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Tuesday, July 26, 2022

1,600 Kilos Cocaine Seized In Mexico City, Largest In City History

By "El Huaso" for Borderland Beat

On the afternoon of July 26, a record 1.6 tons of cocaine were seized by Mexico City authorities in the Gustavo Madero neighborhood of Mexico City. The cocaine was wrapped in 1,680 packets hidden inside secret compartments of two large truck trailers. Omar García Harfuch, the Secretary of Citizen Security, reported that this is the largest cocaine bust in Mexico City history.

The bust occurred on the Circuito Exterior Mexiquense highway, at the height of avenida Río de los Remedios, in the neighborhood of Gustavo A. Madero, near the border with Mexico state. Four men and three vehicles were seized, two tractor trailer trucks with hidden compartments for cocaine, and a third which acted as an escort.

Harfuch revealed that the cocaine came from Colombia, and entered Mexico through Puerto Escondido, a coastal city in Oaxaca, southern Mexico. According to the SSC press release, some of the load was intended to be distributed in the Tepito neighborhood of Mexico City, while the rest was to be smuggled into the Western United States. In a radio interview with MVS Noticias, Harfuch later clarified that the "vast majority" was to be smuggled into Los Angeles.

According to Harfuch, the cocaine has a value of around $400 million pesos (20 million USD) in Mexico City, a value of $12,500 USD per kilo.

Four men from the state of Durango were detained in the operation. It is unknown which criminal group or groups coordinated this drug shipment.

Criminal group operations in Mexico City have been gaining widespread coverage recently, generating alarm that the relatively safe region is changing. On July 13, a cell affiliated with the Sinaloa Cartel was dismantled in Topilejo, revealing the inroads large criminal groups have been making into the area. 

Earlier this month, Harfuch acknowledged the advance of criminal groups into Mexico City, but stated that they: "are not looking to control the area, they aren't established as a criminal structure. They are looking for safe houses, storage places, houses where they can remain unnoticed".

Mexico City has long been regarded as a "trampoline for drugs", a rest stop for drugs in transit to other markets. The city's placement in central Mexico as well as the Mexico City International Airport make it a crucial drug smuggling epicenter. 

One case which exemplified this was the 2021 capture of Gilberto Perez Camacho, "El Mex", an alleged officer of the Sinaloa Cartel in Mexico City who coordinated flights of drugs from South America into Mexico City, as reported by Borderland Beat.

Update 7/28/22:

The Attorney Generals Office of Mexico City has reported that the detained have been transferred to the Reclusorio Preventivo Varonil Norte prison in the north of Mexico City. 









Prefer a video of this article? Watch below.



Sources: SSC Press Release, @OHarfuch Twitter, Milenio, El Pais, El Universal, MVS Noticias Harfuch Interview

24 comments:

  1. Harfuch is one of the brave Mexicans that everyone needs to get behind.

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    1. Nope, just a bit smarter than EPN

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    2. 9:46 nomás para dejársela caer al güey...
      "El Fantasma de Ayotzinapa" anda hacienda méritos con la candidata presidential Claudia Sheinbaum, present mayor of México City.
      This fucking clown director of the intelligence police has no Intelligence, but has a team of godfathers and public relations specialists that keep his ass showing off for propaganda, he wants to be the first civilian secretary of defense like his grampa general marcelino garcia barragan The Butcher of Tlatelolco who also gave us a murdering drug trafficking director of the DFS, Javier Garcia Paniagua, "the unintelligent" who married into the Lebanese MOB...
      Omarcito is only showing off the cocaine haul and will steal it back later, otro pinche Harinas

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  2. I know a lot of BB readers will jump out and say that Harfuch supports the CDS or even was involved in the disappearance of the normalistas. I have seen nothing in the public domain that convinces me that Harfuch is anything other than a courageous and honest law enforcement officer.
    If you don't support these allegations with verifiable facts, don't waste our time with posting them.

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    1. ESHAM you know nothing of Harfuch. You want somebody else to do your due diligence

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    2. 9:59 he's probably taking pay offs from someone.

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  3. Interesting.
    -Gary

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    1. ✌️
      -Gary

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    2. Dumb Gary. Don't have much to offer.
      He gets excited about putting his name in the comments.

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    3. My guess alias Gary is a FED just a guess

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  4. Congratulations Gary. You are number 3 but still in the second grade.

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  5. Something is wrong in DF

    Too many big seizures

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    1. 10:35 Propaganda, your sense of smell is right, harfuch is a pendejo trying hard to please the Gods to stay gainfully employed, maybe be the next "presidente" in the name of his tainted family jewels.

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  6. It's interesting to watch the video. The false ceiling in the container appears to be about 2 feet deep. That's certainly an easy anomily to see. They also didn't try to hide the work on the roof of the container. Usually, the police don't look at the roof, but in this case they may have. It would be interesting to find out how they actually found out about the contraband.
    Again, brave and honest cops putting their lives on the line in order to bring peace to Mexico.
    The police in Mexico City are doing a good job. Now give them the better pay and benefits that they deserve.

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    1. Thanks for reading and your comment. All worthwhile points. I think the beginning of a fix to Mexico's security forces lies in increasing pay just as you say. Higher pay makes them less susceptible to corruption.

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    2. 10:59 cuanto te pagan,
      pinche chayotero,
      Nadie tiene nada bueno que decir de la pinche policia Mexicana, antes victimas de "La Hermandad" y ahora victimas de los nuevos mandos y dueños que dejaron atrás Genarco Garcia Luna y Luis Cardenas Palomino...
      Detroit, No Mames Güey!

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  7. Mexico numbers are always inflated. The truth is cartels buy a certain amount. And give up a load to entertain those who need to answer to someone. The rest is making it’s way to American noses.

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  8. That's a lot of blow. Someone's family got wiped out. 400 million is a lot of money lost

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  9. That load was only worth about 3.5millon to 4.2 million tops. Thats at cost. Not a big loss for them

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    1. 11:28 that's when you buy it in Colombia. You still have to move it hijo and that ain't cheap. Probably cost 2 a unit to move it all they way to Mexico.

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    2. I agree that the cartel's actual loss is only about $3-4 million. However, that loss is sufficient for someone to quite literally lose their head.

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    3. You clearly don't know how things work . 2500 a piece for HH and tp cost there down at least 8 mill more likely 10.

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    4. 1500-2000 for hh a pc. Transport is paid half other half when its delivered. Or you pay a higher price a pc with warranty from the supplier to get it there

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