Small Wars Journal

Transnational Crime

Ghost Gliders: Spanish Narco-Submarines

Mon, 08/31/2020 - 7:38pm
This open source intelligence (OSINT) report documents the development of narco-submarines in Spanish waters. These vessels, known as LPVs (Low Profile Vessels) or alternatively SPSS (Self-Propelled Semi-Submersible) vessels, are proliferating globally. These 'narco-submarines' now include three types: Fully Submersible Vessels (FSVs), Low Profile Vessels (LPVs), and hybrid Low Profile Vessels/Go-Fast Vessels (LPV/GFVs).

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Dragon on the Border: Mexican and Chinese Transnational Criminal Networks and Implications for the United States

Sat, 04/15/2017 - 6:15am

As China continues deepening commercial ties with LatAm, it is possible the increased flow of goods and people could present more opportunities for Chinese triads to expand their operations.

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