a math error. Perhaps adding a zero to the amount?


  8. Janice says:

    That was awesome! Indeed mad respect!

    Liked by 3 people

  9. redline says:

    Would have been fun to drop in a dummy grenade and see how quick that crew can unhorse themselves…


  10. tuskyou says:


    Liked by 4 people

  11. ooicu812 says:

    Was that the JP Morgan Billion dollar cocaine cash cow? The bankers, royals and elites have been running drugs, guns and slavery for centuries and ARE STILL DOING IT.

    Liked by 6 people

  12. dreadnok89 says:

    good lord.that was crazy.


  13. Genie says:

    Harpoon it first and then check for undocumented explorers.

    Liked by 2 people

    • cantcforest says:

      Harpoon really good idea. Gets the bad guys attention without having to speak a foreign language, once the contraband is in hand and the bad guys are suitably located, pull the plug and let the vessel sink. On the other hand, the USCG probably needs to burn or blow up the vessel for media use.
      Awesome stuff in any case.


  14. MIKE says:

    Open hatch. Insert frag. Problemo, solved.

    Liked by 2 people

  15. Dee Paul Deje says:

    Anybody have an English translation for what he was yelling?


  16. Granite says:

    Good to see us get a win in the war that makes Vietnam look winnable.


  17. L. Gee says:

    Can’t you just see women doing this job? I mean, what hardened criminal wouldn’t stop at the sound of a high, screechy voice crying “Stop! Oh, please stop! Can’t you see I’m ordering you to STOP?” And what woman would dare draw back from hoping on a “submersible” vessel–one that’s fully capable of diving below the surface and knocking you off–prying open the top, and yanking these criminals out by the balls? I mean, seriously! ANY woman can do this, right? Right?

    Uh, yeah, . . . equality . . . whatever–PFFFFTTTT!!!

    Go, Coast Guard! You GUYS rock!

    (from a girl who appreciates the many, MANY difficult things you men do . . . daily . . . willingly . . . and without whining about it)

    Liked by 10 people

    • I have seen some pretty tough women in law enforcement. I can’t see the pajama party of snowflakes doing the job.

      Liked by 1 person

    • cassander1 says:

      Picture Fauxcahontas yelling “Stop! Oh, please stop! Can’t you see I’m ordering you to STOP?” Haha.


    • Maquis says:

      Semi-Submersible, emphasis on Semi. Should the intake drop below the waves it sucks sea and it’s dead. It’s not a diesel-electric, just some internal combustion engine of sorts, so it has no propulsion if it doesn’t stay up top for air. Doubt it could be submerged at all due to that danger, maybe an enterprising smuggler could employ valves to protect the engine if submerging is desired, but there’s still no propulsion, limited air and power, and the likelihood of depth charges ruining their day even more.

      Besides, I bet the pilot was eager to claim asylum anyway.

      Liked by 2 people

  18. DeWalt says:

    The Coast Guard is one part of the Federal government that has always earned their money and our respect.

    Liked by 7 people

  19. tamnbud1 says:

    That is awesome, glad they got some of them. Makes me wonder how many more is it that they didn’t get.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Rhoda R says:

      Those boats can’t be all that expensive to build. I suspect there are a h3ll of a lot of them out there that we don’t find. I wonder at their range, though. Are they carried on a mother ship until they are within range of the coast?


  20. deplorable says:

    Oh, there’s no crisis at the border.

    Liked by 1 person

  21. chris schneller says:, covert shores, is a great site which has reviewed many of these semi submersible drug runners.


  22. Brant says:

    Wow, just wow. And the US Women soccer team players probably get paid more than they do. Rapin sure is a hoe.

    Liked by 2 people

  23. That was amazing to watch. I am so impressed with their bas-ass bravery. These are true American Superheros, some angry soccer player is no hero.

    Liked by 4 people

  24. bofh says:

    Not to detract from the videos or from my admiration of the courage and professionalism of the CG members involved, but I’d like to ask: how, legally, are we able to “interdict” these drug boats when they are in international waters, and not even off the US shore?


