Reporting on the Mexican Cartel Drug War

Mexican Policia Federal seize 1.4 tons of pot

Monday, June 10, 2013 |

By Chris Covert
Rantburg.com

Mexican Policia Federal units seized 1.4 metric tons of marijuana in two seizures in northern Mexico according to Mexican news accounts.

According to a news report which appeared in the online edition of Milenio, a Policia Federal regional security division unit was operating a checkpoint on the Mexican Highway 40D in Coahuila state between Saltillo, Coahuila and Monterrey, Nuevo Leon when a truck was stopped and searched.  Inside the van police found 84 packages of marijuana in a hidden compartment totalling 1,344 kilograms.

The truck had originated from Torreon, Coahuila.  The driver, identified in the news account as José Luis Aranda Contreras, 49, was detained at the scene.

Meanwhile in Sonora state, a Policia Federal unit, part of a regional security division operating a checkpoint on Sonora State highway 37, between Carborca and Puerto Peñasco, inspected a Ford Ranger pickup truck with three individuals aboard finding marijuana hidden in the tires.

According to the news report which appeared on the website of El Sol de Mexico news daily, the drugs were arranged in a metal container in a circular pattern.  The total amount seized was 68 kilograms.

Raul Gonzalez Santos, 31, and Aleyda Ibarra Acedo, 30, were detained at the scene, while an unidentified minor was also in the truck was presented to the public ministry.

Chris Covert writes Mexican Drug War and national political news for Rantburg.com and BorderlandBeat.com He can be reached at grurkka@gmail.com

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Anonymous said...

metal containers inside the tires. jajaja... the feds could hear the clanking. I wonder if the contrabandistas on the road from Caborca were bait to keep the feds busy while the real load went on to Sonoyta.

Anonymous said...

Is this a buzz kill or a thank you for not allowing dirt weed to cross the border?

Anonymous said...

Mexican Police seize 1.4 tons of pot..Lmao.. tomorrows news , Mexican police sale back the pot to rival cartel they took from other cartel.. Mexican cops HAHAHAHA

Anonymous said...

Man some flaya in ya ear. wat a waste of gonja these fed 5-0 jaked from da cartels man da bruthas b needin dey fattys to go along wit da cognac to. gotta hav dat cheese to its all abot da hustle an game we don't need hatas takin da weed Ned to get some bling yo cuz cash rules every thing around me man dat pure stuff gotta keep comin in 512 much luv from da nortsidas!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Well its like this living in laredo tx long time weed hustler swag weed is really played out only in the southside of laredo meaning the poor that weed is still smoked and bought the last 5 years everyone up north and all the hustle is in the hydro all types colors camaradas go to austin san anto cali by ounces quartas and lbs and bring it back to laredo so fuck mexican weed don't contribute to the cartels smoke american by the way I haven't even seen good swag worth buying veto mexican mota now cocaine is another game good shit in laredo before the coke gets send up north and every stop its cut cut cut by the time it reaches other places who knows what they be sniffing but there is also pure keys that are not touched and wrapped in laredo bodegas but that is very expensI've

Anonymous said...

looks like the zetas got hit,this is there area as well as CDG.

Anonymous said...

I just came back from Mexico its not bad as it seems. We drove as a family trough sonoro, sinaloa, and Nayarit. Spent for days in Mazatlan. One week in Acaponeta, Nayarit and a week in Tepic. And every thing was good. You will see young guys with nice trucks and cars. You can see whos in the biz. But they can careless on who you are. I guess you shouldn't believe all the exageration You read and Experience it first hand.

Anonymous said...

no problem i get my weed from cali

Anonymous said...

When reading this article you must wonder why you never (almost) hear of any significant busts in the US. I mean the same drugs which traverses Mexico also traverses the US.
Are our cops lazy, corrupt or poorly equipped, or what? Why dont they stop the tons and tons of drugs being smuggled accross the border? Juddging by the busts it seems the Mexicans are better at it than our own cops.
It is as if the moment the drugs are accross the border the cops are only interested in locking up as many as possible for small amount possession.

Anonymous said...

Wonder if they gonna smoke sum. Help them forget the dirt they do

Anonymous said...

Excellent news.
At least there are some good, professional, Mexican cops.

Anonymous said...

