Cocaine smugglers head for the beach. Cocaine smugglers head for the beach.

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

A navy patrol sighted the vessel off Acapulco

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)

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