Authorities Seize Cocaine-Submarine Between Ecuador and Columbia
July 5, 2010
According to a report by the Telegraph, the submarine [not shown] was a diesel powered, 100-foot monster that was built in the jungle by engineers employed by a Columbian drug cartel, though the cartel in question has not been released by the DEA.
What makes this submarine so surprising is the features built in, which were more sophisticated than the usual sub used by drug runners sneaking into North America and Europe.
The vessel was camouflaged, with a conning tower, periscope, and a full AC unit to keep the large ship, and so the cocaine on it, cool. The sheer size was also a shock, as well as the integrity of the hull, which would have easily made oceanic trips too and from Ecuador, where it would have taken off.
One person was arrested by the DEA on the submarine.