£110m cocaine ship caught in the Caribbean
Monday 01 August 2011
A boat carrying $180m (£110m) of cocaine has been caught by US coastguards in the Caribbean.
A cutter found the semi-submersible craft off the coast of Honduras near the Nicaraguan border after it was seen by a spotter plane.
It sank, but was found after several searches by the Coast Guard, FBI dive teams and the Honduran Navy. An FBI dive team found nearly 7.5 tons of cocaine.
Similar boats regularly smuggle drugs along Central America's Pacific Coast, although US and Honduran authorities said this was the first time such a vessel was intercepted in Caribbean waters.
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