Translated by Otis B Fly-Wheel for Borderland Beat from a Proceso article
Subject Matter: Cocaine contaminated hot sauce
Recommendation: No prior subject matter knowledge required
Elements of the Marines and personnel of the Tax Administration Service (SAT) detected in the port of Manzanillo 217 plastic drums containing more than 13 tons of hot sauce contaminated with cocaine.
The drugs were found in the interior of the containers that arrived aboard a ship under the Liberian flag, "CSAV TRAIGUEN", from Guayaquil, Ecuador, and had as its final destination Mazatlán, Sinaloa, informed Federal Authorities this past Tuesday night in the form of a communication.
According to the Marines, this confiscation represents " a large blow to traffickers of illegal substances", and that it was achieved this past 7th of July, "thanks to the combined work of the SAT and the Marines and information from Naval intelligence".
The drugs, they said, were discovered after a "non-intrusive scan" of suspect cylinders located in the interior of a container, whose illicit cargo had a net weight of 13,000 kilos.
They indicated that the cargo had been put at the disposition of the Federal Authorities, for integration of preliminary investigations, so that the work of those involved were coordinated with dependencies that comprise the security cabinet, with all the resources of the law and always in strict adherence to human rights.
Original article in Spanish at Proceso