Drug Cartels' Secret Weapon

Vessels called submersibles are moving huge amounts of cocaine to U.S. streets.

Submersibles: Drug Cartels' Secret Weapon

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Colombian jungles are the main sites for manufacturing these submersibles, according to U.S. Coast Guard Rear Adm. Joe Nimmich, former head of the Joint Interagency Task Force, a multinational anti-drug smuggling task force. The process is simple: get an engine, build the boat around it, load the cocaine, get it in the water and go. Such submersibles are neither comfortable, nor safe, but Rear Adm. Nimmich admitted that the pay is appealing to smugglers. "They get paid a lot of money for it; that's why they do it," he told ABC News in 2007. The image is an outside view of the portholes of a submersible. (ABC News)
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