Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Tijuana: 21 liters of liquid cocaine seized at airport

21 liters of liquid cocaine seized at airport

An airport is nothing if not a microcosm of a society, trade, and commerce, as thousands pass through it's doors, for business, pleasure, passion, others simply earn a living in the closed world of an international airport.  Across Mexico, and in border cities, groups of traffickers collaborate and conspire, conversations in hotel bars, stash houses, upscale restaurants networks coordinate the purchase, packaging, transport of cocaine.  Where it lands, how it gets there, who picks it up, who buys it, who resells it, who processes it, who crosses it, who buys it, and for what price.  

21 liters of liquid cocaine is, according to a calculation, is 21 kilos.  The cocaine was concealed in shampoo and hair product bottles, and sent from FEDEX.  It's unknown where it originated, but Mexico City is a common central point for trafficking of smaller drug shipments into the city.  The General Abelardo L. Rodriguez International Airport is not known as a place where major drug shipments are seized, t 21 kilos is the largest one, I can think of recently. Generally, it will be a few kilos of heroin, cocaine, meth, concealed on, or in a passenger, and their luggage.   Recently, 8 kilos, roughly 4 of heroin, and 4 of meth were discovered in thousands of tiny bags. 

Note , the 4 kilos seized in May were in powder form, not pressed kilos.  The first thought would be that they are possibly of a higher quality, and would be pressed and recut in Tijuana.  Also, it could be solely for smuggling purposes, the same kilos broken down into power, and given to couriers.  

Once the product gets to Tijuana, it will likely be crossed to buyers in San Diego, or more often Los Angeles, as the cost of a kilo purchased further south, perhaps at a higher purity level, will leave more room for profit.  Methamphetamine is cheap and widely available in Tijuana and San Diego, but cocaine is more expensive and scare.  Besides smaller loads sent by sub groups and smaller cells, there is no advantage to smuggling methamphetamine in this method. 

Liquified cocaine must be re converted into cocaine hydrochloride, and pressed into a kilo brick, to be sold to almost any and all buyers, as the re conversion process is not commonly known, even amongst traffickers, plus assessing quality would be much more difficult.  This would likely be repressed in Tijuana, and then smuggled across, although the liquid form may be more appealing.  In June 2012, a man from El Salvador was arrested at the San restaurants border with 71 pounds of liquid cocaine.   

Liquid cocaine is not commonly seized at the border, or anywhere else in the country, though it does occur from time to time.  The product in it's liquid form would have to be within a small circle of very trusted individuals, likely family members.  I know there is always a messy debate about numbers, and I agree that there are too many variables to predict entirely what the value would be to one person or another.  You can say with a degree of accuracy that this was worth about 400,000, upon purchase in Tijuana. 

If the kilos were of an above average purity, of say 90$, you could add an extra 200,000 or so, assuming the product would be processed, yielding an extra 4 kilos or so, conservative estimate.  The average purity of a seized kilo in the United States is 74%, down 10% from 10 years earlier. (Per the DEA report for 2016)  If one can safely assume that the most kilos seized are on the Southwest border, which accounts for roughly 90% of incoming cocaine, you can assume the average kilo leaving border cities is roughly 75%. 

Sources: AFN Tijuana, Zeta Tijuana,




33 comments:

  1. They caught that but realistically, they let a few tons go by. Tapando el sol con un dedo , nadamas nada menos..

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    1. It's funny how people snort or shoot this stuff. When it's probably been up someone's ass💩

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    2. What's your point?

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    3. 2:34 many people get the drugs into their stomach and recover the globitos from the poop out their ass.
      don't tell me you dont know what's the point.
      --There is also the people in prison that keep their stash and the cell phones up their ass, including the calsetin full of grifa, people will always adapt, except not if they are dead.

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  2. Alright can someone please tell me who is Adrian Gomez Gonzalez, El 20 has been captured and what is going on with Dr. Mireles? Also can someone update the list of members like we had before

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    1. @5:41PM Gómez worked as a lieutenant for Miguel Ángel Félix Gallardo during the 1970s and 1980s; when Félix Gallardo was arrested in 1989, his old organization, the Guadalajara Cartel, broke up into two factions: the Tijuana Cartel led by his nephews, the Arellano Félix brothers, and the Sinaloa Cartel, run by former lieutenants Héctor Luis Palma Salazar, Adrián Gómez González, Ismael Zambada García and Joaquín Guzmán Loera (El Chapo). Havent heard anything about him in a long time.

