A mini-submarine carrying $200 million worth of cocaine was intercepted by authorities in the ‘Eastern Pacific Ocean,’ THE DAILY MAIL reports. Officials said they intercepted the semi-submersible vessel attempting to bring 12,800 pounds or 5.5 tons of cocaine worth $200 million into the US.
The cocaine was on a mini-sub called a narco-submarine, vessels made of fiberglass that are extremely hard to detect using radar and are commonly used by drug traffickers.
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Authorities are unsure where the mini submarine came from or how it came to be in the Eastern Pacific Ocean, but these vessels have been used to transport drugs from Colombia as early as the 1990s.
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