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FGR to take over case after overturned Mexico City truck found loaded with 557 kilos of cocaine

Mexico City, Mexico — The FGR will take over a case where an overturned truck was found carrying cocaine. The Mexico City’s prosecutor’s office will turn over to its federal counterpart, the investigation into the cocaine located in a secret compartment of a crashed truck on Monday night.

The Attorney General’s Office of Mexico City (FGJ-CDMX) says they will turn the case over to the Attorney General’s Office (FGR) to investigate an overturned truck found loaded with 557 kilograms of cocaine.

The investigation began after the driver of the unit, who was seen speeding, was involved in an accident. The city’s C-5 cameras captured the vehicle as it overturned on Río San Joaquín Street after leaving the Mexico City International Airport.

Investigators at the scene found the truck had been abandoned. C-5 security cameras show the driver refusing medical treatment and quickly leaving the scene in a taxi carrying a suitcase.

While inspecting the unit, police discovered a secret compartment hiding the 557 kilos of cocaine. Authorities are in search of the registered owner of the vehicle, Karim Becerra. They say they are not sure if Becerra was the driver, however, they are continuing to analyze the city’s security camera system.

Police say it is one of the largest drug seizures recorded in the capital in the last decade.