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| 6/8/2009 12:00:00 AM

Cocaine armada: most narcotic submarines slip through US net

Jun 08 -- WHEN narcotics agents first heard that drug cartels were building an armada of submarines to transport cocaine they thought it was a joke., 103946

Now US law enforcement officials say more than a third of the cocaine smuggled into the US from Colombia travels in submersibles. An experimental oddity two years ago, the strange semi-submarines are now the cutting edge of drug trafficking.

The subs are powered by ordinary diesel engines and built of simple fibreglass in clandestine shipyards in the Colombian jungle. US officials expect 70 or more to be launched this year with a potential cargo of 380 tonnes of cocaine, worth billions of dollars.
 
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