Friday, August 25, 2017

Mexican Troops Sieze 140 LBS of Fentanyl Near US Border

Posted by Yaqui for Borderland Beat from CBS News


Extra Material: La Zeta
Aug 23, 2017

MEXICO CITY -- Soldiers in northern Mexico say they have seized a surprisingly large stash of the powerful opioid fentanyl from a truck near the U.S. border.

The Mexican Army's Second Military Zone said late Monday that soldiers at a highway checkpoint found over 140 pounds of Fentanyl on Saturday packed in plastic-wrapped bricks hidden behind sheet metal in the insulated floor of a truck trailer.

Soldiers also found three bags containing almost 30,000 pills, apparently also containing fentanyl. The driver and a youth accompanying him were detained.


The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says fentanyl can be 50 times more potent than heroin.
Kilos of Taped Heroin Bricks Inside the Trucks Rear Doors

The army said the truck was heading from Mexico City to Tijuana when it was stopped at checkpoint in San Luis Rio Colorado, Sonora near Yuma, Arizona.

To put Saturday's seizure in perspective, the Mexican Defense Department ( SEDENA) said that in the previous 4½ years, its total seizures of Fentanyl had amounted to 106 pounds and about 36,000 Fentanyl pills.

Another truck was found further west along the border carrying 60.6 pounds (28 Kilos) of heroin. That
tractor trailer was on the mountainous La Rumorosa Grade just south of the US / Mexico Border between Tecate and Mexicali, Baja Ca.


Joint work between the State and Federal Police Forces were involved and one man detained.
The bricks of heroin were packed inside the insulated back doors of the truck.

Federal Police at Security Checkpoint
While opium poppies are grown in Mexico, Fentanyl is often imported from China and smuggled into the United States. However, more and more clandestine labs are producing Fentanyl on Mexican soil with precursor chemicals.

Precursor Chemicals for Fentanyl and Methamphetamine Production


58 comments:

  1. This drug is DEATH itself. The culprit for so many overdoses in America today. Mortality rates have surged since the introduction of this drug.The American opioid epidemic has become a political topic in communities and societies today. Facing controversial retorts for solutions and means of government assistance.
    China has been implicated as prime suspect for production and import of this drug to the cartels for many years. Along with the ingredients for the production of Meth.
    Nevertheless, the cleverness and business oriented practices of cartels today have the production capability to a science. Reducing costs and increasing profits.
    Just no end in sight for the lucrative narcotics business.

    E42

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    1. You're right about that, "Just no end in sight for the lucrative narcotics business." People are going to have to wake up or die. Cats outta the bag. Pandoras box has been opened.

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    2. hand out fentanyl for free, who cares if the drug users overdose good riddance

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    3. esta noche es mi revancha Yaqui,
      ora te vas a venir conmigo

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  2. As a former Narc, Id say these were pretty significant seizures of both fentanyl and heroin. It's too bad there are so many corrupt cops and government officials In Mexico that are hindering the war on drugs.

    It's a different story in the Philippines where President Rodrigo Duterte is waging a take-no-prisoners war against not only drug sellers, but also drug users. And Rodrigo has vowed that crooked cops will be killed.

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    1. at 7:46 . That's not completely ruled out . Look who is in the white house . Na . Never happen here . But I do encourage Mexican that want to deal dope that there may be a lucrative market opening in the Philippines . Always room for a few more. If not , wait a couple days . I think little of Duterte after his comment on the rape and murder of the missionary . I guess it takes dirty bastards to clean up this kind of a mess .

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    2. Unfortunately, American civil rights groups do not agree with such conception. Wish there was a perfect solution.

      E42

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    3. Former narc? (/+-**&%"##) you. Lol

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    4. Duterte uses opioids himself.

      https://news.vice.com/story/philippines-president-duterte-claims-he-made-up-story-about-abusing-fentanyl

      "Duterte does, however, still uses the drug to treat migraines and pain in his spine, but insists that he is not addicted. “I’m not an addict,” he told the BBC. “Only when it is prescribed. Addiction is only with regularity, my friend.”"

