173kg of Cocaine Seized on Board a Boxship in Manzanillo

Mexican navy in coordination with the Tax Administration Service, seized a total of 173.17 kg of cocaine inside a container that was aboard Portuguese-flagged boxship Mataquito while in the port of Manzanillo.

The drugs was found on January 7th stacked in 150 packages in three black suitcases, the navy said in a statement.

Based on the available info, the 2010-built boxhip Mataquito called in Manzanillo while on its way from Buena Ventura, Colombia, to Quetzal, Guatemala.

The contraband was taken to the offices of Mexico’s Public Attorney under the escort of naval personnel.

Based on the ship’s AIS data, the boxship, owned by German Peter Döhle Schiffahrts-KG, left Mexico and is on its way to Yokohama, Japan, where it is scheduled to arrive on January 23rd.

World Maritime News Staff

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