Coasties nab a U-Boat

Submarine with cocaine seized off Costa Rica

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica – The U.S. Coast Guard seized a homemade submarine carrying 3.5 tons of cocaine off Costa Rica and arrested two Colombians, a Guatemalan and a Sri Lankan, Costa Rican officials and media reported Sunday.

The submarine, made of wood and fiberglass, was unlike military submarines or those used by oceanographers. It could only submerge 6 feet under water, Costa Rican Coast Guard spokesman Jose Antonio Fallas told Reuters.

The Navy should ask to borrow this for ASW training…

Comments

  1. DJ: Yeah, there have been quite a few, but how many have got through? Maybe if we’d depth charge them instead of arresting them it would dissaude others…

  2. Stories like this always make me wonder if there’s some way we can profit off of this stuff to bolster drug enforcement (or other) budgets. Is there somewhere that we can sell the stuff to make a net good? I dunno, just thinking out loud…