U.S. captures $187 million drug haul in cocaine packed submarine

Source: Reuters

This submarine was probably a decoy and 20 more slip by during all the commotion. This is a very old trick.

Since we are a nation who is supposedly very concerned about our waters, is it the green thing to do to actually sink the ships and leave them there in the water?


SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (Reuters) – The U.S. coast guard captured a submarine-like vessel equipped with sophisticated navigation equipment and stuffed with seven tonnes of cocaine, Costa Rican authorities said on Tuesday.

In a difficult nighttime operation during the weekend, U.S. officials arrested four Colombian smugglers on board the 59-foot (18-meter) steel and fiberglass vessel in international waters before they could sink it.

“The boat was partially submerged but you can’t call it amateurish. The drug traffickers are not amateurs,” Jose Pastor, a spokesman for Costa Rica’s public security ministry told Reuters.

Several makeshift submarines toting drugs have been captured recently on the high seas. In July, the Mexican special forces captured a similar submarine carrying 200 tightly wrapped packages of cocaine.


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