Four men arrested with 500kg of cocaine off the Mexican coast
The Mexican navy has presented to the media four men who have been arrested on alleged charges of cocaine trafficking. The suspects were aboard the yacht “Fiona” when they were spotted by a US navy ship near to a group of volcanic islands off the Pacific coast of Mexico. When the suspects realised they had been spotted by the US navy they supposedly began to throw packets into the sea, set fire to the yacht and jumped into the sea. The US navy were able to rescue the suspects and packets of cocaine thrown from the ship that added up to the sum of 500kg
The Pacific coast of Mexico is an important point of entry for cocaine from South America which is later trafficked by land up to the US border. In 2006 about 52% of cocaine entered Mexico by sea.
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