PNC seizes $23 million in cocaine

Authorities reported that the seizure occurred on February 28 in Coatepeque, Quetzaltenango.

by Pamela Contreras

Guatemala City, by Lincy Rodríguez -AGN-. The Ministry of the Interior -Mingob- has seized $23 million in cocaine as part of the territorial control plan implemented to fight drug trafficking.

Law enforcement seized 1,497 cocaine packages with a total weight of 1,761 kilograms on February 28 in Coatepeque, Quetzaltenango, as part of the territorial control plan.

The seizure, led by officers of the Sub-Directorate General of Anti-Narcotics Information Analysis -SGAIA- of the National Civil Police -PNC-, in collaboration with prosecutors from the Attorney General’s Office, was successfully carried out in Coatepeque Zone 6.

The drugs were transported by air using helicopters of the Air Unit of the Ministry of the Interior -Unagob- to ensure the security of the operation. It was then taken to the warehouses of the SGAIA, where it was destroyed.

Over $23 millions

The value of the seized drugs exceeds $23 million, the largest land seizure in the country’s history. This economic impact represents a strike against drug trafficking organizations operating in Guatemalan territory.

This seizure reinforces the government’s commitment to the country’s security. The territorial control plan implemented by the Ministry of the Interior demonstrates that the authorities are determined to fight drug trafficking and protect Guatemalan citizens.

The importance of this seizure is due to the amount of cocaine seized and the clear message that the government is taking effective measures to eradicate drug trafficking in Guatemala.

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