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Port custom inspectors seize 711 kilos of cocaine from three foreign vessels

Lázaro Cárdenas, Michoacán — The Secretariat of the Navy of Mexico reports the seizure of 711 kilos of cocaine from aboard three foreign vessels, two of which, were located in the port of Lázaro Cárdenas. The seizures occurred within weeks of one another.

In a press release, the Secretariat of the Navy said the first seizure took place when Maritime Customs agents inspected a container from Singpore ship Cornelius Maersk. The container carrying the bricks was located in the ship’s refrigeration area. Inside the walls of the container were 43.5 kilos of cocaine.

A second narcotics seizure in the port of Lázaro Cárdenas was the result of an inspection of a Danish ship. Onboard, inspectors located 149 bricks of cocaine in a container aboard CMA CMG Ganges. The cocaine weighed 168.1 kilos.

A third cocaine shipment was located earlier this month in Guaymas, Sonora where inspecting officers found 526 packages of crystal with an approximate weight of 499.7 kilograms, which were destined for Spain.

In all three instances, the narcotics were transferred to the state’s prosecutors office.