Cocaine worth US$420 million intercepted off coast of Central America

The U.S. Coast Guard released a video on March 28 showing drug smugglers dumping packages into the ocean.

The Coast Guard has intercepted 16 tons of cocaine from 17 at sea missions over the last month.

The drugs are worth an estimated U.S.$420 million.

The U.S. Coast Guard released a video on March 28 showing drug smugglers dumping packages into the ocean.

The Coast Guard reported intercepting 16 tons (660 kilos) of cocaine from 17 at sea missions over the last month.

The drugs are worth an estimated $420 million.

The missions were a joint effort between the U.S. Coast Guard and Canadian ship HMCS Saskatoon.

The drug bust in the video marked the 500th drug interception for HITRON—the Coast Guard’s Helicopter Interdiction Tactical Squadron.

HITRON has expertly trained aircrews and precision marksmen specialized in disabling go-fast drug smuggling vessels.

The interceptions were done off the coast of Central America.

The Coast Guard did not specify a more precise location for the missions.