From GCaptian – In what can only be described as on cool ass boat!

A suspected smuggling vessel that went ablaze, as U.S. Coast Guard and Navy crews approached to intercept it, burns in international waters of the Eastern Pacific Ocean April 7, 2018. U.S. Customs and Border Protection photo

Crews from the U.S. Coast Guard, Customs and Border Protection and Navy intercepted more than 1,000 pounds of cocaine from a high-speed drug trafficking boat in the Eastern Pacific Ocean.

The interception of the low-profile go-fast vessel (LPGFV) was made by the crew of the USS Zephyr after a Customs and Border Protection P-3 surveillance aircraft detected the drugs smuggling vessel during a routine counter-narcotics patrol.



The LPGFVs are custom made ocean-going, high-speed motor boat built by drug traffickers to smuggle large quantities of illegal drugs. The boats are primarily made of fiberglass and they travel barely above the surface making them difficult to see or detect by radar.


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