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Sniper Takes Down Speedboat Containing Millions Of Dollars Of Cocaine With One Shot

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Have you ever wondered what happens when two super powerful armies join forces to fight a common global evil? Wonder no more, because the UK’s Royal Navy and the US Coast Guard just did it, and they killed it.

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On Friday, the Ministry of Defense released a statement through the Royal Navy’s website announcing that their tanker, the RFA Wave Knight, had intercepted a ship carrying $50 million worth of cocaine after a chase that lasted six hours. The chase took place in the Caribbean, in the waters between Venezuela and Puerto Rico.

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The description of what happened sounds like something straight out of a blockbuster action movie. A Royal Marines sniper riding the back of a Lynx helicopter deployed by Wave Knight first fired warning shots at the traffickers to urge them to stop. When they ignored them, the sniper took out the boat's engine with one single shot.

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Once the US Coast Guard boarded the boat, they found 14 bales of illegal narcotics including 350 kg of cocaine valued at around $15 million. The bust could have been bigger: traffickers were spotted dumping bales overboard and authorities estimated that around 650kg of cocaine was discarded before they could get to it.

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The description of what happened sounds like something straight out of a blockbuster action movie. A Royal Marines sniper riding the back of a Lynx helicopter deployed by Wave Knight first fired warning shots at the traffickers to urge them to stop. When they ignored them, the sniper took out the boat's engine with one single shot.

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Once the US Coast Guard boarded the boat, they found 14 bales of illegal narcotics including 350 kg of cocaine valued at around $15 million. The bust could have been bigger: traffickers were spotted dumping bales overboard and authorities estimated that around 650kg of cocaine was discarded before they could get to it.

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