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Blocks of narcotics found entangled in Cozumel seaweed

Cozumel, Q.R. — On Tuesday, elements of the National Guard and the Mexican Army seized 16 bricks of cocaine and two of marijuana on Cozumel. The first batch of drugs were found washed up on the eastern side of the island Tuesday morning in Playa Punta Sur.

During a foot patrol, two packages of approximately 22 centimeters long by 14 wide and four high with a combined weight of 1,620 kilograms of marijuana was found first.

Shortly before noon in the area of the Royal Castle heading north to Punta Molas, military personnel found another 10 packages, this time of cocaine. An hour later, another six packages of cocaine was found entangled in seaweed in the Arrecifes area.

Wash up drugs were found in three different areas Tuesday. Photo: May 21, 2024.

Each of the packages found weighed between 1.0 and 1.1 kilos. The blocks of narcotics were transferred to the Attorney General’s Office. They will eventually be incinerated with other drugs found on beaches and seized in operations.

The washed up narcotics are part of an ongoing find along Quintana Roo shores. Their findings have become common in particular, over the last two years.