The most common means of transporting major weight of across the waters is by speedboat. However, more and more cocaine smugglers have turned to using self-propelled semi-submersible aquatic vessels to move their kilos from point A to point B. They are defined by their ability to travel partially underwater. Armed forces in Colombia especially have their hands full, in their attempts to stop cocaine traffickers in the nation. Since 1993, the Colombian navy has destroyed or seized 91 of these SPSS vessels. Today, it has been reported that the Colombian navy has destroyed its first SPSS of 2016 and seized more than a ton of coke.
According to the Times Of India, the navy “a semi-submersible designed like a torpedo” capable of carrying two tons of cocaine, at Natural Sanquianga Park, in southwestern Colombia. It was reported that near the SPSS, the troops discovered a storage site hidden in the bushes, that contained large plastic bags filled with a total of 652 kilos (1,437 pounds). In a separate bust in the Bocagrande region of Narino, the navy found two boats holding coke packs that weighed out to a total of 402 kilos.
Navy personnel said that “a drug trafficking network was stockpiling the cocaine to eventually ship it aboard the torpedo craft to Central America.” The Times reports:
The navy said that the seizures prevented the drug traffickers from earning some 32 million dollars in sales if the cocaine had reached international markets.