Narco sub (Santa Cruz, Oaxaca, Mexico)

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First ‘Narco Submarine’ Incident of 2021

The Mexican Navy has made the first reported Narco submarine interdiction of the year.

On January 7, 2021 they stopped a low profile vessel (LPV) off the coast of Santa Cruz, Oaxaca in the Pacific Ocean.

4 crew members were arrested and a large quantity of narcotics was seized.

PI1126 Betelgeuse, a CB-90 assault boat of the Mexican Navy, approaches the LPV. The smuggling vessel would be near to the final stage of its journey so was likely higher in the the water. Photo: Mexican Navy

In 2020, over 25 of the so-called “narco submarines” were intercepted.

The narcosub is a variant of the LPV-OM-2 family, provisionally designated sub-family A (e.g. LPV-OM-2-A). The variation has a longer hull with an insert in the original 13m powerboat hull.

It had 4 outboard motors which are appear to Yamaha Enduro 75hp 2-strokes.

Narco sub (Santa Cruz, Oaxaca, Mexico)

These are the most common type of outboard used on narco subs.

Surprisingly, this sub had a 4 person crew. Narco-submarines with outboard motors tend to only have 3.

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Narco sub (Santa Cruz, Oaxaca, Mexico)
Narco sub (Santa Cruz, Oaxaca, Mexico)
Narco sub (Santa Cruz, Oaxaca, Mexico)


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