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Feds seize over 100 kilos of cocaine at Port of Manzanillo

Port of Manzanillo, Colima — More than 100 kilos of cocaine has been seized by federal authorities in the Port of Manzanillo.

The seizure was made by the Navy of Mexico in coordination with the National Intelligence Center (CNI) and infantry elements, which they say, has a value of more than 24 million peso on the black market. The cocaine was discovered after an inspection that included two narcotic dogs.

The dogs alerted handlers to an area that when inspected, revealed 102.6 kilos of cocaine. During the inspection, officers also found two people they say were stowaways.

The inspection came after federal officials received information that the ship was carrying 90 packages of cocaine. “The areas of naval intelligence and the Centro Nacional de Inteligencia (CNI) obtained information that the ship Svendborg Maersk with a Danish flag from Panama and Ecuador, was transporting 90 packages of cocaine which were intended to be recovered by members of organized crime within the port of Manzanillo,” said CNI officials.

Data provided by the naval intelligence area revealed that port workers, as well as people on board, were to unload the drugs.