Two men attempting to smuggle cocaine scuttled their own boat while being apprehended by U.S. Coast Guard, which recovered 10 bales of cocaine weighing more than 1,100 pounds from the sinking vessel.

The incident occurred around 9:27 p.m. Oct. 24 when a U.S. Customs and Border Protection air unit on routine patrol saw a go-fast vessel in international waters about 75 nautical miles south of Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico, according to an affidavit filed by a special agent with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration in U.S. District Court.