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Cocaine found on PIL containership at Mexican port

Mexico’s navy has seized 136 kilos of cocaine on a container ship owned by Singapore’s Pacific International Lines at the port of Manzanillo on Saturday.

The drugs were hidden among other cargo in a container on the 4,253 teu Kota Lukis, which had sailed from Buenaventura, Colombia. The crew weren’t suspected to be involved in the smuggling operations and the ship was cleared to depart the port.

Manzanillo port has the highest number of drug seizures among all of Mexico’s ports, mostly shipped from Colombia and Ecuador.

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Jason is one of the most prolific writers on the diverse China shipping & logistics industry and his access to the major maritime players with business in China has proved an invaluable source of exclusives. Having been working at Asia Shipping Media since inception, Jason is the chief correspondent of Splash and associate editor of Maritime CEO magazine. Previously he had written for a host of titles including Supply Chain Asia, Cargo Facts and Air Cargo Week.
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