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Mexican navy intercepts vessel near Acapulco carrying ton of cocaine

Acapulco, Guerrero — The Navy of Mexico says they have seized a vessel and its cargo after it was found transporting drugs off the coast of Acapulco.

During a surveillance operation, an aircraft of the Mexican Navy saw a vessel with suspicious cargo. With support from ships, naval units and personnel, the boat was intercepted on a beach near the town of El Calvario, approximately 148 kilometers northeast of Acapulco, where the crew fled.

Photo: Secretaría de Marina-Armada de México

In a press release, the Secretariat of the Navy of Mexico reports that personnel from the Eighth Naval Region based in Acapulco secured the small vessel which, after inspection, they found contained 19 bags with an estimated one-ton of cocaine.

Photo: Secretaría de Marina-Armada de México

Naval personnel also seized two high-power motors and 42 50-liter drums of fuel from the boat.

The cocaine, fuel and boat were delivered to authorities.