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Mexico's navy seizes 1.1 tons of cocaine near Chiapas

Christian Fernsby |
Mexico's navy seized 1.1 tons of cocaine and arrested three alleged smugglers off the coast of southeast Chiapas state, the naval authorities said.

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Topics: MEXICO    COCAINE   

he operation was carried out on Monday after marines detected a small boat in Pacific waters, some 170 kilometers northeast of Port Chiapas, near the Mexican border with Guatemala.

An aircraft, two helicopters and a patrol boat were used in the operation, according to the report.

Authorities said the smugglers threw 27 bags of cocaine into the ocean, but marines were able to retrieve them.

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