Sunday, February 25, 2024

Smugglers beach boat and flee, leaving nearly a tonne of cocaine

Navy officials say that close to a tonne of cocaine was seized from a boat abandoned Saturday by smugglers in Petatlán, Guerrero.

The small, high-speed craft was sighted during a surveillance operation 148 kilometers northeast of Acapulco.

A sea and air operation chased the boat to shore in the town of El Calvario, where its occupants fled.

Federal officials found 800 kilograms of cocaine, along with a large supply of fuel.

The navy has mad a number of such seizures in recent months.

Source: Quadratín (sp)

An Indigenous woman in San Cristóbal de las Casas

The week in photos from Mexico: Mexicali to San Cristóbal de las Casas

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Take a visual tour of the country with this selection of photos highlighting the events of the week in Mexico, from the everyday to the exceptional.
Police stand guard around the scene of a crash, with a damaged car and motorcycle

Guerrero’s warring organized crime groups reported to have reached a truce

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The truce comes a week after four Catholic bishops met with cartel leaders in an unsuccessful attempt to negotiate a ceasefire between the two crime groups.

Mexican Navy seizes 672 kilograms of cocaine off Oaxaca coast

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A seizure of nearly 700 kilos of cocaine was carried out by the Navy on Thursday in a high-speed drug bust at sea.