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1.2 tons of cocaine seized off coast of Chiapas

Puerto Chiapas, Chiapas — The Secretariat of the Navy of Mexico reported that they have seized 1.2 tons of cocaine off the coast of Chiapas.

The boat carrying the drugs was discovered during a maritime and air surveillance patrol operation. They say that during their operation, a boat was sighted with two outboard motors traveling at high speed approximately 75 nautical miles (138.9 kilometers) northeast of Puerto Chiapas.

As personnel began to intercept the vessel, those on board began to throw the packages overboard. However, 38 packages totaling approximately 1.2 tons of cocaine was seized by authorities along with their boat.