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Mexican authorities recover 35 packages of cocaine floating off the Pacific coast of Oaxaca

January 2, 2017  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Mexican authorities recover 35 packages of cocaine floating off the Pacific coast of Oaxaca

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The Mexican Navy secured 35 packages of cocaine after a patrol flyby spotted the narcotics floating off of the Pacific coast of Oaxaca last week.

Military officials said the aircraft spotted the drugs floating 250 miles southwest of Huatulco. The coordinates were radioed back to Naval patrols, who later recovered the floating cocaine, Proceso reported.

Mexico’s Attorney General’s Office (PGR) has not released the total weight of the substance recovered during the seizure.

Law enforcement officials said the seizure stemmed from ongoing surveillance operations carried out by the Mexican Navy to guarantee safety along the Mexican coast and is the latest illegal narcotics shipment intercepted by authorities in recent weeks.

Back on December 18th, the Mexican military managed the seizure of almost two tons of cocaine on the coast of Oaxaca and Guerrero.

Additionally, in early November, elements of the Mexican Navy, from the Sixth Naval Region, secured about 220 kilograms of cocaine in the Port of Manzanillo, which arrived on a vessel from Arica, Chile.

533 kilograms of cocaine was discovered in the port city of Manzanillo back in November

Mexico’s Pacific coast has become a major smuggling corridor for cartels where South American drug trafficking organizations use cocaine-filled fast boats to rendezvous with their Mexican counterparts.

In 2016, Mexican authorities recorded a total of 12.7 tons of cocaine confiscations in 26 operations, with 10 tons made along Pacific coast and the other 2.7 tons recovered in the port city of Manzanillo, Colima.

Last year, Manzanillo had the largest number of cocaine seizures.

According to El Universal, the port has become a drug trafficking hub for Mexican organized crime groups, specifically the Sinaloa Cartel and the Jalisco New Generation Cartel, who have remained engaged in a brutal turf war for control of the state.

Colima has now become the state with the highest rate of intentional homicides per 100,000 people as a result of the ongoing struggle for control of the plaza.

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