Mexican authorities have released the Polish master of a multipurpose ship after he spent 20 months in jail following a drugs bust.

Andrzej Lasota, 63, was arrested in July 2019 when 240 kg of cocaine was found on the 32,000-dwt UBC Savannah (built 2000) at Altamira.

He faced trafficking charges but the case is believed not to have come to trial.