Monday, November 20, 2006

Coke Submarine, drug runner ingenuity

Story: "U.S. Coast Guards have seized a submarine carrying 3.5 tons of cocaine in the Pacific Ocean off Costa Rica and arrested three Colombians on board, the Costa Rican Coast Guard said on Sunday.
The submarine appeared to be a makeshift vessel unlike military submarines or those used by oceanographers. It could only submerge 6 feet under water, Costa Rican Coast Guard spokesman Jose Antonio Fallas told Reuters.
The 45-foot-long vessel was found last Wednesday near the remote Coco Island, southwest of the Central American mainland, and had traveled hundreds of miles from Colombia on its way to the United States."

That's pretty ingenous, hundreds of miles in a home made submarine.
Glad the USCG caught it.


TheEarthCanBeMoved said...

3.5 tons is a lot too.

Anonymous said...

They'll do anything when so much $$$ can be made. Pretty creative, under radar and out of sight.

~*Joyzey*~ said...

Try $$,$$$,$$$

Detective J said...

WOW! That's interesting! I'm glad they caught it too. 3.5 tons is a lot fo drugs

Rabenstrange said...

I saw pictures of a sub that they found uncompleted a few years back. It was almost done and incorporated more modern technology than most military diesel electric boats.

It was an impressive feat of wicked ingenuity.