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Two ton cocaine bust made off coast of Manzanillo

Manzanillo, Colima — The Secretary of the Navy has reported a two ton cocaine bust off the coast of Manzanillo. The bust was made by personnel belonging to the Tenth Naval Region in coordination with the Pacific Naval Force, who managed to secure approximately 2,234 kilograms or 2.4 tons of cocaine.

Along with the cocaine, military personnel also seized boats and outboard motors as well as the arrests of seven alleged transgressors off the coast of Colima.

Members of Mexico’s Navy made the bust after “it became known that vessels were probably carrying out the transfer of illicit cargo, for which various units of this Institution were deployed by sea, air and land to provide timely follow-up to said vessels.”

The cocaine busts were both made on the morning of August 18 in two separate interceptions, the first of which involved a Mexican Navy ship locating a Go Fast-type vessel approximately 181 nautical miles (335 kilometers) west of the coast of Manzanillo, Colima, with three people on board.

From there, 40 packages of cocaine and two outboard motors were found. Later that same morning, personnel from the Socorro Island Naval Sector secured another vessel with three outboard motors approximately 55 nautical miles (101 kilometers) southeast of Socorro Island, in which they found three packages of cocaine and four crew members.

The drug from both vessels weighed approximately 2,234 kilograms, which the Navy reported, were found to be wet at the time of weighing by the corresponding authorities.