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. Ethernet

    Even if they have to build a sub per trip, they are making tons of cash

    September 27, 2011 at 9:35 am | Report abuse |
    • jorge washinsen

      American cash.We have a drug problem ,they have a problem spending the money.

      September 27, 2011 at 9:42 am | Report abuse |
  2. sharon peters

    where's the torpedo of truth.

    September 27, 2011 at 9:39 am | Report abuse |
    • Dope4asaferworld

      Your a moron....

      September 27, 2011 at 9:42 am | Report abuse |
    • tuffyturf

      The torpedo of truth is right here...... Journey, Journey, Journey, in the tub...... Journey, Journey, Journey underwater sub

      September 27, 2011 at 9:52 am | Report abuse |
    • Charlie Sheen

      Defeat is not an option!!!

      BTW, Where's my blow? Anyone see my briefcase of blow?

      September 27, 2011 at 12:19 pm | Report abuse |
  3. RUFFNUTT

    What if the sub. was totally filled with poop? Lol, that would be funny if they were actually shipping poop all around, joke's on them!

    September 27, 2011 at 9:42 am | Report abuse |
  4. Dude

    "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." - More proof that drug users provide material support to terrorism and are accessories to murders.

    September 27, 2011 at 9:47 am | Report abuse |
    • cj

      You think proof is required for that? Aren't you the smart one.

      September 27, 2011 at 10:28 am | Report abuse |
    • strat4jazz

      Dude, honestly do you think even one person (that does drugs) cares about this point? They don't any more than you care about the number of people starving while you dine on expensive food. The point is, drug addicts don't care if you link terrorism and murder to their habit, they don't see it so it makes no difference to them. But thanks anyway for the overly dramatic presentation

      September 27, 2011 at 10:41 am | Report abuse |
    • Linanunez

      Where's the proof that they were build on FARC orders? The Colombian government always says one thing and then it turns out to be lies in order to protect their own corruption.

      September 27, 2011 at 10:52 am | Report abuse |
    • Anon

      Or you could blame prohibition for funding organized crime (prohibition era alcohol) and terrorism. In the end the governments laws keep the black market going.

      There are always going to be addicts and a drug supply to any wealthy nation it's just a matter of how it gets here.

      September 27, 2011 at 11:00 am | Report abuse |
    • bsitz

      How many (blood) diamonds do you or your wife own? Keep buying them! Those kids in Africa will keep digging for them, and being shot for them, while being forced to kill other families, kidnapping children from their families. So on and so on....does it make you feel good that you can point the finger at someone else?

      The only reason it funds terrorism is because its illegal. Further proof that prohibition does not work.

      BTW research your government and how much money was funded to those former freedom fighters turned terrorists.

      September 27, 2011 at 12:20 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Jennifer Bond

    Next stop, Narco sub-orbital spacecraft. 🙂

    September 27, 2011 at 9:50 am | Report abuse |
  6. Pirate

    "...The second sub, named The Black Pearl, was made of steel and fiberglass and could carry four tons of cocaine..."

    Captain Jack Sparrow lost his ship again... Is this the trailer for Pirates of the Carribean 5?

    September 27, 2011 at 9:51 am | Report abuse |
  7. Layne

    Um, here's an idea, gentlemen. Try hiding them under water next time, instead of some shack in the forest. They ARE submarines, you know.

    September 27, 2011 at 9:52 am | Report abuse |
    • Paul

      Manned submarines don't get stored under water when they're not in use, not even Navy submarines. How do you think the crew gets in and out?

      September 27, 2011 at 10:14 am | Report abuse |
    • Hector

      SHHHhhhhh........dont give them ideas!!!

      September 27, 2011 at 10:14 am | Report abuse |
  8. Jon Dough

    How does a person get on the mailing list for the police auctions?

    September 27, 2011 at 9:53 am | Report abuse |
  9. James B.

    How soon we forget our own CIA smuggling drugs into the US to support their illegal doings....

    September 27, 2011 at 10:02 am | Report abuse |
  10. Lucy In The Sky

    In the town where I was born,
    Lived a man who sailed to sea,
    And he told us of his life,
    In the land of submarines,

    So we sailed on to the sun,
    Till we found the sea green,
    And we lived beneath the waves,
    In our yellow submarine,

    We all live in yellow submarine,
    yellow submarine, yellow submarine,
    We all live in yellow submarine,
    yellow submarine, yellow submarine...

    September 27, 2011 at 10:05 am | Report abuse |
    • f

      Heeeey Looooocy ! I'm Hooooome ! But Lucy, this a black and rusty submarine, not a happy Yellow Submarine.

      September 27, 2011 at 11:42 am | Report abuse |
  11. Bailtan13

    for the 2 they got, 8 others r underwater and in motion.

    September 27, 2011 at 10:15 am | Report abuse |
  12. Mojo

    Next they will have stealth subs and stealth planes to smuggle dope.

    September 27, 2011 at 10:16 am | Report abuse |
  13. dizzy

    How exactly does one learn to pilot a submarine? I'm not sure I'd want to be in a sub with a bunch of tweaked out columbian snow bunny smugglers.

    September 27, 2011 at 10:17 am | Report abuse |
  14. Homer

    No wonder there is no productivity in the work place everybody is blogged up.

    September 27, 2011 at 10:20 am | Report abuse |
  15. Ralph Gizzip

    I'm sure a computer and ring of sonobouys could keep a watch out for these things. The let the US Navy sink them where they're found. You never know... they could be carrying explosives instead of drugs.

    September 27, 2011 at 10:24 am | Report abuse |
    • f

      I agree ! The US Navy and Coast Guard should blow them to bits and scoop up whatever floats to the surface.

      September 27, 2011 at 11:44 am | Report abuse |
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