Wednesday, December 21, 2011

100 Tons of Drug Precursors Seized in Mexico


Some 100 tons of chemical precursors used to produce illegal drugs that arrived from China and were bound for Guatemala were seized in the Mexican Pacific port of Lazaro Cardenas, officials said.

The chemicals, which came from Shanghai, were bound for Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala, the Navy Secretariat, Attorney General’s Office and SAT tax agency said in a joint statement.

The precursors were hidden in 480 tons of plastic and included 99,700 kilos of monomethylene, a chemical that can be used to manufacture methamphetamine, an illegal stimulant.

The AG’s office took possession of the chemicals, which are being guarded by the 10th Naval Zone in Lazaro Cardenas, a port city in the western state of Michoacan.

On Dec. 8, customs agents seized 205 tons of chemicals that arrived from China in Lazaro Cardenas and were also bound for Puerto Quetzal.

The seizure earlier this month was one of the largest ever made in Mexico.

Mexico’s biggest-ever seizure of drug precursor chemicals was the confiscation of 839 tons in July at a warehouse in the central city of Queretaro, a bust that topped the previous record of 200 tons of precursors discovered last year at the port of Manzanillo.

Mexico, which produces most of the crystal meth consumed in the United States, has imposed tight restrictions on the import of chemicals used to make illegal synthetic drugs.

The administration of President Felipe Calderon, who militarized the struggle against violent drug cartels after taking office in late 2006, has seized some 2,000 tons of drug precursor chemicals this year.

The U.S. drug market has seen declining demand for cocaine and a simultaneous rise in demand for synthetic drugs, officials and analysts say.

Synthetic drugs are favored by users for their more prolonged effect and because they come in tablet form and are therefore considered “socially cleaner.”
 
Source: EFE

9 comments:

  1. All I want to know is where is it now? There is probably a bunch of blue barrels somewhere filled with flower or just laying some where empty or even buried. The military may use them kind of like recycling for the dead disappeared they are so good at.

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  2. Alot of chemicals there we'll looks like CT is still cooking it

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  3. Its for a science project ....lol

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  4. Certainly seems like the officials on land and sea have Larzaro Cadenas precusor deliveries from China down pat. Wonder if the precursors for Zetas in Guatemala or Just Sinaloa seeing they still pretty much control Mich.

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  5. "MEG" that's a hell of alot of anti-freeze aaajajjajajaa

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  6. This is the worst shit ever, and anyone who deals with meth is a fucking asshole. If the US really has a 'war on drugs', why aren't we taking out the factories in China and Pakistan who make this shit and sell it to anyone with money and a boat? We spend money fighting a plant, when we should be fighting this horrible shit.

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  7. Haha sinalia don't control Michoacan fool

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  8. @luciferkilla
    Get it staight foo those chemicals aren't CTs.. They where headed to Guatemala.. Just made a pit stop in Mich.. Their most likely sinaloas or zetas which control ports in Guatemala!

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  9. hahaha he says "take out the factories in china and pakistan"

    so you're just going to call up china and explain to them that america has a drug problem, and ask them to please stop selling chemicals.

    um bro those companies who make the chemicals make tons of dough i doubt they are going to stop making them just because of our countries drug problems

    besides i got $100 lets party

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