There has been a noticeable shift in trafficking routes and tactics used by drug cartels in the Western Hemisphere over the past year. New submarine technology is being used to ferry drugs to North America, and Colombian officials have confirmed that FARC, a Marxist guerilla group, is getting outside assistance to construct these vessels. At the same time, advanced drug submarines are increasingly being built and operated out of Venezuela, raising security questions for the United States due to Venezuela’s close ties with Iran and the alleged presence in Venezuela of Hezbollah, Iran’s Lebanese terrorist proxy.
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