15 March South Pacific Ocean

In mid-March a small submarine was intercepted by the Colombian navy in the South Pacific Ocean. The submarine was discovered carrying thousands of pounds of cocaine and two dead bodies. The vessel was a 50-foot-long, low-profile, semi-submersible carrying more than 2,643 kilograms of cocaine worth more than $87 million, according to reports. The shipment was headed to Central America for distribution. In addition to the cocaine, two dead bodies were found aboard and two men who were deemed in poor health due to inhaling toxic fumes from the submarine.