49kg of Cocaine Discovered Amongst Iron Ore Shipment On Cargo Vessel in Mexican Port of Altamira
September 05: The Mexican Naval Forces busted two packages containing cocaine from a cargoship in Altamira port, Mexico. According to the navy, the forces located 49 kg among iron ore at the carrier’s cargo.
According to local sources, the Cyprus-flagged general cargo vessel arrived at the port of Altamira on September 5 from Colombia’s Barranquilla port.
After arriving at the port, the vessel was inspected and the authorities located the drugs in the bulk carrier’s cargo hold that was loaded with iron ore. The Mexican Naval forces continued supervising the discharge of the ship’s cargo in order to rule out the possibility of more hidden packages.
Local news report that the seizure is the third of its kind in 40 days, totalling nearly 900 pounds.
Source: Info Marine