WASHINGTON – The Drug Enforcement Administration says it has helped seized a submarine capable of transporting tons of cocaine.
DEA officials say the diesel electric-powered submarine was constructed in a remote jungle and captured near a tributary close to the Ecuador-Colombia border. Ecuadorian authorities seized the sub before it could make its maiden voyage.
The sophisticated camouflaged vessel has a conning tower, periscope and air-conditioning system. It measured about nine-feet-high from the deck plates to the ceiling and stretched nearly a 100 feet long. The DEA says it was built for trans-oceanic drug trafficking.
One person has been taken into custody. DEA Andean Regional Director Jay Bergman says the sub's nautical and payload capacity is a serious development.
Interesting and very short article. Just making conversation.
The Japanese did this in Sydney Harbour during WW2... When the Australian Navy discovered the sub contents, they were shocked to find, sushi sandwiches, boxes of Asprins and plans to smuggle Rolf Harris back into the country inside a torpedo!
I Always Wondered Why he openly sang to people: "Tie Me Kangaroo Down Sport... Tie Me Kangaroo Down!" We used to think he must have known the Kangeroo intimately to have been able to tie it down But my Dad said "Nope he was more interested in handling the Joey with his digery-do-do thingy!"
Fancy Using HIM as a Weapon Looks like the Japanese were trying to get rid of him in the UK at the Glastonbury concert!
I would love to have a submarine! My guess is a drug smuggler bidding for it would be a sitting duck for law enforcement, so the may be only two bidders.
My offer: Pull out of the auction and I'll pay ya with 14 chickens. That is the equivalent price of a successful boomerang lesson! A handsome bribe. Proof of the cost of Boomerang lessons is provided near the end of this short video.