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SAN JOSE, Costa Rica - The U.S. Coast Guard seized a homemade submarine carrying 3.5 tons of cocaine off Costa Rica and arrested two Colombians, a Guatemalan and a Sri Lankan, Costa Rican officials and media reported Sunday.

The submarine, made of wood and fiberglass, was unlike military submarines or those used by oceanographers. It could only submerge 6 feet under water, Costa Rican Coast Guard spokesman Jose Antonio Fallas told Reuters. When submerged, three tubes remained above water to allow the men to breathe.

The six-foot-wide, 45-foot-long vessel was found last Wednesday near the remote Coco Island, southwest of the Central American mainland, and had traveled hundreds of miles from Colombia on its way to the United States, perhaps via Guatemala or Mexico.
Just imagine the tax money that could be collected from that much cocaine!
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