JANUARY 19, 2017
A patrol of the Air Force group of the 19th San Felipe Infantry Company, which was in the vicinity of Rancho El Mickey, within the Sierra San Pedro Mártir, sighted a small plane flying at low altitude. Eements of the Mexican Army approached and seizured almost half a ton of marijuana.
It was reported that when the soldiers arrived, they noticed several individuals fleein in a 2002 Toyota Tundra, abandoning the small XB-NAD aircraft, owned by a resident of the state of Sinaloa.
When the soldiers reached the pick up, the occupants fled, so military personnel proceeded to confiscate 43 packets of marijuana, weighing almost half a ton.
The cargo and vehicles were consigned to the Federal Public Ministry agency for crimes against health.
The landing and confiscation site is located in a gap five kilometers from the Ensenada El Chinero highway and the drug traffickers used the neighborhood road as a runway.
An operation in the area is maintaining the search for those who escaped when the elements of the Mexican Army arrived.