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Navy seize more than 4 tons of drugs off Baja California

Golfo de Santa Clara, Baja California — The Navy of Mexico reports securing more than four tons of drugs in the Gulf of Santa Clara.

The bust, which included marijuana and crystal, was made by la Secretaría de Marina-Armada de México which were discovered on two boats with high-powered motors.

The two vessels were found when navy personnel were conducting aerial surveillance patrol. It was then that they spotted two suspicious small vessels that were apparently transporting the illicit cargo.

A joint operation with ship and intercepting patrols of naval units and Marine Corps personnel were being put together, however, when crew on the boats saw the aircraft, they attempted to flee.

One of the vessels made his escape along the water while the other headed for the coast, trying to hide in the delta of the Colorado River. Both boats were eventually found and seized, with one being found 50 nautical miles north of San Felipe, Baja California. Both were abandoned and without crew.

Photos: la Secretaría de Marina-Armada de México

On board the boat that headed for the coast, marine corp personnel found a total of 404 packages of which 393 contained marijuana with an approximate weight of 3,000 kilograms and the remaining 11 packages were of crystal, weighing approximately 160 kilograms.

The second boat, which was located stranded on a beach in the vicinity of Montague Island, led to the discovery of 120 packages marijuana with an approximate weight of 1,200 kilograms.

The cargo was transferred to competent authorities to carry out the corresponding investigations.