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  • noun Plural form of semisub.

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Examples

  • Experts estimate that 70% of the cocaine leaving Colombia's Pacific coast in 2009 was packed aboard semisubs.

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  • Since the semisubs have proved so successful at dodging interdiction, it seemed inevitable that traffickers - who in the past have commandeered entire passenger jets to move their product - would upgrade to even more elusive full-fledged submarines.

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  • Colombian and U.S. antidrug agents have gotten better at spotting the radar signature of semisubs and have captured dozens of them.

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  • In fact, one retired Colombian trafficker, who made three runs to Mexico at the helm of semisubs, described the conditions as "hellish," with the crew subsisting on crackers, canned beans and milk.

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  • There is also a collection of semisubs, adopted after the Miami Vice era of the 1980s and '90s as traffickers opted for stealth over speed.

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  • So far this year, crews sunk five semisubs off Colombia's coast after being pursued by drug enforcers.

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  • Though authorities caught 11 semisubs last year in international waters off the Pacific -- with 7 tons of cocaine seized in one off Mexico in September -- they estimate from intelligence and interdiction that another 60 delivered their cargo, Nimmich said.

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  • So far this year, crews sunk five semisubs off Colombia's coast after being pursued by drug enforcers.

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  • Though authorities caught 11 semisubs last year in international waters off the Pacific -- with 7 tons of cocaine seized in one off Mexico in September -- they estimate from intelligence and interdiction that another 60 delivered their cargo, Nimmich said.

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