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Mexico’s navy seizes nearly 2 tons of cocaine

August 10, 2018
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ADDS LOCATION - In this Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018 photo released by the Mexico's navy, soldiers stand guard around a military helicopter carrying packages of suspected cocaine, in Acapulco, Mexico. The Navy said in a statement Friday that it had seized nearly two tons of suspected cocaine off its southern Pacific coast. (Mexico Secretary of the Navy via AP)

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s navy says it has seized nearly two tons of cocaine off the country’s southern Pacific coast.

The navy said in a statement Friday that one of its planes spotted a suspicious boat about 87 nautical miles off the coast of Acapulco a day prior.

The small boat had two powerful outboard motors and was carrying 75 packages weighing about 4,100 pounds.

One man was arrested. The navy says he is a citizen of Ecuador.

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