Smuggling Methods

Smuggling Methods

Smuggling methods, bringing illegal drugs into the Unites States and many parts of the world vary depending largely on geography. Carrying drugs by backpack or land vehicle works along the U.S. and Mexico border. Car and truck smuggling is used as well. Something new is the "submersible" a submarine type vehicle which travels just beneath the surface of the ocean. Container ships, contain bulk shipments of drugs, or drugs are concealed inside commercial products destined for the market.

Below are some images of cocaine, methamphetamine or marijuana concealed in the door panels or under the hood of a car and elsewhere. There is also an image of a "body carry", drugs taped to a person and concealed by clothes. Other images are of drugs seized by the Coast Guard.

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Cocaine hidden in door panels of vehicle.
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Marijuana concealed under floor of pickup box.
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Cocaine concealed inside tire.
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Cocaine body carried.
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Cocaine concealed under hood of vehicle.
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Methamphetamine concealed in side panel of vehicle.

The following images are of cocaine, marijuana or other drugs seized by the U.S. Coast Guard.

 

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A U.S. Coast Guard crew member unloads a bale of marijuana from a panga boat that was seized 160 miles southwest of San Diego.
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12,000 pounds of marijuana seized 180 miles southwest of San Diego, California.
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A panga boat loaded with an estimated 12,000 pounds of marijuana.
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Bales of marijuana seized during a Coast Guard boarding.
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Coast Guardsmen from the Cutter Midgett from Seattle locate 1,760 pounds of cocaine jettisoned by fleeing smugglers during a night-time counter-drug pursuit in the Eastern Pacific Ocean.
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U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf crewmembers offload approximately 14 tons of cocaine.
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The crew of a Coast Guard Cutter offloads bales of marijuana.
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The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf offloads more than 25 tons of cocaine in San Diego, CA.
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Floating cocaine bales.

 

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Cocaine Seizure.
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A U.S. law enforcement official examines a package of methamphetamine aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Sea Otter at Ballast Point.
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Cocaine bales from a mini-submarine.

2 Comments

  • thomas fini

    July 22, 2016 at 11:07 pm Reply

    Nicely said smokey! Couldn’t agree with you more !

  • smokey mcslappin

    May 16, 2016 at 1:50 am Reply

    Nice pictures, too bad those drugs never made it to do their intended purpose, and that is to make some people happy and other people rich. i guess the governments are jealous because they did not come up with a way of profiting out of that, so they seize other people’s merchandise and spoil the hapiness of the consumer. DRUGS ARE GOOD. you don’t believe me…take some lsd, or smoke a joint ( pure, do not mix tobacco in there, its s&*t) and then go after catching smugglers, it will feel to you as it looks to me from my nice leather chair, USELESS and costly. legalize it, or at least create a context in which people can indulge in their vice safely.

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