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megimoo
08-01-2011, 09:16 PM
MIAMI - The U.S. Coast Guard says its crews helped stop a semi-submersible craft filled with $180 million of cocaine in the western Caribbean.

According to CBS-4 in Miami, the so-called "narco submarine" was used by Colombian drug cartel members to export cocaine into the United States. (See video of the Coast Guard interdiction below).....The Coast Guard said Monday that with help from a U.S. Customs and Border Protection airplane, its cutter located the submarine-like craft Tuesday off the coast of Honduras near the Nicaraguan border. The Coast Guard, FBI dive teams and the Honduran navy had been searching for the vessel for more than 10 days.

The Coast Guard says the vessel sank, but not before an FBI dive team could recover nearly 7.5 tons of cocaine worth roughly $180 million.....Drug traffickers design self-propelled semi-submersible (SPSS) crafts to rapidly sink when they detect law enforcement which makes contraband recovery difficult, according to the Coast Guard, CBS-4 reports....The drugs and five crew members aboard the semi-submersible were turned over to U.S. law enforcement.

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2011/08/01/national/main20086321.shtml

FeebMaster
08-01-2011, 10:24 PM
Phew. Guess that means we finally won the War on Drugs.

megimoo
08-01-2011, 11:10 PM
Phew. Guess that means we finally won the War on Drugs.

Nope we just found a small shipment by accident ...“illicit traffickers smuggle 1,250-1,500 metric tons of cocaine per year” into USA..

Apache
08-01-2011, 11:39 PM
Nope we just found a small shipment by accident ...“illicit traffickers smuggle 1,250-1,500 metric tons of cocaine per year” into USA..

I think that was sarcasm....;)

Rockntractor
08-01-2011, 11:42 PM
I think that was sarcasm....;)

You mean it isn't over?:smilie_wall:

megimoo
08-02-2011, 12:21 AM
I think that was sarcasm....;)He's much subtle for me....