Manzanillo, Colima — Custom officials in Manzanillo have reported the discovery of 12 tons of Sea Cucumber they say was bound for China.
In a press release, la Secretaría de Marina-Armada de México says that a suspicious shipment received at Unidad de Protección Portuaria Número 62 in Manzanillo revealed the massive shipment of protected sea life that was labeled destined for Shanghai, China.
The large shipment, which was labeled as being peanuts, was chosen for inspection. During the inspection of the shipping container, officers found it filled with cardboard boxes. Inside, officers counted 1,624 cases with 797 of them containing Sea Cucumbers which amounted to approximately 12 tons.
Since there is a permanent fishing ban on the Sea Cucumber, there is no possible documentation that could allow the shipment.
La Fiscalía General de la República seized the shipment.