Head of US Anti-Drug Smuggling Task Force 'The Cartels Are Refining their Semi-Submersibles'

They can travel up to 5,000 kilometers and are almost impossible to detect: US law enforcement agencies are struggling to intrecept semi-submersibles built in the jungles of Colombia. SPIEGEL ONLINE speaks to Coast Guard Rear Admiral Joseph L. Nimmich about the increasingly sophisticated methods employed by the drug cartels.
The Colombian drug cartels have acquired a new weapon in their arsenal. They are now using small, submarine-like semi-submersibles assembled deep in the jungle to outmaneuver drug agents and traffic cocaine to North America.

The Colombian drug cartels have acquired a new weapon in their arsenal. They are now using small, submarine-like semi-submersibles assembled deep in the jungle to outmaneuver drug agents and traffic cocaine to North America.

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