first published on March 18, 2017 by Josh
When it comes to protecting our borders from drug cartels and smuggling operations, we often immediately think of the border patrol and ATVs. The reality of the situation is a little bit different. Our borders don’t only start and end where we are land locked to other countries, and that’s where the Coast Guard comes in.
We may rib the Coasties a lot. Slang terms like Puddle Pirate get thrown around a lot, and we often make fun of them for not actually being a part of the Department of Defense. At the end of the day however, these guys have teams running through shoot houses, practicing for hostage rescue situations, and conducting routine VBSS operations in defense our nation.
To date, the U.S. Coast Guard has seized more than three times the amount of cocaine headed to the United States than all other U.S. law enforcement agencies combined. Maybe that’s a little something we should give them credit for when we start talking about slashing their funding. These guys make billion dollar drug busts. Let’s let them keep working just as hard as they are in the video below.