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Bacalar plane confirmed carrying cocaine bound for Cartel de Sinaloa

Escárcega, Campeche — The secretary of the navy says the nearly 600 kilo load of cocaine found in Campeche from a plane in Bacalar, Quintana Roo was discovered hidden under the semi’s metal roof.

The Secretary of the Navy reports the unit was tracked by the military and detained at the entrance to Escárcega where the drug was secured. However, they spent two hours searching the semi for the drugs and only made the discovery when they lifted the metal roof sheets, under which the cocaine bricks were stowed.

The unit was tracked after a plane managed an illegal landing in Salamanca, in the municipality of Bacalar. Although the plane load of drugs were gone, military personnel managed to seize motorcycles and make arrests.

They report that David Álvarez Cruz and Luis Francisco Flores Cahuich were detained when trying to flee on motorcycles when police moved in on the plane. The small aircraft was seized Friday by the Mexican Navy and National Guard on a clandestine runway. They say it was carrying approximately one ton of pure cocaine from Colombia, destined for the Cartel de Sinaloa. Cocaine residue was found inside the empty aircraft.

In their initial statement before the Federal Public Ministry, the two detainees said that the drug had been brought from Colombia and unloaded by people from Sinaloa.