Tuesday, 15 February 2011

Seriously? A submarine?

I couldnt help but be fascinated by this story:
Members of the Colombian Navy stand guard on top of a seized submarine built by drug smugglers in a makeshift shipyard in Timbiqui, department of Cauca, February 14, 2011. Colombian authorities said the submersible craft was to be used to transport 8 tons of cocaine illegally into Mexico.
This is awesome and slightly terrifying on pretty much every level. Its not clear from the article if this is a home made job, or some piece of left over equiptment from some war or another.

I can only ask, what the heck is going on that these guys can run a submarine to transport drugs. Isnt that one of those "Nation state" style toys?

1 comment:

  1. They've had planes and armies for years, surely a submarine is simply the natural progression...