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Mexican Navy seizes two ton cocaine shipment after intense water chase

Cuajinicuilapa, Guerrero — After an intense water chase off the coast of Cuajinicuilapa, the Navy of Mexico says they seized a two-ton shipment of cocaine and managed to arrest one.

The spokesman for the Guerrero Coordination Group, Roberto Álvarez Heredia, reported that a vessel with suspicious cargo was located about 87 nautical miles in the Costa Chica region off the state of Guerrero.

Navy personnel alerted authorities who sent four additional boats and three aircraft to monitor the small vessel. The boat, which was outfitted with two large outboard motors and nine people, was chased.

Photo: Navy of Mexico

The chase resulted in the boat’s panicked crew heading for land. The small boat was rammed onto a beach area at Punta Maldonado, which is about 161 kilometers southeast of Acapulco where those on board, fled. On their tail, police were able to arrest one of the nine who ran into the jungle.

They say that after an inspection, they seized 75 packages of cocaine with a weight of approximately 1,860 kilos. The detained man was of Ecuadorian origin.

In March, the Mexican Navy arrested 14 and seized nearly a ton of cocaine also off the coast of Acapulco.