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Mexican military fighter jets intercepted twin engine plane with $65 million worth of cocaine

Mexican military fighter jets intercepted a small plane transporting $65 million worth of cocaine near the Guatemala border in southern Mexico.

The Air Force jets were dispatched after a Dassault Falcon twin engine was detected in Mexico’s air space early Friday, the Secretary of National Defense said.

The plane was escorted to a dirt field next to Palenque International Airport in Palenque, Chiapas. 

Mexico's Secretary of National Defense confiscated $65 million worth of cocaine after its military fighter jets intercepted a plane in Mexican airspace on Friday

Mexico’s Secretary of National Defense confiscated $65 million worth of cocaine after its military fighter jets intercepted a plane in Mexican airspace on Friday

The seized drugs were separated into 1,205 bundles and packaged into 41 large bags

The seized drugs were separated into 1,205 bundles and packaged into 41 large bags

Soldiers from the 38th Military Zone confiscated the aircraft and discovered 1,356 kilos of cocaine inside. The drugs were separated into 1,205 bundles packed into 41 large bags.  

Two male individuals, including the pilot, were apprehended after they attempted to flee. Their identities and nationalities were not disclosed.

A Secretary of National Defense spokesperson could not confirm to DailyMail.com where the narco jet had departed from.

Mexican soldiers from the 38th Military Zone confiscated a jet Friday and discovered 1,356 kilos of cocaine

Mexican soldiers from the 38th Military Zone confiscated a jet Friday and discovered 1,356 kilos of cocaine

Dassault Falcon twin engine was detected in Mexico's air space early Friday and forced to land at Palenque International Airport in Palenque, Chiapas

Dassault Falcon twin engine was detected in Mexico’s air space early Friday and forced to land at Palenque International Airport in Palenque, Chiapas

‘This is the result of the intense work carried out by the personnel of the [armed forces] as well as their experience, loyalty, disposition and commitment, which shows that social trust in the [military] is the best evaluation we have of our performance, always in benefit of the people of Mexico,’ the Secretary of National Defense said in a statement.

The massive overhaul comes five days after the Colombian military and police seized a submarine that was transporting 1,055 kilos of cocaine off the coast of Colombia. 

The drugs, which had been purchased by the Jalisco New Generation Cartel, were due to be delivered this week.

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