The Mexican military seized a $72 million cocaine shipment from a fishing vessel that was intercepted in the Pacific Ocean.
The fishy cargo was confiscated April 6 after a Coast Guard ship located the boat 69 miles south from Nayarit in the archipelago of Islas Marías.
The fishing boat, called Jorge M. II, was then taken to the port of Balleto in Isla María Madre where sniffer dogs led authorities to the massive shipment that was concealed in the vessel's storage compartments.
Mexico's military seized 1,583 kilos from a fishing vessel on April 6. The boat carrying the massive shipment, with United States street value of $72 million, was intercepted 69 miles south from the state of Nayarit in the archipelago of Islas Marías
The Navy arrested seven alleged drug smugglers. They were placed in custody of Mexico's attorney general's office
The alleged smugglers in possession of 1,583 kilos of cocaine that were divided in 80 packages
The drug was separated into 80 large packages that were sealed in plastic.
The vessel was later transferred to a port in the Nayarit municipality of San Blas where seven alleged drug smugglers were placed in custody of the nation's attorney general's office.
The destination of the boat or which cartel the shipment belonged is unknown.
'This operation was carried out through a maritime surveillance patrol operation, in which a defender-type vessel and an interceptor from the Mexican Navy participated, as well as operational naval personnel from the Fourth Naval Zone and the Islas Marías Naval Sector,' the military said.
Mexico's Navy seized 1,583 kilos of cocaine from a fishing vessel April 6. The shipment has a U.S. street value of $72 million