A U.S coast guard vessel intercepts a self-propelled semi-submersible vessel in the Caribbean coast of Honduras August 1, 2011. U.S. authorities have recovered nearly 15,000 pounds of cocaine worth an estimated $180 million from a sunken submarine-like vessel used by smugglers off the coast of Honduras, the Coast Guard said on Monday. Honduras is used by Mexican and Colombian cartels to traffic drugs to the United States. Mexican drug gangs have been moving into Central America since Mexico's government launched an army-led drive to crush them 4 1/2 years ago.
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