Mexican Navy and Coast Guard personnel have seized over 80 kilograms of cocaine from a container aboard the CMA CGM Mississippi at the Pacific Ocean Port of Lázaro Cárdenas.
The navy said that a total of 70 packages containing approximately 82 kilograms of narcotics were seized in an operation on September 18.
According to the cargo manifest, the container on the Post-Panamax ship was supposed to be filled with electrical cable rolls. However, after opening the container, the authorities found bags with packages of cocaine hydrochloride.
An investigation into the matter has been launched.
Flying the flag of Liberia, the containership is operated by French shipping company CMA CGM and owned by the US-based JP Morgan Global Maritime, information provided by VesselsValue shows.
The 2015-built CMA CGM Mississippi arrived in Lázaro Cárdenas from Guayaquil, Ecuador, and is currently en route to Yokohama, Japan, according to the ship’s AIS data.
World Maritime News Staff