2 found dead in submarine filled with smuggled cocaine

Photo of the submarine found by authorities off the Pacific coast of Colombia. (Colombian Navy)

Authorities made a shocking discovery after finding two dead bodies and millions of dollars worth of cocaine in a 15-meter long submarine off the Pacific coast of Colombia on Sunday.

Colombian Navy officials boarded the vessel and found 2.6 tons of cocaine worth more than $87 million, two dead bodies, and two survivors.

The two men found on the vessel were in poor health conditions. According to a statement from the Colombian Navy, they were affected by toxic gases generated from the submarine's fuel. 

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Both men received medical attention, the agency noted. 

Authorities transported the two survivors, bodies, and cocaine to the municipality of Tumaco - Nariño, where it was presented to the Technical Investigation Corps of the Attorney General's Office, the statement concluded

This story was reported from Washington, D.C.