Thursday, March 30, 2006

Mafia Submarine

A SUBMARINE the Mafia was building to smuggle £500million of cocaine per trip into Europe has been seized by police, it was revealed yesterday. It would have carried up to 10 tons and been able to evade coast radar which normally detects drug-running vessels. But in a joint operation Italian and Colombian police swooped on the shipyard in Tumaco, Colombia, before it was finished.

Details of the drug-trafficking plot were released yesterday by Italy's top anti-Mafia investigator, Piero Grasso, after he returned from an operation in South America.

Mr Grasso said: "The Mafia planned to use the submarine to ship cocaine from Colombia to Europe."

From Daily Record.