Whomever 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.