Sunday, June 7, 2020

Mexican Army seizes more than 2 tons of meth

The Mexican Army seized more than 2 tons of methamphetamine, cocaine, heroin, fentanyl, and marijuana during separate security operations in the border states of Sonora and Baja California late last week. Soldiers found 1,366 plastic containers containing 1,989.4 pounds of methamphetamine, 4.4 pounds of heroin, 17,052 fentanyl pills, and 1,060.7 pounds of marijuana for a total weight of 3,053 pounds. Another bust at a checkpoint about 100 miles south of Nogales, Arizona produced 631 packages of meth weighing 1,122 pounds, 14.3 pounds of cocaine, and 17.6 pounds of heroin. The total weight of the contraband came out to 1,153 pounds.
Recently, Mexican Federal Police seized more than 550 pounds of meth, heroin, and fentanyl near San Luis, Arizona. The smugglers were able to flee. Most seizures are the result of the Sinaloa Cartel’s escalated production using “super labs.” Sources say the cartel has boosted production.