No details yet to which cartel it belonged, the National Defense Secretariat of Mexico presented a seizure of more than 15 tons of methamphetamine for the development of synthetic drug, which he described as historical.
The substance was in a narcolab located in a ranch called "Villarreal", in the town of Tlajomulco de Zúñiga Jalisco, near the state capital, which would have required for its operation the participation of at least 15 people.
He explained that the coup represents a loss of more than 58 million mexican pesos or 4 million US dollars to organized crime.
This part of the drug trade has been controlled in recent years by cells or Pacific Cartel of Sinaloa, whose leader is Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman Loera.
"It's the most important historical assurance regarding the amount of methamphetamine in a single event," said the agency.
The operation was coordinated by members of the 15 / a. Military Zone
In little over a month in 2012, is the seventh dismantled clandestine laboratory by military in the state of Jalisco, and the third in Tlajomulco.
By the finding, the PGR already opened a preliminary investigation to corroborate what criminal organization operating there.
The place is also found five kilograms of synthetic drugs (crystal), 4 thousand 575 liters of various chemicals, 2 thousand 400 kg of caustic soda and 20 kg of ammonia
In addition, a vehicle and equipment and implements for the manufacture of synthetic drugs, among which are: 15 metal reactors, 12 gas tanks, 9 cylinders of oxygen and 9 thermostats.
The largest meth seizure in Mexico by the army previous to this one was in June 2010, when soldiers found 3.4 tons of pure meth in three warehouses in the central state of Queretaro, along with hundreds of tons of chemicals used to make the drug, the AP reported. An underground lab was also found in Sinaloa state, and officials linked both busts to the Sinaloa cartel.
The total amount of pure meth seized in Mexico in 2009 was just 8 tons.
Methamphetamine is relatively cheap to produce and is not at the mercy of shifting weather patterns, unlike Mexico's marijuana and opium producers, who, according to the Mexican Army, have lost much of their crop to a prolonged drought in the northern border states. Along with stiffer competition from the US marijuana industry along the West Coast, this helps explain the jump in Mexico's meth production in recent years. Some 640 meth labs were discovered during the five years of President Felipe Calderon's administration, compared to 60 found during the presidency of Vincente Fox.
"This could potentially put a huge dent in the supply chain in the US," US Drug Enforcement Administration spokesman Rusty Payne said of the Jalisco raid, according to The Sydney Morning Herald. "When we're taking this much out of the supply chain, it's a huge deal."
source : http://www.blogdelnarco.com/2012/02/historico-decomiso-de-15-toneladas-de-metanfetaminas-con-valor-de-58000-mdp-en-tlajomulco-jalisco/
Seems to me that some Gringo meth-heads are going to be bad-tripping this month !!!
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