Two tons of cocaine seized in southern Mexico

MEXICO CITY (HPD) — Military and police forces seized more than two tons of cocaine in a town in southern Mexico where powerful drug and human trafficking criminal groups operate.

The Attorney General’s Office announced on Saturday the seizure of the drug, which was located in a building in the border municipality of Tapachula, in the state of Chiapas, where hundreds of migrants tend to gather before returning to the United States.

Elements of the Ministry of Defense found the drug during a patrol in the municipality of Tapachula when when approaching a vehicle they detected that the driver was armed. The man fled in his car and moved to a house, from where he later fled.

During the search of the building, hundreds of rectangular-shaped packages were found, made of different colored plastic, containing 2,355 kilograms of cocaine, the Attorney General’s Office said in a statement.

In the operation, a shotgun, two vehicles and four packaging machines were seized, but there were no arrests.

The authorities have detected that the Jalisco New Generation Cartel operates in the Tapachula region, near the border with Guatemala.

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