Ecuador Discovers Drug Submarine Near Colombia Border – InSight Crime | Organized Crime in the Americas
Authorities in Ecuador have discovered a submarine intended to transport drugs to Central and North America, in an indication of the growth of sophisticated transportation methods in one of the region’s most important drug trafficking corridors.
The discovery was made in Limones, Esmeraldas province, in northern Ecuador on October 20 and announced by the country’s Interior Minister Jose Serrano Salgado via Twitter (see below), reported El Comercio.
The submarine was reported by Colombian Defense Minister Juan Carlos Pinzon to be capable of carrying up to seven tons of drugs, reported El Tiempo. According to Pinzon, the discovery came as a result of joint operations between the two countries.
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