War on Drugs

Narco Sub Seized in Ecuador

Authorities appear to have hit a drug-trafficking jackpot: For the first time ever, Ecuadorean officials—using U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration intel—have found and seized a huge submarine used by drug traffickers in South America. The 100-foot long, diesel-powered, air-conditioned craft could carry multi-ton shipments of cocaine. It was uncovered in Ecuador, on a tributary that leads to the Pacific Ocean. One arrest was made in conjunction with the case, as the DEA continues its investigation.