The marine navy secretariat in Mexico (Semar) seized more than two tons of cocaine southwest of Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca, and arrested eight people who carried it aboard a boat.
Personnel assigned to the Eighth Marine Region, based in Acapulco, Guerrero, seized 66 packages with the alleged drug, weighing about 250 kilograms.
In a statement, the federal agency explained that one of the eight detainees is a Canadian, three Colombians and the rest of the Mexicans.
After conducting maritime surveillance operations, the catch was reached, approximately 150 nautical miles (278 kilometers) southwest of Puerto Escondido, when a Mexican Navy aircraft detected a suspicious vessel with two outboard engines with suspicious cargo.
An operation was set up with four surface units (ships and ships), two maritime patrol aircraft and a built-in helicopter, as well as personnel from the Marine Corps for their corresponding interception and insurance.
The human rights primer was read to the detainees and then, together with the insured, the corresponding documents and the integration of the research folder were made available to the competent authorities for determining the ministerial weight.