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Plane seized, two arrested after military detect illegal landing

Bacalar, Q.R. — The Secretariat of the Navy of Mexico reports that personnel from the 25th Marine Infantry Battalion based in Chetumal secured a plane that was allegedly transporting illegal cargo near the Ejido Salamanca in the Municipality of Bacalar.

The seizure of the plane was made after military personnel detected the landing of an aircraft around 5:00 a.m. Friday with presumed illicit cargo on a jungle roadway in the municipality. Military, in collaboration with National Guard personnel, were deployed to the site where they found an aircraft without cargo, noting the interior of the place was outfitted with only a pilot and co-pilot seat.

However, the Navy of Mexico reports that two people, allegedly related to the landing of the aircraft, were arrested. They Navy also reports that along with the plane and arrested men, they also seized two motorcycles and a firearm.