USCGC Dallas rules at drug interdiction~
Last Post 26 May 2010 04:25 PM by sfaulkner. 1 Replies.
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15 May 2010 04:53 AM
    Contact: District 11 Public Affairs
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    EASTERN PACIFIC - The Coast Guard cutter Dallas interdicted a self-propelled semi-submersible vessel carrying more than 3 tons of cocaine, earlier this week.
    Commonly referred to as an SPSS, this type of vessel was carrying more than 6,500 pounds of cocaine. The SPSS operates with most of its bulk submerged beneath the surface of the water, and is a primary method for transporting cocaine to the United States. The low profile can make it difficult to detect. The SPSS vessels are also routinely equipped with a scuttling valve that allows operators to sink the vessel before Coast Guard boarding teams arrive on scene.
    Dallas' successful interdiction is a significant accomplishment which furthers the detection and interception of SPSS vessels in the counter drug mission.
    This was the second seizure in a week for Dallas. The crew of the cutter seized more than 2.5 tons of cocaine from an 87-foot Mexican flagged fishing vessel. The contraband was stored in a hidden compartment that was built into the fishing vessel's fuel tank.   
    To date, the Dallas has removed more than 10,000 pounds of cocaine valued at more than $122 million and has detained eight individuals for illicit drug trafficking. 
    The Dallas, homeported in Charleston, S.C., has a crew of 160 who carry out homeland security, search and rescue, and law enforcement missions from New England to South America.

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    26 May 2010 04:25 PM
    That is so amazing... seems these idiots can get real creative when stashing the dope...hope this isn't a dumb question but do they ever board dogs to sniff it out?

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