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The U.S. government announced Saturday afternoon that for the first time ever a fully operational submarine used by drug traffickers has been seized in the waters of South America.

This 100-foot-long operational submarine was discovered in a jungle tributary of Ecuador leading to the Pacific Ocean.

The craft, which could move multi-ton loads of cocaine, was seized in a jungle tributary of Ecuador leading to the Pacific Ocean by the Drug Enforcement Administration and Ecuadoran authorities.

The sub is diesel-powered, has a periscope and air conditioning and measures 100 feet long and 9 feet tall.

At least one person was arrested and an investigation continues, according to a news release from DEA.

Although traffickers have used so-called “narco subs,” low-slung boats that are fully covered and ride low in the water, this is the first full-on submarine ever found in their hands.

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