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    Cocaine Coasts: Peru's Crackdown on Underwater Coke Traffickers

    Peru is the world's number one producer of cocaine. It's a business that generates profits of up to 4,000 percent. To avoid detection, traffickers are avoiding traditional air and ground smuggling routes and are now using underwater tactics to sneak cocaine out of the country. The criminals hide their cargo inside containers or attach the drugs to the underside of a ship's hull after it has passed inspection and left the port. VICE's Fernando Lucena met up with a Peruvian Navy team to see how the special forces are working to bust the drug runners.Jul 19, 201612 minsTVMAPeru is the world's number one producer of cocaine. It's a business that generates profits of up to 4,000 percent. To avoid detection, traffickers are avoiding traditional air and ground smuggling routes and are now using underwater tactics to sneak cocaine out of the country. The criminals hide their cargo inside containers or attach the drugs to the underside of a ship's hull after it has passed inspection and left the port. VICE's Fernando Lucena met up with a Peruvian Navy team to see how the special forces are working to bust the drug runners.Jul 19, 201612 minsTVMA