Drug smugglers caught with $ 72 million load of cocaine in a boat in the waters of Mexico’s Pacific coast
Fish freight: Seven Mexican drug smugglers caught with $ 72 million worth of cocaine hidden in fishing boat
- The Mexican Navy seized 1,583 kilograms of cocaine from a fishing vessel on April 6
- The bust was made 69 miles off the Pacific coast of Nayarit state
- The authorities found that the cocaine had been divided into 80 large packages
- Seven suspected drug smugglers were taken into custody during the operation
The Mexican army seized a $ 72 million cargo of cocaine from a fishing vessel intercepted in the Pacific Ocean.
The fish cargo was seized on April 6 after a Coast Guard vessel located the boat 69 miles south of Nayarit in the Islas Marías archipelago.
The fishing boat, named Jorge M. II, was then taken to the port of Balleto on Isla María Madre, where sniffer dogs led authorities to the huge cargo hidden in the ship’s storage compartments.
The Mexican army seized 1,583 kilograms from a fishing vessel on April 6. The boat carrying the massive cargo, with a street value of $ 72 million in the United States, was intercepted 69 miles south of Nayarit state in the Islas Marías archipelago.
The Navy arrested seven suspected drug smugglers. They were taken into custody at the Office of the Attorney General of Mexico
The alleged smugglers in possession of 1,583 kilos of cocaine, which were divided into 80 packages
The drug was separated into 80 large packages that were sealed in plastic.
The ship was later transferred to a port in the San Blas municipality of Nayarit, where seven alleged drug smugglers were taken into custody by the country’s attorney general’s office.
The destination of the boat or to which cartel the shipment belonged is unknown.
“This operation was carried out by means of a maritime surveillance patrol, which included a defender-like vessel and an interceptor from the Mexican Navy, as well as operational naval personnel from the fourth naval zone and the Islas Marías naval sector,” the army said.
The Mexican Navy seized 1,583 kilograms of cocaine from a fishing vessel on April 6. The shipment has a street value in the US of $ 72 million