Profits from Drug Smuggling

Federal law enforcement officials in the United States broke up a drug smuggling ring on the border of Arizona and Mexico in October 2011. Over the course of five years, the drug smuggling ring was estimated to have made over $2 Billion in profit from smuggling over 3 million pounds of marijuana, 20,000 pounds of cocaine, and 10,000 pounds of heroin into the United States.

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Specs of a Narco Submarine from South America

According to the United States Coast Guard, drug smugglers use custom-made submarines to bring drugs up from South America and into the United States. The subs are made in the jungle and are typically less than 100 feet long and is staffed by 5 men. The sub can hold up to 6 tons of cocaine and can travel up to 5,000 miles.

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