Military plane attacked after seizure of Sinaloa cartel drugs over Ensenada, Baja California
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 in Mexico
By Yolanda Caballero Jacobo
Ensenada, BC. - With heavy-caliber weapons, men attacked a Mexican Air Force plane that was flying over the municipality of Ensenada after it intercepted a Cessna plane with drug cargo; the attack was presumably from the Sinaloa cartel.
The uninhabited areas of the municipality of Ensenada have become territory susceptible to drug cartel operations in the border area of Baja California, where they build clandestine runways for the landing of drug-laden planes.
On Monday afternoon, elements of the Secretariat of National Defense (Sedena) managed to seize the sixth aircraft of 2017, which was drug laden 23 kilometers south of the town of Lázaro Cárdenas, but unlike the others, this time there was glass, Cocaine and heroin.
Marked in white color with red and gray stripes, the Cessna had plates marked XB-EAH and XB-EAI.
There was no space available in the plane, as it was full of drugs: ground troops secured the illicit aircraft, which contained black bags inside, which contained the following: 314 kilograms of cocaine, 160 kilograms of methamphetamine and 40 kilos of heroin, all perfectly packaged.
In that place the military troops also seized two pick up vehicles and vehicular base radiocommunication equipment.
Sedena confirmed Tuesday afternoon that an Air Force plane that had intercepted the narco-plane was attacked while flying and it is presumed that the cargo seized belonged to the Sinaloa Cartel.
"It was an armed aggression by an indeterminate group of people, without suffering any damage; Fleeing the aggressors on foot with an unknown direction, "Sedena revealed in an official statement.
The drug, aircraft and insured vehicles were made available to the corresponding authorities.