Two new narco subs found in Colombia
This narco sub, which authorities said could carry up to 10 tons of cocaine, was found Friday.
September 27th, 2011
07:05 AM ET

Two new narco subs found in Colombia

Authorities in Colombia have confiscated two narco subs, submersibles designed to smuggle cocaine, since Friday, according to news reports.

A vessel found on the country's Pacific coast on Friday could carry up to 10 tons of cocaine and was outfitted with a GPS navigation system, according to a report from Insightcrime.org.

On Monday, authorities said they found a smaller but more sophisticated submarine hidden in a wooden shack in dense coastal jungle north of where the first sub was found Friday, according to a report from the BBC.

The second sub, named The Black Pearl, was made of steel and fiberglass and could carry four tons of cocaine, the BBC report said. It could stay submerged for 10 days with a crew of five and had radar, navigation and communication systems that made it worth $2 million, the report said.

Both vessels were built under the orders of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) rebel group, which finances its operations with cocaine sales, according to the reports.

In February, Colombian authorities captures a 100-foot-long narco sub capable of traveling to Mexico at depths of up to 30 feet.

Read more about Colombia's narco subs.

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  1. Gaadffly

    So,, The subs were "captureed" but no coke? The real subs must have gotten away while these decoys were being chased. haha

    September 27, 2011 at 7:46 am | Report abuse |
    • Dennis

      Yeah...these they love using their million dollar decoys

      September 27, 2011 at 7:48 am | Report abuse |
    • Mitch

      I wish people would learn to read the details. One was found on the coast, and the other hidden in a wooden shack in the jungle. Mindless speculation irritates me. Military strikes on the FARC occur on a regular basis; so odds are when they say the subs were found, stated the name of the sub, who buit it, and for what reasons, intelligence was surfaced on the subs with the locations, and the subs were confiscated. And the FARC are not going to buy subs for recreation.

      September 27, 2011 at 9:42 am | Report abuse |
  2. banasy©

    Good.

    September 27, 2011 at 7:59 am | Report abuse |
  3. Dalmac

    When a spec is worth $100/ ya ignorate to what it sells for. I imagine 10 tons of coke would net well over 100mill so the item lost that probably made at least one successful trip cost 2 mill or less for the 10 ton one. Thats a cost of doing business of 2% not a bad profit.

    September 27, 2011 at 8:22 am | Report abuse |
    • Retard, read the story

      + cost of producing coke, either way... lots of profits

      September 27, 2011 at 9:38 am | Report abuse |
  4. mormon

    I think these people shouldnt be punished for their enginuity and imagination. They are just being capitalist. Our government has done many such immoral things or worse. Trading in arms, etc. I dislike alcohol and illegal drugs but the suns are cool.

    September 27, 2011 at 8:34 am | Report abuse |
    • yacker01

      Nice name, moron.

      September 27, 2011 at 8:41 am | Report abuse |
    • shawn

      the man has a point...

      September 27, 2011 at 8:52 am | Report abuse |
    • Franky

      I wish they would just legalize drugs and be done with it.

      September 27, 2011 at 9:24 am | Report abuse |
    • carlos

      Whats next ,the goverment will find UFO with drugs.

      September 27, 2011 at 9:30 am | Report abuse |
    • 2011cnn2011

      its a simple thing of supply and demand you dumb americans..Dont buy and they make no money.

      October 1, 2011 at 3:05 pm | Report abuse |
  5. mormon

    suns = subs.

    September 27, 2011 at 8:34 am | Report abuse |
  6. Dustin

    I see a Destroyer from Star Wars has been captured

    September 27, 2011 at 8:36 am | Report abuse |
    • Jabba's Pawn

      Luke: Boy, it's lucky you have these compartments.
      Han Solo: I use them for smuggling. I never thought I'd be smuggling myself in them.

      September 27, 2011 at 9:53 am | Report abuse |
    • Jabba's Pawn

      Greedo: Jabba's through with you! He has no use for smugglers who drop their shipments at the first sign of an Imperial cruiser.
      Han Solo: Even I get boarded sometimes. Do you think I had a choice?
      Greedo: You can tell that to Jabba. At best, he may only take your ship.

      September 27, 2011 at 9:57 am | Report abuse |
  7. Spunky DerWondermonkey

    Hmmm – A beached sub "Captured" – It's like capturing a shell that washed up on shore. Way to go guy's... I guess it never crossed your mind that they were done with it, huh?

    September 27, 2011 at 8:37 am | Report abuse |
  8. Doug

    Ever consider these are the old subs that they no longer use?

    September 27, 2011 at 8:50 am | Report abuse |
    • bsitz

      Good idea, never thought of that. They find these all the time though. This isn't harming the flow of drugs into our country.

      September 27, 2011 at 12:11 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Giz Face

    Pretty sweet ride. Where can I purchase one? And is the cocain biz hiring because 20 bucks an hour isnt cutting it anymore

    September 27, 2011 at 8:53 am | Report abuse |
  10. Chris

    Further proof that the drug war is a failure. No matter what you do these people will find a way. Theres obviously a will so...

    September 27, 2011 at 8:56 am | Report abuse |
  11. brandoinei

    if they subs didn't have dope on them how do they know they aren't just for recreation...

    September 27, 2011 at 8:57 am | Report abuse |
  12. Jose

    It's clearly wrong, but these subs could be easily adapted for eco tourism and make a lot (not as much as drugs) of money.

    September 27, 2011 at 9:10 am | Report abuse |
  13. adilson

    brazilian sub

    September 27, 2011 at 9:10 am | Report abuse |
  14. Robert

    They can buy an old Russian sub for that much money (2 million).

    September 27, 2011 at 9:23 am | Report abuse |
    • Nicole

      Would you trust a Russian Sub to stay afloat?

      September 27, 2011 at 10:31 am | Report abuse |
    • Fred Evil

      I wouldn't trust THESE to stay afloat. If you abandon one on the beach, it's probably trash anyway. Celebrating finding their leavings, wow, the DEA will stop at nothing to portray themselves as 'winning!'
      And they're 'Winning' like Charlie Sheen.

      September 27, 2011 at 10:49 am | Report abuse |
  15. sharon peters

    periscope up. Ready for action seamen.

    September 27, 2011 at 9:28 am | Report abuse |
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