Mexican Navy denies drug trafficking in the port Mazatlan occurs

They denounce that six Mexican ports carry out illicit operations, five in the Pacific and one in the Gulf

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Mazatlan, Sinaloa.- The Secretariat of the Navy-Navy of Mexico denied that in the port of Mazatlán there is or that drug trafficking ever been found during its inspections of vessels.

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The commander of the Fourth Naval Zone, Vice Admiral Rafael López Martínez, pointed out that in 24 hours 90% of the containers of the cargo arriving and leaving by sea are inspected, even that the divers have submerged to check the hulls of the boats, but they haven’t found anything.

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Vice Admiral Rafael López Martínez

” The port security group does its intense work, all day, 24 hours a day they are there and inspect 90% of the containers, of the loads that come down and we have not found anything,” he said.

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He even expressed that it is also said that the ships probably had something attached to the hull, something that was being towed, like a torpedo type.

We with divers went down, checked the hull of the boats and so far we have not found illicit merchandise.

Rafael López Martínez

This rebuff comes after national media published that the drug cartels concentrate their drug trafficking operations in six ports of the country: Manzanillo, Lázaro Cárdenas, Mazatlán, Ensenada, La Paz, and Ciudad del Carmen, where ships from Central and South America are received.

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