100-foot-long narco sub found in Colombia
The homemade drug submarine was found in a rural area of Timbiqui.
February 15th, 2011
06:31 AM ET

100-foot-long narco sub found in Colombia

The Colombian military has seized a 100-foot-long submarine capable of transporting eight tons of cocaine from Colombia to Mexico, news reports say.

The vessel was found in a jungle area in Timbiqui in southwestern Colombia on Sunday, according to a report from RTT News.

Colombian navy officials said the homemade sub had two diesel engines and sophisticated navigational equipment that would enable it to travel to Mexico while remaining up to 30 feet below the surface of the Pacific Ocean.

The vessel was set up for a crew of four but was unoccupied when found,  RTT reported. Officials estimated it would have cost $2 million to build.

The submarine is just the latest example of crafts smugglers have made to try to get their illicit cargo past law enforcement.

Last year, VBS.TV got access to the Colombian naval base where many captured smuggling vessels are taken.

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soundoff (369 Responses)
  1. The Skud (Australia)

    Is this a 'file picture'? That photo has been around for ages, or they keep finding new subs in the same creek.

    February 16, 2011 at 3:54 am | Report abuse |
  2. Cesar

    A guy is in a P/U truck with penguins riding in the back. Then an officer spots them.......

    February 16, 2011 at 5:17 am | Report abuse |
  3. CW3 Pookey

    I gave up "sniffing glue" when I got my Pilot Wings........

    March 7, 2011 at 12:50 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Descartes

    Man, the smugglers who were chosen to navigate this thing are the bravest souls on Earth.

    March 13, 2011 at 2:29 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Tony Montano

    Say Hello to my little friend!

    March 16, 2011 at 5:06 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Pau

    That's not a good face for Colombian people to the world. but however it seems that we are really s,art. no one can invet something like that. :)

    April 11, 2011 at 10:23 pm | Report abuse |
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