Saturday, June 11, 2011
"Mexican Army announces major drug seizure in Coahuila"
SEDENA (The National Defense Ministry) announced the seizure 958 packages containing methamphetamine and heroin in the municipality of Castaños in central Coahuila.
The drugs were found inside four underground water cisterns in an area of the state dominated by Los Zetas.
The SEDENA press release stated that the seizure occurred on Friday June 10th when an Army unit on a reconaissance patrol located an area of disturbed soil measuring a diameter of 20 meters two kilometers south of the municipal seat.
Upon further investigation the 24 pounds of heroin and 2198 pounds of methamphetamine were unearthed.
The drugs and the 7.5 hectare plot of land were transferred to the custody of the federal prosecutor in Saltillo.