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Mexican army locates 960 kilos of cocaine in Quintana Roo jungle

Othón P. Blanco, Q.R. — Through a press release, la Secretaría de la Defensa Nacional reports the discovery of nearly one ton of cocaine hidden in a jungle area in the municipality of Othón P. Blanco in the southern portion of Quintana Roo.

La Secretaría de la Defensa Nacional says on October 2, elements of the Mexican Army secured and seized nearly a ton of cocaine as a result of the follow-up of drug transfers from Central and South America to the states of Yucatán, Campeche and Quintana Roo.

They say that due to gathered information, army elements began land surveying in the area, eventually leading to the location of the drugs. They report the 48 sacks of cocaine were found hidden among the undergrowth with an approximate total weight of 960 kilograms.

According to the National Defense Secretariat, two vehicles and three weapons were also located near the area, which were handed over to the corresponding authorities.