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Mexico drug yacht crew burn boat

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Mexican authorities have released dramatic video showing the capture of a boat allegedly used to smuggle drugs.

The crew began hurling bundles of cocaine overboard, set fire to the boat and then jumped into the sea.

The boat was intercepted in the Pacific Ocean 700km (435 miles) off the Mexican mainland.

Steve Gibbs reports from Mexico City.

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