Mexican Navy seized more than half a ton of cocaine in Manzanillo
The Ministry of Navy found 555 drug packages inside a boat bearing the flag of Singapur and which was shipped in the port of Buenaventura, Colombia.
Members of the Mexican Navy (SEMAR) seized 555 cocaine packages with an average weight of 533.6 kilograms in coastal city of Manzanillo, Colima, on Friday November 18.
The drug was hidden in metal rolls used for sugar cane milling and was found while marines of the 6th Naval Region were performing a routine inspection in the harbor.
The container were the drug was found came in the APL Holland vessel bearing the flag of Singapur and was shipped in the port of Buenaventura, Colombia.
A press release from the Ministry of Navy said that “It was necessary to make a special laser cut to penetrate the metal rolls where 555 cocaine packages were found, with an average weight of 533.6 kilograms.
The drug was detected by drug-sniffer dogs of the Mexican Navy K-9 Unit.
This is the second drug shipment that is being intercepted by the Ministry of Navy in the last two weeks. On Tuesday November 8, the agency seized 220 kilograms of cocaine coming from Chile.
Colima is home to one of the most important and modern commercial ports in Mexico, Manzanillo, where the Ministry of Navy has secured most of the cocaine arriving by sea , mainly from Colombia and Peru.