|Smuggling Past & Present|
|Modern day smuggling forms the
background for the thriller, Eavesdrop, and is therefore an area that
interests and intrigues its author, Ian Coates. |
This page looks at smuggling through the ages.
|The picture shows a submarine abandoned in a Colombian mangrove swamp.
It had apparently been used for smuggling and would have cost the
smugglers around a quarter of a billion dollars. 100 feet long,
it's capable of carrying 6 smugglers and 8 tons of cocaine. It
carries GPS navigation (that's the aerial on the conning tower),
cameras, toilets & airconditioning. |
from Mexico are digging tunnels that break into the Arizona drainage
system to provide a secret route into America. The Border Agency
now uses robots to search the maze of tunnels to hunt the smugglers.|