x Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 23 January 2018

Cocaine haul in submarines

US Coast Guard finds 14 tonnes of cocaine in home-made submarines off Central America's coast.

MEXICO CITY // The US Coast Guard says it intercepted a submarine-like vessel carrying seven tonnes of cocaine off Central America's coast. The Coast Guard says a US Navy aircraft spotted the 18-metre vessel on Wednesday about 640kms south of the Mexico-Guatemala border. The coast guard sank the vessel, after determining it was too unstable to be towed to port, but did not say if anyone was arrested.

The drug bust came four days after the coast guard and navy seized another home-made submarine also carrying seven tons of cocaine. That craft was towed to a Costa Rican port and four Colombians on board were arrested. AP