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Nov. 11th, 2008

02:11 am - Coast Guard seizes $196 million of cocaine from robot submarine

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From:partywhipple
Date:November 11th, 2008 05:30 pm (UTC)
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Wow. Someone had a seriously shitty day. Not only losing their shipment but the craft too? It couldn't have been a cheap thing to build/buy.
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From:drewkitty
Date:November 11th, 2008 07:28 pm (UTC)
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They have several more. People don't GET how powerful the drug cartels are. They have their own logistics people, their own trainers, their own intelligence cadre and counter-intelligence, you name it.
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From:adam__selene
Date:November 11th, 2008 10:41 pm (UTC)
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At 1% of the price of the cargo -- ~$2 million -- it is pretty cheap to build.

Of course that cargo value figure is probably way inflated (i.e. NY street price, not kilo price in Colombia).

Wouldn't it be great if they shipped back the dollars in these things too. Imagine stumbling across a hundred million in unmarked low-denomination bills while sailing across the western Caribbean.
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From:partywhipple
Date:November 11th, 2008 11:04 pm (UTC)
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Yeah I think i can imagine. LOL Oh man...
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