MÉXICO DF January 25 2011 (AFN Tijuana).
* 48 kilos of crystal meth also found
* One person detained
The Mexican Army delivered an important blow to narcotraffickers when they found a large shipment of cocaine in Sonora, about half a ton in all. Estimated street value is 126,285,000 million pesos.
According to SEDENA, the arrest was made by members of the 45/a. Zona Militar, a contingent of soldiers that control the “Cucapáh” area locate near kilómetro 176.5 on federal highway NO. 2, in the town of Sonoyta- San Luís Río Colorado, Sonora.
The latest details released gave the official weight of the 580 packages at 621 kilograms .
When the arrest was made on January 24th, the army also found 77 packages of crystal meth that weighed 48 kilos 350 grams.
The drugs were found in possession of an individual who has not been identified. The large shipment of drugs was found in the back of a tractor-trailer and was packed to the brim.