      That's what addicts say.

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    5. 7:46

      What is your opinion on the war on drugs? As a former narc, do you think it is working or it is waste of time and a new approach would be more effective.

      Thx,

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    6. Corruption is on both sides of the border. Nobody is dancing solo on the floor.

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    7. Im a former Leo. Do you agree with me when I say that if the US just legalized all drugs and sold via store with taxes that this is the only way to end this war? The narcos are resilient . They adapt, they change. Arrests and killings won't stop greed.

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    8. As a Former Narc you also know there are many corrupt cops in the good old usa too...i know this personally but I was never a "Narc"...I was the victim of a cpl of corrupt American cops

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    9. @6:56 pm
      It would be an enormous income generated from taxation. Question is? Where would that money go into? Schools? Infrastructure? Or someone's pocket?
      Past history and present has shown us the careless behavior and wasteful spending practices government has engaged in.
      Moreover, what regulations will be implemented that a drug lord or a private sector would benefit?
      Furthermore, advocating drug usage to our children and citizens?
      I'm quite sure conservative groups and institutions will disagree. Moral values and beliefs will wither the core of a society.

      E42

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    10. As a former narc. Do you admit that their is no winning the war on drugs? That it is pointless? That all of it is for show? Or that you guys suck at the Job?

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    11. @8:50 pm
      Pointless to a certain degree. A continuous battle with no victory in sight. However, a necessity to eradicate a cancer eroding communities and societies.
      Maybe a different approach is required? Could that be the legalization of drugs with regulations?
      Prohibition era is a fine example of how much money can be generated. Although like many things produced today with( GMA's , pharmaceutical products, cigarettes ) everything has a side effect in the long run.
      Items and products registered as illegal will always have a demand in the black market.
      Businessmen have no ethical obligation.other than the fortunes to be made.
      Truth!!!!!!!!

      E42

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  3. The us has an opiod crisis doesn't It?

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    1. It dose but it's all the governments falt since that's another way they make money prescribing patients an addictive pill it's all about the money.

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    2. 10:49 the US government does not benefit from the opioid addiction in the US, the Pharma Manufacturers, their lobbyists, the lawmakers, the doctors prescribing and the pharmacists are the ones that made a killing, and the banksters that inherit the well addicted customers that will buy their shit from their corner pushers.
      --why do you think it was so hard for free lancers to do business through arizona to NY? because they did not know the "magic passwords" when they got arrested by sherifs like Arpaio, the 85 year old criminal just granted a prezidential pardon for his crimes...

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    3. 12:27....what???

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  4. That is literally MILLIONS of doses of fentanyl. The drug is active in the MICROgram range. 100+ pounds is enough to keep everyone in a country high

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    1. 8:27 wonder about the mexican technology, all the workers should be getting dead on the job several times a day during the processing.

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  5. And who cares. As long they send weapons to south, Mexicans must send dope to the north.

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  6. @8:11 yes a serious on the current administration is working to address. These drugs are killing the u.s. customers (not yet as quickly as it takes one new ones, yet) and the foot soldiers of the cartels are next. For the cartels it wasn't a large enough international market, they now poison their own well. How many coke addicts in Mexico before the Colombians shifted to the land route? Now the new super opioids will devour the last of the Mexican spirt.

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  7. I sadly predict that there will be a historically huge market for less expensive fentanyl pills that users in USA will have confidence are safe and precisely measured because they are in pill form.
    It is ironic that the FDA approved the wholesale dealers (US farma companies) that American Medical Association licensed doctors dealt and made billions from their drug users....I mean patients.
    The FDA approvals, USA farma companies, and USA doctors have together created what will likely be the most profitable period for narcos ever. This means many more years of growing violence, corrupt politicians but narcodollar stimulus here in Mexico.
    I hope this prediction is incorrect.

