A submarine in the Pacific Ocean was found with over 12,000 pounds of cocaine worth over $165 million dollars, US officials said.
“There are no words to describe the feeling Valiant crew is experiencing right now,” said Cmdr. Matthew Waldron, the ship’s commanding officer, in the statement.
The drug bust is one of several the U.S. Coast Guard has made this month.
The Coast Guard Cutter Seneca offloaded more than 12,000 pounds of cocaine on September 20 in Miami.
Two other Coast Guard vessels, the Tahoma and the Midgett, were responsible for seizing over 9,000 pounds of the drug earlier this month, reports ABCNews.
“These down range counter-drug operations are a vital component to the Coast Guard and Department of Homeland Security’s mission and our national security,” commander of the Seneca, John Christensen, said in a statement.