Smugglers dumped pounds of their illegal cargo into the ocean
PUERTO CHIAPAS, Mexico (KYMA, KECY) - A high speed chase across the Pacific Ocean led the Mexican Navy to a major load of drugs.
It happened Monday off the coast of southern Mexico south of Puerto Chiapas.
The Navy says it was chasing a suspected smuggling vessel when the crew started dumping bags overboard. The smaller ship got away, but the military got the drugs. Sailors recovered 39 bags filled with a white powder believed to be cocaine.
This portion of the Pacific is a major trafficking route for the South American drug cartels.