Tons of cocaine found in sub-like boat

2017-10-27 06:03
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Mexico City — Officials in El Salvador say the country's navy has seized nearly 1.7 metric tons of cocaine from a semi-submersible boat off the country's Pacific coast.

Video of the seizure shows the boat had a completely sealed deck and a small, sub-like bridge that stood above the water.

The prosecutors' office announced on Thursday the drugs were probably worth $42 million on the street.

Three Colombian crew members and one Guatemalan man were detained on the boat about 425 km off the coast.

Such boats are designed to keep a low visual and radar profile to escape detection. It was the first such craft seized by El Salvadoran forces.

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