Mexican authorities find 42 kilos of cocaine under CSAV containership

Mexican navy units have found and recovered 42 kilograms of cocaine in suitcases hidden in a special underwater hull attached to the containership Cautin while it was docked in the Port of Lazaro Cardenas.

The 2015-built Cautin, owned and operated by Hapag-Lloyd’s CSAV, arrived at Lazaro Cardenas from the Port of Buenaventura on Colombia’s Pacific coast.

Lazaro Cardenas, in the west of Mexico, is the country’s largest seaport. It is located in the state of Michoacan, which holds a notorious place in the nation’s bloody illicit drug trade.

After the seizure, the Cautin was allowed to continue its journey north to Manzanillo in the neighbouring state of Colima.

Donal Scully

With 28 years experience writing and editing for newspapers in the UK and Hong Kong, Donal is now based in California from where he covers the Americas for Splash as well as ensuring the site is loaded through the Western Hemisphere timezone.
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