Mafia built submarine to run drugs

A SUBMARINE in which the Mafia planned to smuggle millions of pounds of cocaine into Europe has been seized by police.

Details of the drug-trafficking plot were released yesterday by Italy's top anti-Mafia investigator, Piero Grasso, after he returned from an operation in South America. The submarine was under construction in a shipyard and would have been used to elude coastal radar systems, which normally intercept drug-trafficking vessels.

Mr Grasso said: "The Mafia planned to use the submarine to ship cocaine from Colombia to Europe."