1,577 kg cocaine seized in Mexico
Over 1,500 kg of cocaine that came in containers aboard a Colombian vessel have been seized in Mexico, officials said.world Updated: Apr 20, 2010 13:04 IST
Over 1,500 kg of cocaine that came in containers aboard a Colombian vessel have been seized in Mexico, officials said.
The cocaine was inside several containers unloaded in Veracruz port by a Liberian-flagged ship that arrived from Cartagena in Colombia over the weekend, the Attorney General's Office said on Monday.
Acting on a tip-off, officials from the Attorney General's office, customs and navy personnel launched an operation and found 1,608 bricks of cocaine with a total weight of 1,577 kg inside the containers, it said.
Two other large consignments of cocaine have been seized in Mexico recently.
A shipment of 322 kg of cocaine packed in 600 cans of tuna was seized in Manzanillo port, while another 592 kg were found hidden in a shipment of frozen squid last week.