Tuesday, August 15, 2006


Drug smugglers may be using subs

`Cocaine traffickers may be using submarines to smuggle drugs into Europe, Spanish police said on Monday after finding a 35-foot-long submarine drifting off the country’s northwestern coast. [..]

Although the Galicia Civil Guard have never seized a smugglers’ submarine before, traffickers have been known to use submersible craft elsewhere to ferry cocaine between shore and mother ship.

In 2000, Colombian police found a 100-foot-long submarine with the capacity to carry up to 200 tons of cocaine worth billions of dollars still under construction in the Andes mountains near Bogota.’

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