Drug Submarines Harder to Detect for DEA


POSTED: Friday, July 2, 2010 - 6:10pm

UPDATED: Saturday, July 3, 2010 - 1:36pm

Drug Enforcement Administration efforts are made harder because of innovative ways that drug smugglers are bringing drugs into the country. One method that officials say is especially hard to tackle: homemade submarines.

DEA calls them semi-submersibles and they can be anywhere from 45 to 80 feet long. They can be remote controlled or manned and can travel up to 2000 miles, typically to smuggle cocaine out of Colombia into Mexico.

"It's an innovative way to smuggle the drugs and its also very hard for us to detect because they're underwater and basically you have to get right on top of them to detect them," said Diana Apodaca, special agent for the DEA.

About 80 to 90 percent of the cocaine smuggled into the United States goes through Mexico.

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The maximum effective range of an excuse is zero meters when it comes to stemming and stopping the "flow" of drugs into our country by subumarines. Astronauts can correct and realign the Hubble telescope thousands of miles way out in space from ground based stations when it messes up; and yall can`t stop the alien invasion of drugs into America by sea, land, and air? The Gulf of Mexico and the BP oil slick is providing a convienient diversionary tactic for the drug smuggling submariners.

Damn, well thanks for pointing this out on the website, and for alerting the Drug Cartels how easy it is for them to use the submarines and how hard it is for the DEA to detect it. Very smart people.

Can subs travel on the Rio Grande?

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