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Columbian Drug Cartels Bring New Meaning To the Term ‘Under the Se

By: Jordan M - Published: Feb 16, 2011 • References: photoblog.msnbc.msn and boingboing.net
Last week marked the passage of Jules Verne's birthday, however not even the esteemed author of 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea could have predicted that the device he helped inspire could lead to something so nefariously hilarious as drug smuggling submarines.

At just over 100 feet, this DIY submarine was built by Columbian drug traffickers in order to transport over eight tons of cocaine into Mexico. Yes, eight tons. In a surprising show of ingenuity, however, the sub utilizes some seriously advanced technology according to one official from the Navy's country. The sub's discovery does beg the question as to whether or not more drug traffickers will start employing drug smuggling submarines to get their product into illegal markets.