Coast Guard Busts Cocaine Dealer in Their Submarine


Drug_subWhomever thinks that importing cocaine into this country is not a high tech – high profit business has not been paying attention. The interdiction efforts by the Coast Guard have been so effective the trafficers are using submarines now to import cocaine into the country. But yesterday they caught one of them off of Costa Rica and seized 3.5 tons of cocaine.

Good job, Coast Guard.

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. via the Washington Post

Back in August, the submarine in the picture was captured in Spain also running drugs, so this tool is not new to the drug runners.

Posted November 20, 2006 by
Crime, Homeland Security | 9 comments

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  • Comments

    9 Responses to “Coast Guard Busts Cocaine Dealer in Their Submarine”

    1. MIss-Underestimated on November 20th, 2006 11:06 am

      What’s the large problem,why are there some many folks who use drugs. If there was no market there would be no sales.

    2. mac on November 20th, 2006 4:19 pm

      The U.S. has a very large drug problem. The war on drugs was a total failure.

    3. houston on November 20th, 2006 7:36 pm

      I have to agree with you 002….but don’t understand this submarine? Just put it on an 18 wheeler and bring it into Texas….or if you are in a hurry just go to ARUBA and fly it out>

    4. Richard on November 20th, 2006 9:26 pm

      It’s clear that the folks (read: animals) who do stuff on this big a scale have the resources to corrupt and buy up whole Caribbean governments.

      And police forces.

      And judges in training.

      Can anyone think of a Caribbean government where corruption has manifested itself over the last year and a half? Hmm … let’s see ….

    5. Mortella on November 20th, 2006 10:42 pm

      3.5 tons is one whopping amount of cocaine. Can’t imagine how much greenery it took to make that.

      Yes, no market = no sales. People need to stop using this crap and put all the dealers out of business.

    6. Richard on November 21st, 2006 6:06 am

      Mortella, I think we have to attack both the demand and the supply.

    7. Skyboxx on November 21st, 2006 7:37 pm

      …apologies to John, Paul and the boys, (sung to Yellow submarine)

      In the town where I was born
      lived a man who grew cocaine
      And he told us of his stach
      In the land of submarines

      So we sailed up to the sun
      Till we found a sea of green
      and we snorted lines and lines
      In our cocaine submarine

      We all live in a cocaine submarine
      Yellow submarine, cocaine submarine
      We all live is a cocaine submarine
      cocaine submarine, cocaine submarine

      And our friends are all so high
      Many more are not so clean
      And the band begins to play
      We all live in a cocaine submarine

      Cocaine submarine, yellow submarine
      We all live is a cocaine submarine

      (Full speed ahead Mr. Boatswain, full speed ahead
      Full speed ahead it is, Sgt. Cut the cable, drop the cable
      Aye, sir, aye Captain, captain)

      As we live a life of sl(ease)
      Everyone one is stoned -n- diseases
      Sky of blue and sea of green
      In our busted cocaine submarine….(GOTCHA!)

    8. nate tweezy on September 2nd, 2008 7:00 pm

      thats actually pretty impressive that they managed to get ahold of a submarine and learn how to use it that well. pretty dumb of the to buy one that can only submerge 6 feet under water. thats pretty visible.

      as far as getting people to stop using drugs, that will never happen. sure america does have a huge drug problem but lets look at some things first. since the 80′s cocaine sales have seriously diminished. well, after the c.i.a. dropped out of the business. these days ecstacy is on the rise and guess who is the largest exporter in the world of opium? afghanistan. who recently (within the last 10 years) took over afghanistan? the U.S.A. now there is no way that our soldiers are roaming the entire country and dont know that. hmmmm… in order to have democracy a country already has to have money otherwise it fails. when people dont have money what do they turn to? the easiest way to make money, crime. the problem is one part curruption (mostly our own), one part parenting, and one part desparation of other people (i.e. poorer countries) wanting the american dream/way. hate me or love me this ‘problem’ isnt going away.

    9. Justice Born Allah on September 15th, 2008 12:12 pm

      Nate Tweezy is on point. There are many levels to this issue which makes a solution almost impossible. All we can do is manage the problem on all fronts to do our best to minimize its growth. As long as human nature prevails we will always have corruption and those on the front lines that compromise our ability to correct said issue (users, bad cops, corrupt governments, poverty, etc, etc… I solute all the players in this high stakes game of life. After all we all play a part in it. Peace

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