  25. Yippeekiyay says:

    Wow! These guys are amazing. Thanks for posting, Sundance.

    Liked by 1 person

  26. Annie says:

    Yikes..that was exciting..

    Liked by 1 person

  27. WeThePeople2016 says:

    Semper Paratus!! Go fellow Coasties!!

    Liked by 1 person

  28. GW says:

    Anyone here know the laws, maritime laws, in this situation ? It seems to me that forcibly boarding another vessel – In International Waters – is an act of piracy. Also, the drugs may be (are) illegal within a sovereign nations internationally recognized borders and boundaries, but in international waters, i don’t see that it is illegal to be in possession of that stuff. Or is it ? I would think that the authorities would have to wait for the vessel to enter the territorial waters of a country in order to have legal jurisdiction to do what the coast guard did.
    Any maritime lawyers here, who would care to weigh in ?


  29. Gadsden says:

    Looks like that was a TACLET deployed on the cutter.

    Liked by 1 person

  30. Monadnock says:

    Awesome – had to watch it twice 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  31. Louisiana Tea Rose says:

    Ad Rem,?where is it?


  32. jeffincher says:

    Always had great respect for the men & women of USCG.

    Liked by 3 people

  33. gunrunner03 says:

    What a great recruitment video!

    Liked by 3 people

  34. Frank says:

    God bless the United States Coast Guard. You’re doing a dangerous job and we the people are grateful to you.

    Liked by 1 person

  35. jx says:


    Shouting at the sub was ridiculous though


  36. Akindole says:

    Oh, hell yeah.

    I sorta envision that’s what’s going to happen when the villagers with pitchforks and torches enter DC and rout the scum out of their offices.


  37. permiejack says:

    That is a custom made boat…not cheap. Riding so low in the water that radar will not pick it up.

    Liked by 1 person

  38. BitterC says:

    Coke and pot?? Where’s the heroin and fentanyl?

    Liked by 1 person

    • Maquis says:

      At the ports of entry of course, that’s where the Commies tell us all the smuggling attempts happen, only at ports of entry… (Rolling Eyes Emoji)


  39. emet says:

    Great boarding! Had it been Capt Healey and the Bear of Oakland he would have sunk the sub and triced up the survivors . But… those were the old days.

    Liked by 2 people

  40. annieoakley says:

    Coast Guard is a “Smuggler’s Blues”. You notice the CG is yelling in Spanish and those boats are only semi-submersible. The level of the boat in the water is as low as it can go.


  41. Jim Comey is a weasel_Doug says:

    +1 on the frag idea.


  42. sarasotosfan says:

    Get that man a bullhorn!

    Liked by 1 person

  43. RobInPA says:

    And the Progressives, uniparty globalist, brrraaaaaack, holder and their msm sycophants would like us all to believe that the mex drug cartels purchase the full-auto weaponry from Ma’s and Pa’ Gun Shoppe down on the border.

    I suppose that Big John’s Marina in Corpus Christi TX is selling those drug running subs to the cartels.

    Liked by 1 person

  44. lisaginnz says:

    Excellent job – feel good story for today! Go USA Coast Guard! Go USA Navy! whoop whoop!

    Liked by 1 person

  45. Kevin Costner and young Ashton Kutcher respected the USCG in the movie The Guardian.

    Liked by 1 person

  46. 4EDouglas says:

    The Semper Paratus song:

    In Honor of my late supervisor.
    too a 30-year Coast Guard vet senior Chief…
    Miss you Ed.

    Liked by 1 person

  47. Beenthere says:

    Don’t want to go all detailed oriented but I must. Frogmen is an older term referring to the US Navy SEALs not USCG. How do I know that? Hubby is a good friend with 1 of the Bull Frogs.


  48. lurker2 says:

    WOW! What courageous people we have working for the Coast Guard! That’s so amazing!

    Liked by 2 people

  49. bour3 says:

    I couldn’t believe my own eyes seeing those guys mount the submarine and bang on the hatch like a rodeo.

    Liked by 9 people

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