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Another Fully Submersible Narco Sub Found

by John Reed on February 16, 2011

And they’ve found another one. Yup, Colombian authorities just seized a $ 2 million, 100-foot long, fully submersible submarine built by the cartels to smuggle drugs under the ocean surface.

Apparently the boat had two diesel engines and navigation gear allowing it to cruise about 30 feet below the ocean’s surface while carrying four people and eight tons of cargo. We recently wrote about the fact that these game changing vessels have prompted U.S. Southern Command to start using P-3 Submarine hunter aircraft to combat smugging. Still the question remains; how to you force a sub to surface without killing everyone on board? Do they merely follow the boats until they arrive at their destination?

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