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Semi-subs become vehicles of choice for drug smugglers

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(CBS News) CHARLESTON, S.C. – Under a shed is Bigfoot Two — a 60-foot semi-submarine captured by the U.S. Coast Guard in the Caribbean in 2008. It cost just $2 million to build but was carrying $150 million in cocaine. Under a shed is Bigfoot Two — a 60 foot semi-submarine captured by the U.S. Coast Guard in the Caribbean in 2008. It cost just $2 million to build but was carrying $150 million in cocaine. Vessels like that one are called semi-submersibles because they sail with their tops just above the surface to maintain an air supply for the crew. The semis move cocaine from Colombia to Central America, where it’s then transferred by land into the U.S. Inside we found the semi-sub to be a floating warehouse with a huge space for drugs and little else.

People:

Michael Tyms

Overall Sentiment: 0.0309997

Relevance: 0.201211

Sentiment Quote
-0.190823 “Part of the whole mission is to deny those drugs the ability to get here to our country,” said dive team leader Michael Tyms, …
-0.231328 “Part of the whole mission is to deny those drugs the ability to get here to our country,” said dive team leader Michael Tyms, “so to leave them there would’ve left the job unfinished, so to speak.”
Sentiment Stats:
  • Number of Quotes: 2
  • Aggregate Sentiment: -0.422151
  • Mean: -0.2110755
  • Standard Deviation: 1.7320508075689

Tom Walsh

Overall Sentiment: -0.313979

Relevance: 0.180747

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Additional Info:

Drug: cocaine

Overall Sentiment: 0.0686675

Relevance: 0.567716

Organization: U.S. Coast Guard

Overall Sentiment: -0.0519613

Relevance: 0.889834

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Drug dealers are using submersibles to move cocaine from Colombia to Central America, where it’s then transferred by land into the U.S.

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Semi-subs become vehicles of choice for drug smugglers

Webpage Provided Keywords:

  • cannisters
  • drugs
  • smuggling
  • submarines

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~ by vandal3di3go on January 5, 2013.