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    1. 11:28 ...and there are about 200 billion dollars for treatment of the opioid addicts left behind by the "legal opioid manufacturers and help for the cities trying to cope with the problem, never mind indemnizations for the dead, the addicted or their families...

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    2. 11:28 and 12:34; American capitalism at its fullest....but only when drugs administered (and profits made by) educated white well to do Americans.

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    3. Caratera - I have no doubt your prediction will become true and what's ironic is the US government and US business created the unprecedented demand. There will be narcodollars flowing through Mexico like never before!

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  8. 7:46; Who do you think is to blame for US opiod problem? Sure as hell isnt the Taliban or Sinaloa Cartel. It's the companies that lobbied their legislators to influence the FDA to prescribe Oxys, hydros, fentanyl patches, etc. What war on drugs? Where is it being fought? Sure isn't a war on the demand or drug education/abuse awareness side! I don't mean to sound hostile and I sincerely thank you for your service - but make no mistake; the US governments three branches and our "self policing industry associations" (really paid industry lobbies) and our book cooking corporate America is just as corrupt as Mexico's worst institutions. The difference is the average corrupt low level Mexican police, army, or government administrator is corrupt to keep a job and stay alive.

    I challenge you to rethink which government is any more corrupt and foremost; which government has the capacity, is in a better position, and should have the obligation to reduce demand by educating its future leaders.

    As someone whose owned clubs in two major US cities since 1997; I have NEVER seen a more relaxed mindset and so many young people taking concoctions of GHB, ecstacy, etc. Every night there's not a toilet in our clubs without white pill, coke, or brown powder streaks from people snorting. This country is fucked and like Britain, Rome, Mongolia, Greece, etc the USA will eventually flame out from its own glutany and laziness.

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    1. Well said agree 100%

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    2. 12:50 - Scary as hell but your damn right. We are a socialist, "entertain me" country now and its not just the kids with their devices b/c look at who the supposed adults elected for our president. F'n scary!

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    3. 12: 50 you are dangerous, welcome to BB...

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    4. And just for the sake of discussion , what about personal responsibility ?
      Every single person that takes a few Norco after a root canal cannot blame everyone under the sun because they became a drug addict who turns to dangerous street drug combos and ruins their life and those who share it.

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    5. 12:50 and 2:45 - no kidding. We are a blame everyone else society as well as gluttons for drugs and entertainment.

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    6. do not blame 'personal responsibility, it is like when a stray dog bites you on the ass, nobody blames the victim and it is the dog owner's liability, on this case, the US government legalized, promoted and paid for the opioids and let well addicted drug addicts on the loose for the narcs to prey on, their tactics also fill up their prisons for profit, many 'LEOS PENSIONS' AND 401KS ARE INVESTED THERE,

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    7. 4;51 very astute observation. It's amazing how many Americans are living in a bubble pointing at Mexico when like 12:50 points out that narcotic use and street peddling is practically a protected right in city clubs and certain areas of cities.

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  9. San Diego Tribune is reporting a street value of $ 20 Million USD PER kilo.

    http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/border-baja-california/sd-me-fentanyl-san-diego-20170824-story.html

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  10. Why is there no heroin and fentanyl being send by the carteles to Europe?
    Strange because they are shipping tons of coca茂ne.
    I am wondering because the purety of heroin in Europe is at a historic low ever.

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      Europe always made their own heroin on top of shipments from Asia, Afganistan etc.
      Until the fall of Escobar Europe delt with the Colombians, Mexican cartels is pretty new relationship with Europe as far as any dope shipments.

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    2. you dont understand the drug market in europe right now. Coke is making another comeback in europe people want to party not get high and be worthless on H like they do here in the states.

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  11. A report on what is fentanil, will be much aprciated. I know Wikipedia or Google but this is just my 2 cents.

