Reporting on the Mexican Cartel Drug War

Mexican army finds 15 tons of pure methamphetamine

Thursday, February 9, 2012 |



Mexican troops have made an historic seizure of 15 tons of pure methamphetamine in the western state of Jalisco, the Mexican army said in a statement released late Wednesday.

Soldiers discovered the huge cache in the town of Tlajomulco de Zuniga, a suburb of Mexico's second-largest city, Guadalajara.

The statement had no other details but said it would publicly present the seizure on Thursday. Spokesmen answering the phone at the army's base in Guadalajara refused to comment further.

No one could say late Wednesday what the largest seizure was previously in Mexico.

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime said total meth seizures worldwide were 31 metric tons in 2009, the most recent figures available.

The find outside Guadalajra is more than four times the size of a major seizure last summer of 3.4 tons (3.1 metric tons) and more than twice the total amount of meth seized in Mexico in 2009, according to the U.N. report.

Mexico is the primary source of the meth sold in the United States, according to U.S. drug intelligence reports.

Methamphetamine production has been rising in Mexico, and much of the increase is attributed to the powerful Sinaloa Cartel, headed by Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, who the U.S. Treasury Department calls the most powerful drug trafficker in the world.

Jalisco state has long been considered the hub of Sinaloa's methamphetamine trafficking, thought army statement didn't indicate which Mexican cartel may have been involved.

The Sinaloa cartel also is suspected of smuggling in mammoth amounts of precursor chemicals that are used produce meth in industrial-size operations. It also appears to be extending its massive production of methamphetamine into neighboring Guatemala, where remote, isolated mountains and an alliance with a key Guatemalan trafficker are making the Central American nation a new international meth production base.

Mexican authorities seized 675 tons of a key precursor chemical in December alone, and all of it was heading for Guatemala.

Additional links:

Megadecomiso de droga en Jalisco; vale 58 mil mdp

México: Incautan 15 toneladas de droga sintética en Jalisco

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11 Borderland Beat Comments:

Anonymous said...

Good work Mexican Military. I hope you guys can kill all the members of every cartel including the politicians who are corrupt. Do everybody a favor and clean up Mexico.

Anonymous said...

Im sure some hicks in Alabama are crying about this. Wonder whos it was? CT or the Chapulines

Anonymous said...

well CT has men in Jalisco because of Nazarios time when LFM was sent in there when Nacho Coronel died so who knows?

Anonymous said...

I feel like only chapo could produce this much weight

Anonymous said...

i smell a rat.... any time something this big goes down theres always a rat trying to get something out of itt

Anonymous said...

I BET IT WAS "JSV"

Anonymous said...

Mexico,you all is fucked.Reap what you sow btches.

Anonymous said...

THOSE SHITS FROM MICHOACAN DONT PUSH WIEGHT LIKE THIS. DONT GET ME WRONG, THEIR SHIT IS GOOD AND YAH THATS WHAT THEY MAINLY KNOWN FOR BUT THESE PEOPLE FROM JALISCO ARE THE REAL SHOT CALLERS IN THE METH TRADE NOW SINCE THOSE MICHOACANOS STARTED TO FIGHT AMONGST THEMSELVES. CJNG HAS TAKEN OVER THE METH PRODUCTION. DONT YOU REMEMBER NACHO CORONEL "EL REY DEL CRYSTAL".

Anonymous said...

This has to belong to Chapo Guzman, he is the only one whit the capacity to produce this much ice in this area.

DFL said...

Nice work D.E.A!! And yes, Thanks President Obama. Good Job!! Keep taking them out and showing our Mexican Brothers in arms where to aim and shoot!!
Under Obama these cartel assholes have taking a beating just like Al Quida has. Hes shown Great resolve and effectiveness in Beating the shit out of both of them .

Barak Obama said...

Obama? He doesn't help at all with anything. Don't give him the credit for this. The Mexican Government just caught and got rid of one of their competitors. They are the most corrupt country on the planet.

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