Sunday, July 11, 2010

Guatemala nabs cocaine-stuffed submarine in Pacific

These guys are getting ballsier and ballsier , making their own submarines to transport their products !
To bad some of them just don't go legit , they could probably make a good living with their skills , and not have to worry about going to prison !

(Reuters) - Guatemala's navy captured a makeshift submarine loaded with five metric tons of cocaine bound for the United States, the Guatemalan military said on Sunday.

The navy, which was working with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration on the operation, stopped the 55-foot (17-meter) vessel on Friday off Guatemala's Pacific coast and arrested four Colombian men on board.

"There was a sleeping compartment, another (compartment) for the engine, and a third for cargo which was full of cocaine," armed forces spokesman Byron Gutierrez told a news conference.

The four men were taken into custody by DEA agents.

Drug cartels ship hundreds of metric tons of cocaine from Latin America to the United States every year.

In October 2009, a similar submersible was found 108 miles off the Guatemalan coast, packed with 10 metric tons of cocaine.

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