Drug sub deck
On March 26 a Colombian Navy sailor walks the deck of a homemade semisubmersible drug sub, which was seized by police before it could be launched. Despite high-profile seizures, authorities believe dozens of cocaine subs have successfully delivered cargo bound for the U.S. drug market—and the problem may be growing. U.S. law enforcement officials now estimate that more than a third of the Colombian cocaine smuggled into the U.S. is carried on narco-subs, according to U.S.-government estimates cited by the Washington Post. "The traffickers have now exhausted every option in the maritime domain," said Jay Bergman, DEA director for the Andes Range region, in a press statement. "There is literally no means of illicit marine-drug transport left to the imagination."