Guerrero, Mexico — The Navy of Mexico reports seizing two tons of cocaine off the state of Guerrero Thursday.
The seizure was made after navy personnel say they detected a boat 87 nautical miles off the coast of Acapulco. Personnel from the Coast Guard participated in the seizure and arrest of at least one person.
The navy says that they detected a small vessel traveling about 161 kilometers away from the port of Acapulco. While making their way to the vessel, four ships and three aircraft were involved in the operation.
After assuming suspicious cargo, an inspection led to the discovery of two tons of cocaine being moved by one person in a small boat.
“The Mexican Navy sighted a vessel with suspicious cargo, establishing an operation with four surface units, three aircraft and Marine personnel for their interception,” they said in a statement.
After the operation, the vessel made landfall in the area known as Punta Maldonado, in the Costa Chica region of Guerrero.
In that operation, a man of Ecuadorian origin was arrested who was in charge of the Eduardoño-type boat with two high-powered outboard motors. He was found carrying 75 packages of cocaine weighing approximately 1,860 kilograms.
The detainee was placed at the disposal of authorities together with the seized drugs.
In March, the Mexican Navy intercepted a boat off the coast of Acapulco where 14 onboard were arrested and nearly one ton of cocaine seized.