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The Secretary of the Navy seized approximately 2.4 tons of cocaine, 3,512.5 liters of fuel, the origin of which could not be proven, three small boats and arrested 10 people, southwest of Puerto Chiapas, Chiapas.
The seizures were made in two operations, in the first one carried out on February 20, approximately 407.4 kilometers southwest of Puerto Chiapas, Chis., in conjunction with the U.S. Coast Guard, approximately 1.5 tons of cocaine, a small boat with three outboard motors, and the arrest of four people were seized.
The second event took place on February 21, approximately 496.3 kilometers southwest of Puerto Chiapas, Chis.; where approximately 900 kilograms of cocaine were seized, inside 30 packages with 30 packages each, two small boats with two outboard motors each and 3,512.5 liters of fuel contained in a tank and 53 drums; as well as the arrest of six alleged criminals.
“This is the result of the collection and analysis of information and the coordination of the surface, air and land units of this institution, achieving the timely seizure of the illicit cargo, as well as the detention of these persons, who were read their human rights; the seized drugs, as well as the persons detained, will be made available to the Attorney General’s Office of the Republic, for the integration of the corresponding investigation files,” says the Semar.
It adds that the operations were carried out based on the Protocol of Action of Naval Personnel in Coast Guard functions, published in the Official Gazette of the Federation on April 06, 2018, where the participation of naval personnel in the performance of their duties is attributed, acting in coordination with air, land and surface units, as well as with the competent authorities, in accordance with the provisions of the National Law on the Use of Force and in strict respect for Human Rights.