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This article was translated and reposted from RIODOCE

The Ministry of the Navy (Semar) informed that a smaller vessel containing 78 packages of white powder with the characteristics of cocaine hydrochloride was secured, as well as the arrest of five alleged lawbreakers, 104 kilometers northwest of the port of Mazatlan.

Semar, through the Mexican Navy and the Coast Guard, informed that in recent days, personnel from the Eighth Naval Region, in coordination with the Islas Marías Naval Sector, secured a small boat that contained 78 packages of white powder with characteristics similar to cocaine hydrochloride.

The event was carried out by naval personnel during maritime and aerial surveillance patrols in the vicinity of Barra de Piaxtla, municipality of San Ignacio.

During a routine inspection of a small boat, 78 packages weighing approximately 1,800 kilograms of white powder with characteristics similar to cocaine hydrochloride were found inside.

As a result, the small vessel, the illicit cargo and the arrest of five alleged offenders were handed over to the competent ministerial authority for the integration of the corresponding investigation folder.

SOURCE: RIODOCE