$107 Million in Cocaine Seized by U.S. Navy and U.S. Coast GuardPosted on May 18, 2014
On Sunday, May 18, 2014, U.S. Navy and U.S. Coast Guard forces on the USS Ingraham tracked a semi-submersible vessel. The Ingraham’s Seahawk helicopter then visually located the craft and observed the suspects onboard puncturing their hull in an effort to escape.
A U.S. Coast Guard Law Enforcement Detachment subsequently boarded the semi-submersible and brought it alongside the Ingraham. The Ingraham crew then worked to pump water out of the sinking vessel as the Colombian Navy towed it to port.
A total of 2,380 kilograms of cocaine, with an approximate street value of $107 million, was found to be contained on board the semi-submersible.