Ecuadorians develop game-changing stealth sub!

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    “The advent of the narco-submarine presents new detection challenges for maritime interdiction forces,” DEA Andean Regional Director Jay Bergman said in a statement.

    “The submarine’s nautical range, payload capacity and quantum leap in stealth have raised the stakes for the counter-drug forces and the national security community alike.”

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    Authorities in Ecuador, joined by agents from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, have seized a submarine built secretly in the jungles of the South American country, according to a DEA press release.

    The electric-powered submarine, 30 feet long, was intended to transport multi-ton quantities of cocaine. But after acting on intelligence obtained by the DEA, authorities in Ecuador were able to seize the clandestine vessel on Friday before it was ever deployed, the DEA said.

    Friday’s operation marks the first seizure of a clandestinely constructed, fully-operational submarine built to facilitate trans-oceanic drug trafficking, according to the DEA.

    http://liveshots.blogs.foxnews.com/2010/07/03/submarine-seized-in-ecuador-with-deas-help/
     
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    Ecuador authorities seize drug-smuggling sub

    (CNN) -- A fully functional submarine built for the primary purpose of transporting massive amounts of cocaine has been seized by Ecuadorean authorities with the help of U.S. drug enforcement agents.
    A drug-trafficking organization built the sea-worthy vessel that is now being held near the border of Ecuador and Colombia, and one individual has been taken into custody, authorities said. The investigation into the group and the submarine, which was seized Friday, is ongoing.

    http://edition.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/a....submarine/index.html?hpt=C1&fbid=ge7ODOJ7dZw
     

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