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Maggie Koerth-Baker at 7:44 am Wed, Sep 12, 2012
Narco subs have been around for quite a while now. This is not unusual.
Ah, drug trafficking, that great stimulus to innovation!
The NYT mentioned that the Feds are worried that terrorists could use this technology, though none have been caught trying yet. Just another example of how the War On Drugs is making America safer, by funding technology development for sale to the terrorist market.
Previously on BoingBoing:
7/2010: Drug Smuggling Sub
12/2010: What it’s like to be a cocaine submarine captain
2/2011: 100-ft-long drug-smuggling, Narco-crafted submarine discovered in Colombia
In Season 6 of Breaking Bad, Walter White rebuilds his empire from the safety of his new undersea meth fortress.
So it can only travel 1000 leagues under the sea? Sounds like it’ll be a while before they can add another 19,000 leagues to that.
When I was a child, I was terrified of going to the ocean because I thought that it was 60,000 miles deep.
When I was building AUVs with grant funding, we used to joke about how these guys in the jungle seemed to have a better budget.