I bet u don't even smoke weed the stuff that coming in now is getting better and better by the time you know it it going to be the same weed they sell at medical weed stores and cheaper the weed gets you high that's all that matters for the fraction of the price south texas we getting some good weed popcorn...pino sin semilla its all good very little hydro in our part of the world we starting to get what they calling mexican hydro and arisona and something they call kansas with the 180$ for your oz we cand buy a whole Lb. So we be smoking one after the other one .. peace rio grande city up in smoke...

Anonymous said...

probably was the bait car. it proved to much for them not to notice

Anonymous said...

I agree its generally sold back to local drug dealers for a cheaper price..fucking cops are bitches..most of the cops in Mexico migrate from the US to Mexico to make a quick buck.

Anonymous said...

Once it crosses to the usa it is broken up into smaller loads that are then sent to different states n cities

Anonymous said...

Yeah but that's only cuz those plaza have bosses that run a tight shift and no violence is bad for buisness u should've see nayarite a year and a half ago when the goverment sold the plaza to blo and starting exterminating with extreme prejudice the CDs they were working for just days before peace Loks

Anonymous said...

Is this a buzz kill or a thank you for not allowing dirt weed to cross the border?

shows how little you know about the weed business. most of the mota and seeds are from Mexico. The best strains are from Mexico. who do you think supplies the dispensaries? who do you think owns them? why do you think they don't get hit?

Anonymous said...

@ 3:48am. There is a pretty simple reason why you almost never hear about large drug seizures here in America (especially coming from Mexico)....the American government doesn't want you to know. Every now & then, you may hear about a very large bust, but just about everyday, drugs gets confiscated at the border. Sometimes its a fairly large amount and sometimes its small, but not worth putting into the media. Its no different for the beheadings that happen in Mexico. Just yesterday, the MSN homepage had a story about the Taliban beheading 2 Afghan boys. That is half a world away...basically not going to happen here in America. Yet the atrocities in Mexico don't make headlines here in America. Its too close to home and the government doesn't want to instill fear into the general population. Not to mention that the beheadings in Mexico happen so often, the government does not want Americans to become numb to them.

Anonymous said...

Huh??? What u talking bout Willis??

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

Please my company were being stopped at South Padre Island by a cop for speeding and they had a tahoe filled with bundles and at the end they crashed and fled leaving the drugs their, but they didnt arrest anyone.
On second occasion, we had a rat and they raided the house, but "they moved the stuff the day before at brownsville

Anonymous said...

R.I.P. English....
TW15T3R

Anonymous said...

Maybe you don't hear about it because those that do interdict significant weight are quiet professionals.

Anonymous said...

Most off the weed u idots claim that is not dirt weedfrom mexico .u dumbass r wrong most off it is from the mexican cartels not becuz u bought it from a gang member or white guy or black means its from cali or the us dumbasses.

Anonymous said...

With all your fucked up knowledge of weed, why don't you go get a Fucking job instead of mooching off your grandma.

Anonymous said...

Unless the outdoor growers in Mexico are using all the best nutrients and 12 hour cycles i doubt thier bud is that good. They dont though, they use soil and rain and then stomp on it so they can package 10 lbs into 1 little brick and ship it. Im sure there buds arent that bad though before they stomp on it to get it across the border. Im sure the reason Cartels dont generally do large scale indoor weed growing is because its too fragile and the cost of growing weed indoors is expensive. They prefer huge meth labs unfortunately. :(

Anonymous said...

1.4 tons of schwag is not even a lot

Anonymous said...

BS I would bet u were scared shitless the whole trip lol

Anonymous said...

The mexican cartels will never,ever,never,never grow Kush!!!! First,they need the weather,the golden triangle is too humid for Kush.Second,they are too cheap to do it indoors, nutrients and lighting are not cheap. The only way is to cross polinate their crap weed with Kush,but they have not done it yet..The plant is very picky to scores of environmental factors..e.g. ph of dirt,ph of water,correct nitrogen,potassium,and phosphorus levels,proper watering,harvesting,and curing.All of these factors are time consuming and there is still no guarantee because you might get mold..Its 2013 and they still have not done it on a commercial basis in Mexico because its not easy!!!!

Anonymous said...

The Spelling here is a crime

Anonymous said...

someone forgot to pay the po-po their protection fee...

Anonymous said...

The English language is going straight to the fucking shitter with these fucking retarded shitheads writing all gangsta. And I'm getting tired of these other assholes who claim Mexico is alleright, "oh, it ain't that bad" shit who are you part of the Pena Norton P.R. campaign or what?...but guess what, Mexico is NOT ok.

Anonymous said...

