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Elements of the Ministry of National Defense, secured an aircraft loaded with 450 kilos of cocaine, valued at $ 5.6 million, in the municipality of Pijijiapan, in the state of Chiapas.
Through a statement, the Sedena reported the insurance of the C-206 plane with registration N771SP, with a drug shipment of more than 112 million pesos.
The secured aircraft and drugs will be made available to the corresponding authorities.
“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 confiscated drug has an approximate market price of $5,625,000.00, USD which is equivalent to $112,443,750.00 in national currency, ie the Mexican peso which significantly affects criminal organizations.