The government seized 800kg of cocaine, valued at 20 million dollars

The President of the Republic, Nayib Bukele, reported this Wednesday that the Naval Force intercepted a boat with 6 Mexicans on board and 800 kilos of cocaine, valued at 20 million dollars.

«The drug traffickers carried an AK-47 with which they tried to attack our marines, who used legitimate defense, resulting in a drug trafficker wounded in the leg» — said the president.

According to the Head of State, the drug seizure took place 310MN (574km) south of La Concordia. «In El Salvador, no type of crime will be tolerated. Do not come looking for problems here, «said President Bukele.

The Security Cabinet continues to work 24/7 to ensure the well-being of all Salvadorans. In this context, and thanks to the execution of the Territorial Control Plan, it has been possible to seize large quantities of drugs and dismantle structures dedicated to drug activity.

With these actions, the Salvadoran government reaffirms its commitment to Salvadoran society to continue fighting drug trafficking and organized crime to guarantee the safety of all citizens.