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And we’ll live beneath the waves

4 July 2010

Houston Chronicle:

It has long been the stuff of drug-trafficking legend, but federal authorities announced on Saturday that they have helped seize the first known and fully operational submarine built by drug traffickers to smuggle tons of cocaine from South America toward the United States.

The diesel-electric powered submarine was captured in an Ecuadorian jungle waterway leading to the Pacific Ocean, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

The sub, which is about 100 feet long and equipped with a periscope, was seized before its maiden voyage by Ecuadorian authorities armed with DEA intelligence.

The various submersibles that keep showing up on the Pacific Coast here are technically not submarines.  This thing is.  But one question… why was it painted cammo and not yellow?

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