Mexican authorities have found two packages of drugs aboard a bulk carrier in the port of Altamira.

According to a statement from the Mexican naval forces, the packages allegedly containing cocaine were found aboard the Cyprus-flagged general cargo vessel UBC Tokyo.

The 37,900 dwt ship arrived at the port of Altamira on September 5 from Colombia’s Barranquilla port. Upon arrival, the vessel was inspected and the authorities located the drugs in the bulk carrier’s cargo hold that was loaded with iron ore.

Initial reports suggest that the packages contained around 49 kilograms of cocaine.

Naval teams continued supervising the discharge of the ship’s cargo in order to rule out the possibility of more hidden packages.

World Maritime News Staff

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