Cocaine Sub Nabbed Off Guatemala
US Navy helps make biggest drug bust in Guatemalan history
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 23, 2009 3:13 AM CDT
A self-propelled, semi-submersible craft seized west of Guatemala is towed by a US frigate.   (AP Photo/US Navy - Justin Cooper)
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(Newser) – The US Navy and Guatemalan forces have seized a makeshift submarine carrying 10 tons of cocaine. Three Colombians and a Mexican crewman were arrested on board. The haul is the biggest drug bust ever made in Guatemala, which has become a major transit point for drug traffickers seeking to secure supply lines as Mexico steps up its war on drugs.