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Cocaine shipment bound for L.A. largest seizure in Mexico City history

Mexico City, Mexico — The Secretary of Citizen Security (SSC) of Mexico City, Omar García Harfuch, announced the largest cocaine seizure in the history of the city. On Tuesday in a press conference, Harfuch announced more than 1.5 tons of seized cocaine and the arrests of four.

The four men were removed from two semi trailers after police located the cocaine, which Harfuch pointed out, was estimated to be worth around 400 million peso. The bricks of cocaine were found hidden in an above compartment on both semi units that was found traveling along Circuito Exterior Mexiquense.

Crowbars were used to pry open the tops of the semi units. Photo: SSC

There, the SSC, in coordination with the Prosecutors of Mexico City and the State of Mexico, deployed an operation. Police used crowbars to pry open the tops of the semis. In the upper compartment, they located the 1.5 tons of cocaine in wrapped bricks, making it the largest seizure registered in Mexico City.

Bricks of cocaine were located in the upper compartments. Photo: SSC

During his press conference, Mexico City Police Chief Harfuch explained that part of the shipment was destined for the U.S. city of Los Angeles where its commercial value would double. The second portion of the cocaine was bound for the center of the capital, in the Barrio Bravo area of Tepito.

Four men from the state of Durango with criminal records were arrested from the two semis. Photo: SSC

Harfuch said that the four detainees are originally from the state of Durango and that they belong to a criminal cell that operates in that state as well as in Sinaloa. He also stated that those arrested have criminal records.