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Tonnes of marijuana found in sea off Mexico

Friday, November 04, 2011 - 00:50

Nov. 4 - Mexican marines discover over two tonnes of marijuana floating off a tourist hotspot in Southern Baja California. Lily Grimes reports.

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Mexican authorities pick up over two tonnes of marijuana found floating in the sea. Navy marines scoured the ocean for two days collecting nearly 200 packages of the drug. They were dumped some 40 kilometres off the coast of tourist hot spot Los Cabos. No arrests were made but authorities are trying to link the drugs to cartels operating in the normally peaceful area of Southern Baja California. Violence has spiralled in Mexico since President Felipe Calderon cracked down on the drugs trade in 2006. 45,000 people have died so far. Lily Grimes, Reuters

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Tonnes of marijuana found in sea off Mexico

Friday, November 04, 2011 - 00:50