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Narco subs pose new challenge for US coast guards

The first time they found one, authorities dubbed it "Big Foot." They had heard rumors that such things existed, but nobody had actually seen one.

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Comment by Powell Gammill
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Well received an email letting me know the link has disappeared. I confirmed AFP's link and it indeed is gone. Interesting. Yahoo still has it in its cue, but it will disappear after 7 days. Still, it is the best link I can find. Read it while you can.

Comment by Chip Saunders
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"Hoping for a new weapon in their arsenal, the US Coast Guard is working with Congress to make it illegal even to be aboard an unflagged semi-sub in international waters, whether or not authorities find cocaine at the scene as evidence of wrongdoing. The crime would carry a 20-year prison term"

And under just what "authority" will Congress claim over the high seas as jurisdictional nexus to charge someone other than a U.S. national with such a crime?