Thursday, February 19, 2015

Guyana seizes submarine used to ferry drugs across Atlantic

From Customs Today Report, 18 Feb. 2015
GEORGETOWN: Police in the South American country of Guyana said that they have discovered a rudimentary submarine to be used to ferry drugs across the Atlantic.
Anti-narcotics unit director James Singh says the submarine is 20 metres long, 12 feet (4 metres) wide and two meters deep.
Singh said the submarine was found in Guyana’s northwest coastal region near the border with Venezuela. He said he believes it was locally built.
The U.S. government has long said Guyana is a major transshipment point for drugs headed to the U.S.
Officials expect to soon open a Drug Enforcement Administration office in Guyana. A DEA spokesman did not immediately return a request for comment.

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