Americas s Colombia's narco-sub 'museum' gives a peek into drug trafficking tactics

For years, smugglers have been using semi-submersibles to traffic drugs. As the US wages the war on drugs, Colombia’s Pacific coast is the Silicon Valley of narco-innovation.

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Stacked along one edge of the Bahía Málaga naval base is what authorities call “the museum” – a long row of impounded vehicles that chart the evolution of the drug trafficking industry. There are the lumbering fishing boats that used to run marijuana in the 1970s and 1980s, Miami Vice-era “go-fast” boats, and an entire fleet of manned and unmanned semisubmersibles.

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