When money is no object and stealth is the object, then building a $2 million submarine doesn’t seem out of the question. And that is exactly what some Colombian drug lords have done.
The military just seized a 100-foot long submarine, estimated to have cost $2 million to build, in southwestern Colombia by the rural jungle area of Timbiqui.
The home-made vessel was capable of carrying eight tons of cocaine under water and needs a crew of four to run it. With its two engines and very sophisticated sonar it could travel quietly 30 feet below sea level for a trip under the Pacific Ocean to Mexico.
The vessel is being considered the most sophisticated of any other vessel seized. No one was captured when the discovery was made.