Video – Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf intercepts drug smugglers

EASTERN PACIFIC OCEAN – Two suspected drug smuggling boats were pursued and interdicted simultaneously July 8, 2009, 80 miles off the coast of Guatemala, during the first drug interdiction for Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf, the first commissioned National Security Cutter.

Infrared video shows the fleeing vessels, suspected smugglers throwing bales overboard, Coast Guard intercepter boats closing in and the handcuffing of suspects.

U.S. Coast Guard video by Cutter Bertholf

Editors Note: This is an infrared video so there is no audio accompanying it.

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