Navy Finds 2 Submarines In Jungle Used To Smuggle Drugs

These images show Colombian soldiers coming across a camp in the middle of the jungle with two fibreglass submarines that were reportedly used to smuggle drugs.

The narco-subs were found during military exercises in the municipality of Buenaventura located close to Colombia’s western coast in the department of Valle del Cauca.

Video Credit: CEN

The Colombian Navy said that they were walking through the jungle when they found “two hidden submarines” made of fibreglass and believed to have been used for drug trafficking.

A spokesperson for the Pacific Naval Force said: “They were built in a makeshift shipyard and were waiting to be loaded with cocaine before sailing up the estuary to the bay of Buenaventura and then up to Central America.”

Credit: CEN/@ArmadaColombia
The submarines

According to the Colombian authorities, one submarine is valued at 1.8 billion COP (427,610 GBP) and was 1.7 metres (5.6 feet) long, 2.5 metres (8.2 feet) wide and 1.7 metres (5.6 feet) high.

The sub was reportedly capable of transporting between six and seven tons of pure cocaine.

The other vessel was valued at 500 million COP (118,800 GBP) and was 19.2 metres (63 feet) long, 1.8 metres (5.9 feet) wide and 1.1 metres (3.6 feet) high.

Credit: CEN/@ArmadaColombia
The submarines

The submarine was capable of transporting between three and four tons of cocaine, according to reports.

The Navy also seized two engines and a power generator, according to local media.

Although the camp was deserted and some material evidence was found destroyed, the authorities believe it was a strong blow to the criminal gang’s operations.

The investigation is ongoing.

Credit: CEN
The material found in the jungle was destroyed

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Story By: Ana LacasaSub-EditorJoseph Golder, Agency: Central European News


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