The Mexican Navy seized in Puerto Progreso, Yucatan, a shipment of cocaine hidden in frozen sharks, which were transported in two cargo containers on the vessel Dover Strait, Marshall Islands flag, from Houston, Texas. Naval sources said that the weight of the drug could reach three tons.
The discovery of the drug occurred when Marines and customs personnel detected irregularities when reviewing containers with X-ray After using trained dogs to confirm their suspicions and finally the GT-200 device, which confirmed the presence of the alkaloid, which was maintained at a temperature of 27 degrees centigrade below zero, according to the Navy Secretariat. He highlighted the work done by the Center for Unified Incident Response Marine and Ports and Customs Administration to perform this operation, first of its kind in a port in the Gulf of Mexico.
Other cocaine seizures made by the Navy took place in Manzanillo, Colima (the largest of 23 tons in 2007) and Lázaro Cárdenas, Michoacán.
“Hallan tiburones cargados con coca” La Jornada June 17, 2009.
“Tiburones con cocaina” Diario de Yucatan June 17, 2009.