      Dr. Mireles seem to be recovering his health. H did a video interview with Milenio that past week. We are trying to get permission to republish that interview.

      The main page of BB is powered by "Blogger" and contributors to Comment section do not use a name or even a screen name but just sign in as anon. You couldn't compile a list. BB Forum is powered by "Nabble" and users have to register with a name. There is a list of members (using their screen name) and can be viewed by clicking on "People" on the Forum page.

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    2. I agree with @5:41, can you, Chivis or Buggs do a article on Adrian Gomez this is a top member after all we need to know more about this guy

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    3. @5:00AM If you are a regular reader you know Chivis is very limited because of health reasons in what she can or can't do.

      Buggs is the founder and owner of Borderland Beat and is not a regular contributor (but he still pays the bills).

      Most of our reporters do not live in Mexico and so we don't have "boots on the ground" to investigate. We don't have a budget to hire investigators or researchers. HOWEVER our strength is in our readers who send us info in comments or emails. We try to follow up such info and often can make a story out of what readers send us. I would encourage any reader that has information on Adrian Gomez to send it us. We will follow up from there.

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  3. El comandante vergas captured in tamaulipas!

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    1. 5:45 Chupas arrested too.

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  4. Here I have a good article for BB

    http://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime/cartel-wives-dish-untold-drama-behind-el-chapo-arrest-article-1.3237119

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    1. @6:20PM Thanks for the tip. It is on the way, already up in draft.

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    2. 6:20 Uta madre, we'll see them in a hit 'riality' TV show fo' shó, but I am sure they will not be able to pick their twin by now, flores mophakkas are getting old.

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  5. That must be payback for the chopped finger Border Patrol Agent

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  6. More found at the Temecula checkpoint in California. http://www.pe.com/2017/06/14/border-patrol-seizes-1-5-million-in-cocaine-near-temecula-checkpoint/

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  7. Seen a documentary about Colombians making cocaine into a liquid form a while back. They were packaging them in nasal spray bottles.

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    1. licence to kill,w timothy dalton as james bond had them putting the coke in gaseline .

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    2. Inventan cada chingadera, al rato salen con que la pinchi cacaina la train de la luna.

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  8. How much is that worth per kilo in Tijuana? And actaully how much is it worth once crossed into San Diego?

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  9. The messages announced a new alliance between Los Antrax and the Jalisco New Generation Cartel or CJNG, led by Mexico’s most feared drug lord Nemesio Oseguera Cervantes, also known as “El Mencho.

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    1. Do they? Or do they announce a new generation of Anthrax?

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  10. i've seen that shit too. rotten game. escobar's trick by the way.

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  11. Where did Commandante Perro go?

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  12. I just come here to read the comments these people act like they know what going on lol

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    1. 7:40 you are not one of us,
      when you get initiated, you won't be such a waste of time.
      Hope you make it 'till then,,,,,

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  13. First of all,there is no cocaine that is higher than 87% purity.it takes roughly 1,000 pounds if coca leaves to make 1 kilo of cocaine "paste". The paste gets processed with other chemicals to make cocaine. Then it probably gets cut by the Colombians. Then gets cut again by the Mexicans. Then cut again,again,again,ect.They can cut it with,caffeine, lethicin, horse dewormer, speed,meth,ect.

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    1. 2:40 Baking soda y mejorales!

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    2. by scamming others ''yeyo'' makes lots of pigs rich fast you get what you get shithead. Would you like some donkey dewormer with it? 🐴 👈 yes! 🤣

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    3. Mejor comanen un esnicker, LOL.

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    4. At the Dollar Store, Snickers cost only one dollar,
      and I bet you'll be much happier, pinchis drogadictos.

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  14. In the article it says 90$ ..90$ / gram??

    Thats too expensive ,here in the middle east a gram costs 60$,average to good quality.And we get our stuff drom south america and process it here.

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  15. Commadante julian did it

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  16. wouldnt it be easier/cheaper for them to just cook the liquid cocaine instead of making it back into a powder form?

    ~~~el spaceio~~~

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