12 smugglers apprehended from three semi-submersible vessels in Eastern Pacific

ALAMEDA, Calif – A dozen suspected drug smugglers were apprehended between New Years Eve and January 8 by the U. S. Coast Guard in the Eastern Pacific Ocean following the interception of three semi-submersible drug trafficking vessels by U.S. Navy and Coast Guard ships on routine patrol in the region.   The suspects will be turned over to the U.S. Dept. of Justice.