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Mexican Navy increases coastal vigilance due to continued drug discoveries

Cancun, Riviera Maya — The Mexican Navy has confirmed greater vigilance to the coastal areas of the state with the continued findings of drug packages.

Admiral José Luis Vergara of la Secretaría de Marina Armada de México explained that the packages of drugs being found along state shores are being dropped from aircraft. He says this mode of drug movement is carried out with the use of high-tech Global Positioning Systems (GPS).

He says that navy planes and ships have been deployed with instructions to travel the coastal sea areas to monitor activity, noting that their goal is to limit the illegal activities, which he says, his operations have done.

The Admiral stated that they will keep constant vigilance along the coast, working in coordination with authorities from Belize, to detect light aircraft. He hopes that with the arrival of more elements of the National Guard to Quintana Roo, and in particular, to Othón P. Blanco, Solidaridad, Cozumel and Benito Juárez, this form of drug activity will be discouraged.

Drug finds along Cancun, Riviera Maya beaches are frequent and range from a few kilos to an organized network, as was recently discovered off the coast of Cozumel in late September.