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Three Mexicans part of El Salvador arrests after Navy seizes 1.4 tons of cocaine

Mexico City, Mexico — El Salvador authorities have reportedly seized 1.4 tons of cocaine valued at $35 million dollars in an operation in the Pacific Ocean in which two Ecuadorians, three Mexicans and one Colombian were arrested, reported President Nayib Bukele.

“Our Naval Force just intercepted a vessel 490 nautical miles (907 kilometers) from our shores,” Bukele said on social media adding that “El Salvador had never seized drugs so far (offshore).” Three Mexicans were among those arrested.

Salvadoran President Nayib Bukele wrote on Twitter that six people had been arrested.

According to police statistics, between January and July 27 of this year, El Salvador has seized 1.73 tons of cocaine and arrested 68 people.