Authorities incinerate 2,500 pounds of cocaine in Matamoros

Mexico's Attorney General's Office (PGR)

More than one ton of cocaine went up in smoke south of the border in Matamoros.

It all happened at a Mexican Navy base just outside the city on Friday.

Mexico's Attorney General's Office (PGR) reported that marines incinerated the seized drugs.

PGR officials said marines seized the drugs in Monclova, Coahuila back in May.

The Mexican government is vowing to continue fighting the war on drugs.

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