Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Narco homemade submarine intercepted off Costa Rica

A Costa Rican police officer guards a homemade submarine captured off Costa Rica's Pacific coast, is under guard in the Pacific port of Puntarenas, Costa Rica, Monday, Nov. 20, 2006. The 49-foot craft, which was packed with three tons of cocaine worth about $90 million, was spotted Friday, 166 kilometers (103 miles) off Costa Rica's coast near Cabo Blanco National Park on the Nicoya peninsula, according to Costa Rica's Security Minister Fernando Berrocal. U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agents, FBI and Colombian officials aided Costa Rican authorities in the operation. Two Colombians, a Guatemalan and a Sri Lankan man were arrested and taken to the U.S., since they were captured in international waters. (AP Photo/Kent Gilbert)

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