Zetas rule forever!!!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for stupid motherfuckers like u that wld pay 20$ a gram for shit that it aint hydro.not even in cali everything they call dro isnt.

Anonymous said...

You got lucky try it a couple more times I wouldn't take the risk .

Anonymous said...

Why don't they ever make a bust of other drugs, like coce , e pills , crack, heroin ??? Why is it always weey ??if America grows more then half the weey they smoke.

Anonymous said...

Stupid as cholo, do us a favor a join the Z so you could be killed
Thank you !

Anonymous said...

Your right man, Cali weey is this best shit you could smoke no doubt about that. Mexican weey in Cali is consider lower shelf weey witch could cost you in between $300-375 per pound not like the Cali weey witch could go from 500 + per pound. Btw, a few weeks ago at Newport beach In Orange County California, there was a huge drug bust. I'm talking about tons of "who knows what" on board of a private jat. I witness everything with my own eyes and days pass I never heard no report's of any drug bust after I took the time to investigate.

Anonymous said...

^^^ Lmao

Anonymous said...

Lmao

Anonymous said...

@6.16 lot of balls behind a screen if u read my post long time weed hustler mothafucka I know wat it is ur just a loud mouth hater ur post makes no sense me crees pendojo babaso no seas punetas if u in laredo and u smoke dro u get it from us if its the real shit later hater meet me and ill show u wat I got jaja

Anonymous said...

June 11, 2013 at 3:20 PM
Bro,some people go all the way with it,flushing,measuring PH content,dry the soil out,and water and nutrient again,at least 3 different light sources,vegetative growth,flower growth,then the air flow in and out,humidity etc,then you got the bubble,that shit can be naughty strong,only what i have read about bro kno what i mean?
Some people end up with huge plants,but there is no argument some of the best greens are US.Thank god for our American brothers.

Anonymous said...

June 11, 2013 at 12:38 AM
"cut cut cut by the time it reaches other places who knows what they be sniffing but there is also pure keys that are not touched and wrapped in laredo bodegas but that is very expensI've"
Bro,is that for real you think?By the time its on the street its got everything you can think of to blow the weight up.Its hard to believe you could get a hold of anything uncut in this day,as for the weeds,there is some killer ones,people experiment with THC/CBD content when smoking,body v head,but,i wouldnt be a snob over it,you get what you pay for,unless you get ripped.Get that bubble goin bro and make new moolah

Anonymous said...

Wow you are an idiot. California grows so much pot state wide. The Mexican Cartel bud goes to the bible belt and midwest..if its from mexico its garbage.

Anonymous said...

Id rather see it legalized and let ppl who smoke weed smoke it and hopefully take some of the violence out of it.fuck the meth though tweakers get on my last good nerve

Anonymous said...

Well its like this living in laredo tx long time weed hustler swag weed is really played out only in the southside of laredo meaning the poor that weed is still smoked and bought the last 5 years everyone up north and all the hustle is in the hydro all types colors camaradas go to austin san anto cali by ounces quartas and lbs and bring it back to laredo so fuck mexican weed don't contribute to the cartels smoke american by the way I haven't even seen good swag worth buying veto mexican mota now cocaine is another game good shit in laredo before the coke gets send up north and every stop its cut cut cut by the time it reaches other places who knows what they be sniffing but there is also pure keys that are not touched and wrapped in laredo bodegas but that is very expensI've
June 11, 2013 at 12:38 AM

You're from the "rich" North-side and you don't know how to properly type in English? I bet your Spanish is as bad as your English. I'm embarrassed we're from the same city. You must be one of those TDK shopping swag kids that wishes he was black huh? Long timer hustler and you using "swag" to refer to a type of bud? I've never heard anybody anywhere use the word "swag" to describe weed. By the way, you ain't no "hustler". Just because you slang a few ounces out your mommas house doesn't make you a "hustler". You know how I came to that conclusion? "every stop its cut cut cut by the time it reaches other places who knows what they be sniffing" You know nothing about the game kid. Go finish high-school. Pocho deveria de darte verguenza por ser tan idiota.

Anonymous said...

Thats what the police in n.y used to do with the heroin.i.e the french connection.they would bust the mobsters arrest them seize it and then sell it to the other mobsters

Anonymous said...

They dont want americans buying more guns in a panic as we love our 2nd amendment.we already have millions in our hands and steady buying more everyday.thats alot of why beheadings dont happen openly.in mexico you pretty much know who has the guns and would shoot u in the u.s you dont know who on the street or in a neighborhood will gun you down

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