Drug Submarine Seized in Colombia
$2M used to ferry cocaine to Mexico, say officials
By Mary Papenfuss, Newser Staff
Posted Feb 15, 2011 3:21 AM CST
Colombian Navy has nabbed a submarine used to transport drugs, similar to this one discovered last year in a jungle along the Colombian-Ecudoran border.   (AP Photo/Ecuadorian National Police/DEA)

(Newser) – A submarine that aimed to ferry masses of cocaine to Mexico has been nabbed off the coast of Colombia. The 100-foot-long fiberglass vessel was found stashed in a jungle area in southwestern Colombia. The sub—big enough to carry four people and eight tons of cargo—was capable of traveling some 30 feet beneath the surface. It appeared to be ready to launch. Colombian Navy officials estimate the vessel cost close to $2 million, reports the BBC. (And it's not the first to be nabbed...)

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czechwizard
Feb 18, 2011 1:46 AM CST
This is a tragedy, man ! By now I only remember all those proud American patriots who fought bravely their glorious addictions till the very end. Yet, on the other hand, great, I will go on vacation to Colombia to see the sub in a museum, paying to see the freak show, this time not mine, for some change. Because I'm the dubbed Czech Hollywood Warrior Priest from Serious Entertainment and the Sixth Gospel is the only way. With or without me !
Dave
Feb 15, 2011 7:18 AM CST
For every one they catch there are probably 9 they don't. And this one was probably only caught cause some smuggler got cheap and didn't pay off the cops.