That quote if from a story on MSNBC.com about an under-construction submarine that was confiscated by Colombian police.
Of course the ingenuity of drug traffickers is amazing--they're motivation is profit. This "amazing" ingenuity is exactly why the War on Drugs has never worked and will never get any more successful.
Drug traffickers have as their motivation profit--what could be a more tried and true motivation for accomplishing anything? Some might suggest patriotism, and I would agree, but only if the patriotism is actually patriotism and not nationalism, and even then only for a brief period of time (maybe enough to win a revolution, but then not much longer).
So this story illustrates two things:
- Profit is the best motivation for accomplishing almost anything.
- The War on Drugs will never be successful.