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  12. There was just a report about ppl in Atlanta lacing weed with fentanyl just a few days ago. A lot of ppl over dosing over there.
    -馃挴

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    1. Exactly why weed needs to be legalized and regulated and all drugs for that matter

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    2. 5:20 if regular cigarettes are laced with addictive chemicals, what can you expect from illegal drugs some of which get laced with embalming fluids?

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    3. Yea Man U r 馃挴% correct. Everything now a days r laced with some sort of chemical Being fake alcohol to plastic fish. We as a society have failed. Echelen ganas plebes. Ya que.
      -馃挴

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  13. Keep that garbage fen in China!!! Nobody wants that shit- The high sucks and is super short.. @746 FUCK Duarte!!! Dude is a psycho/hypocrite. HE was addicted to Fen himself. He shouldve offed himself.
    @250 20 million PER kilo????? Where the hell did they come up with 20 mil??????

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  14. No that's a lie

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    1. Users and dealers do not like Durate. He is their worst nightmare. Wish we had him here

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    2. El Loco Duterte like Hitler is a drug addicted speed fan.

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  15. Umm shiet hope some people who write here have a sciatic pain here and share you history..i want to see what you do. For you pain...and see if you are a macho man and take..nothing for you pain.justos por pecadores is the big problem .

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  16. US troop protects middle East drug lords. Mexico has their owe problems, not just drugs, extortion and kidnapping. I was almost a victim, but got out on time.

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  17. It is ironic that the FDA approved the wholesale dealers (US farma companies) that American Medical Association licensed doctors dealt and made billions from their drug users....I mean patients.
    The FDA approvals, USA farma companies, and USA doctors have together created what will likely be the most profitable period for narcos ever. This means many more years of growing violence, corrupt politicians but narcodollar stimulus here in Mexico.
    I hope this prediction is incorrect.
    But lets blame the poor people who have almost no options economically but to migrate. Thanks to other Government's including Mexico who let them self's be pushed around. But what choice does Mexico have (You do what the puppet masters command or they will invade/occupy the country like with so many US military bases). Their is a saying (Mexico so far from GOD yet so close to the USA.)

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    1. That's the BIG POWER and MONEY of lobbyists. Truth is; cigarettes kill more individuals every year world wide than any other chemical products to date. Yet its legal!
      Love the irony!

      E42

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  18. I live in Europe in the city of Amsterdam.
    Zero overdosis on opiods this last two years, and the youth sees heroin as a losers drug.
    The goverment hash made deals with the big Turkish kingpins,..and the Afghans off course.
    If they traffic heroin with more purity than lets say 20%.
    They got a big problemen.
    And also very strange the Mexican carteles don't traffic neither crystal meth or heroin to Europe.
    Very strange.
    Big market over here.
    Can Someone explane this.

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      Just because you dont hear or read about problems with dope, doesnt mean there arn't any. Europian Union is very good at keeping news from people and sweeping the bad news under the rug.
      Western europe is being killed with political correctness and they trybto hide as much ad they can from people.

      As far as dope, europe always had their own production of heroin on top of supply from middle east. Europe produces their own meth/amphetamin and it is quality product, I heard from users who tried both Mexican and europian that users prefer europian made, they say its better quality-cleaner and such.
      One thing is ceartin there is a dope problem in europe as well, they are much better at hiddinf it.

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  19. There must be some kind of agreement, maybe because of the money it generates for the Taliban. Maybe??
    I am very sure if one South-American trafficers would dare to send some kilo's to Europe, they will be Hunted down like terrorist. Silent agreement?????

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  20. You say that in Europe they Don, 't wanna get high on H and do the party pills and the YEYO.
    Well beter believe it if the goverment would' ent have made deals about the poor Quality law.
    For heroin dealers.
    Welke would have still got a big users percentage like 20 years ago.
    Make the Quality like in Europe poor as hell in USA.
    And see how fast the this epidemic will end.
    It worked perfect here in all of Europe. Now XTC made in Holland is drugs nummer one of choise.
    Money stays in Europe.


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