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Cocaine found after underwater inspection of Colombian ship

Lázaro Cárdenas, Michoacán — Authorities in the port of Lázaro Cárdenas reported the discovery of cocaine after an underwater inspection of a ship arriving from Colombia.

The General Administration of Customs reports the seizure of an illicit shipment of 37.6 kilograms of cocaine at the Lázaro Cárdenas customs office. The October 11th finding was made on a ship arriving from Buenaventura, Colombia.

According to their report, an inspection of the ship was carried out at the port of Lázaro Cárdenas. Elements from the Naval Unit and the Office of the Attorney General of the Republic found a duffle bag inside the hull during an underwater inspection.

It was there divers located 28 brick-shaped packages. A narcotics dog marked the found packages as positive for cocaine.

“As President Andrés Manuel López Obrador commented, seizures are increasing thanks to intelligence work and the strategy coordinated with the Navy and the FGR. We are fulfilling the task of guarding the gates of the country and fighting the smuggling of weapons and drugs,” said Horacio Duarte, head of the General Administration of Customs.