“As a result of the follow-up carried out by the Comprehensive Air Surveillance System of this Secretariat, today the entry of an unidentified aircraft into the national airspace was detected, so they deployed: a detection aircraft, two interceptors and a UH-60 helicopter with Mexican Army personnel, who managed to land a C-206 N771SP aircraft landed on the ground south of Pijijiapan, Chiapas.”, the statement said.
According to the data provided by the Army itself, when the helicopter arrived with personnel of the Mexican Army and Air Force at the landing site, they also secured 18 packages of approximately 25 kilograms each, containing a white powder with the characteristics own cocaine, making a total of approximately 450 kilograms.
The insured drug has an approximate market price of $5,625,000.00, which is equivalent to $ 112,443,750.00 in national currency, which significantly affects criminal organizations.
The insured aircraft and drug will be made available to the corresponding authorities.
According to Semar, elements attached to the Fourth Naval Region and the Naval Sector seized 151 packages with green grass with similar characteristics to marijuana and an approximate weight of 1,490 kilograms, as well as 19 packages with drugs with characteristics similar to methamphetamine, With an approximate weight of 450 kilos.
The operation was carried out when a MI-17 helicopter carried out a patrol in the vicinity of Puerto Libertad and spotted a smaller vessel in a state of abandonment with suspicious packages on board.
Navy elements were able to intercept two vessels carrying drugs and stolen fuel off the coast of Baja California Sur. The operation carried out by sea and air was prevented after they requested more support to end the persecution of both vessels.
They were able to prevent 1,775 liters of hydrocarbon from being carried.
In the first one they had 34 drums with an approximate weight of 50 liters that contained in its interior thousand 425 liters of hydrocarbon. In the second they secured 155 packages with approximately 1,500 kilograms of marijuana and a long gun with a cartridge and 27 drums that contained 350 liters of hydrocarbon inside.
In a first action two vessels were detected at sea, which is why they informed the personnel that were in the Interceptor Patrol to locate them and secure the drums and the green grass, similar to marijuana.
The hydrocarbon, the alleged drug, the armament and the insured vessels, as well as the detainees, are available to the competent authorities that will be included in the corresponding investigation folder and the determination of the ministerial weight.
The assurance prevented the cargo from being recovered by other ships belonging to organized crime and arriving at its final destination, said the Secretary of the Navy.