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Colombian Army Seizes drug-smuggling submarine that can carry FOUR TONS of cocaine

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Published on Jul 28, 2017

Colombian army seizes first electrical 'narco-submarine' capable of carrying four tons of COCAINE before it could transport its illicit cargo
A drug-smuggling submarine capable of carrying four tons of cocaine has been seized by police and troops in Colombia.
The million pound electrical 'narco-submarine' was found by the army before it could transport its illicit cargo.
Soldiers found the customised underwater vehicle in a river in the Choco area of Colombia, near the north-western border with Panama.
It is believed the submarine, which was nine metres (30 feet) long and four and a half metres (15 feet) wide, was going to be used to transport drugs into Central America.
The submarine was discovered during an operation around the rivers of San Juan and Baudo.
The ELN guerrilla group, who are currently negotiating with the Colombian government over a peace deal are the most likely owners of the vessel.
The submersible was built out of sheet metal and had electrical jet propulsion engines powered by more than a hundred batteries.
Police believe the submarine would have taken about five months to build at a cost of 4,500 million COP (1.1 million GBP) and it would have been incredibly difficult to detect underwater because it was electric.
The submarine also had an underwater camera to help its crews steer during their underwater drug smuggling voyages.
It will now be transported to a naval base in the south-western Colombian department of Valle del Cauca.
Colombian prosecutors will check it over for clues that will help with their battle against the country's drug traffickers.
In the last two months Colombian authorities have seized more than nine tons of cocaine and 1.5 tons of cannabis on the west coast of the country.
A laboratory was also destroyed as part of this latest operation which involved the use of a helicopter.

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