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The Mexican Army seizes more than 220 kilograms of cocaine in the port of Manzanillo, Colima


The drug was hidden inside heavy rollers to grind stone.

Mexico City, November 8, 2016.-

The Army-Navy Secretariat of Mexico reports that personnel assigned to the Sixth Naval Region secured yesterday at the port of Manzanillo, Colima, over 220 kilograms of a substance showing characteristics of cocain. This substance was concealed inside the rollers of a crushing machine, which was loaded aboard the ship "Laura Maersk", Denmark flag. The final destination was the port of Manzanillo.

This action was achieved as a result of naval intelligence work. Combined efforts between staff of the Secretariat of the Navy and the Maritime Customs of Manzanillo led to the inspection of the container with canine teams, which confirmed the said illicit cargo was transported inside the rollers of the stone crushing machine, where 130 brick-shaped packages and three bags containing bulk drug were located.

The insured cargo from Arica, Chile, yielded a gross weight of 228.4 kilograms of cocain and was handed over to the authorities of the federation, to include in their investigation portfolio.

It is noteworthy that with these actions,  the Government of the Republic, through the departments belonging to the Security Cabinet, contribute to maintain peace in the community and endorse the commitment to fight against organized crime, using all available resources provided by the Law, always in strict respect to Human Rights.

Source : Gob.Mx