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Narco Subs — Or How Cocaine Gets to the USA (Infographic)

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All of the pop culture references in modern American society could give you a broad idea of how drugs get into the USA, but this infographic breaks down all the specifics, right down to the latrine buckets used inside of these small submarines.

Some of the specifics break down how drug submarines carry more than 1/3 of the coke smuggled into the US from Columbia, which is nearly 30% of Columbia’s total coke exports. Recently, one of the most sophisticated drug-running submarines has cost up nearly $2 million, and has the ability to travel 30 feet below the surface of the ocean. Pretty impressive.

According to the graphic, the way the cartels deliver Scarface’s favorite product from Central and South America are by means of submarines. There are also insights to how lightweight aircrafts are being used in the operation. Fairly impressive, but how has the “war on drugs” let this happen, when the means and methods of the drug smugglers are well-known enough to enable prevention?

Created by: Criminal Justice Degree