Thursday, September 18, 2008

US Coast Guard seizes cocaine-laden sub off Costa Rica

U.S. and Costa Rican Coast Guard officers look at a self-propelled semi-submersible that was intercepted carrying around seven tons of cocaine and four Colombian crew members as it arrives in Puntarenas, Costa Rica, Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2008. Costa Rica's Security Minister Janina del Vecchio said in a statement Tuesday that the 70-foot (20-meter) vessel was intercepted by the U.S. Coast Guard in international waters near the country last Saturday. The Coast Guard seized the estimated $187 million worth of cocaine during a night raid about 350 miles west of Guatemala. The seized vessel, which the Coast Guard says is capable of traveling from Ecuador to San Diego, California, was towed to Costa Rica's central Pacific port at Puntarenas for inspection. (AP Photo/Kent Gilbert)

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