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More than 300 kilos of illegal octopus seized from pick up cooler in Lázaro Cárdenas

Lázaro Cárdenas, Q.R. — The Secretary of the Navy has seized over 300 kilos of octopus. The illegal marine mollusk was found in the bed of a pickup truck near the town of Solferino in the state’s northern municipality of Lázaro Cárdenas.

Military elements of the Ninth Naval Region, in coordination with the National Commission for Aquaculture and Fisheries (Conapesca) of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, made the finding of the illegal fishing.

During a random roadway inspection, federal personnel located the mollusk that was being stored in coolers in the bed of the truck. A total of 360 kilos was seized. Federal authorities took two men into custody and seized their catch of the day as well as their vehicle.