Eastern Pacific Ocean - A Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf (WMSL 750) boarding team member stands atop an interdicted low-profile vessel in the Eastern Pacific Ocean, Feb. 1, 2021. Cartels design low-profile vessels specifically to evade law enforcement and to ferry large quantities of illicit contraband while riding low in the water. U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of the Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf.


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