Attorney General Stone made public statistical data on numbers of foreign vessels engaged in organized liquor smuggling into the U. S.:
British vessels 307
Norwegian vessel 10
French vessels 4
As many as 63 of these ships have been known to be off our coast at one time, waiting to transship their cargoes into small boats that usually do the actual smuggling. Most of the foreign vessels lie well out at sea but, under the new liquor treaties permitting seizure of vessels within an hour's sailing distance of the coast,...