Another fast boat beached with shipment of cocaine

Law enforcement agencies are seeking the three- or five-person crew of a drug boat that was beached near Mazanillo on the Caribbean coast Tuesday.

The combined efforts of the Servicio Nacional de Guardacostas, Servicio de Vigilancia Aérea and the Fuerza Pública trapped the 50-foot boat.

The open boat carried four 300-horsepower motors.

The Fuerza Pública said that there was about a ton of cocaine on the boat as well as 29 containers for fuel. Officers speculated that the crew dumped cocaine into the sea during a chase and that the original load might have been two tons.

The full details on the chase and breaching have not been released. Usually there is a U.S. Navy or Coast Guard ship at sea that spots the fast boat and its illegal cargo initially.

Police are seeking the crew members who fled into the jungle.

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