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Monday, December 26, 2022

Narco Labs: Relocate Closer to Metropolitans

"Mica/DrivingMSSQL" for Cartels cook drugs closer and closer to the country's big cities.

Of the 107 narcolaboratories insured by the Army so far this year, at least 20, that is, 18 percent, were located between 10 and 40 minutes from cities such as Culiacán, Ensenada, and Chilpancingo, not in mountain areas as is regularly the case.

In a review carried out by El Sol de México to the communiqués of the Ministry of National Defense (Sedena) from January to September 2022, it appears that 17 of these laboratories were located in the vicinity of the capital of Sinaloa and were used for the production of synthetic drugs.

Two more drug laboratories were located and dismantled in the town of San Antonio Necua, 20 minutes from Ensenada, Baja California, and another in the community of Acahuizotla, 15 minutes from the capital of Guerrero. In the last quarter of 2022, the Army did not report laboratory insurers.

In previous years, the clandestine laboratories operated by the Sinaloa Cartel in that entity were characterized by settling in very difficult areas of access in the Sierra Madre Occidental, in the so-called "Golden Triangle" (between Durango, Sinaloa, and Chihuahua). Today, they are settling closer and closer to the city of Culiacán.

According to a report by the National Center for Planning, Analysis and Information for the Fight against Crime of the Attorney General's Office (FGR), which is part of the documents extracted from Sedena by the group of hacktivists Guacamaya, in the period from December 1, 2012 to July 30, 2019, 801 clandestine laboratories were secured in the country and 38 were yet to be confirmed

88 percent of these were in hard-to-reach areas, mountains and ravines, six percent in homes, ranches or wineries, three percent on public roads and the remaining three percent on dirt roads, gaps or places.

Of the 95 laboratory insurances in Sinaloa so far this year, 48 are located in the municipality of Culiacán and 17 in places that are 10 to 40 minutes from the state capital.

The towns near the capital of Sinaloa in which elements of the Army have carried out operations to dismantle clandestine laboratories - where substances such as fentanyl and methamphetamine are produced - are Palo Verde, 15 minutes from the center of Culiacán to the northeast.

The community of Carrizalejo, 10 minutes from the center of the capital of Sinaloa, to the west, and five minutes from the Ninth Military Zone.

The Army has also dismantled laboratories of the criminal group headed by Ismael Zambada García, El Mayo, and the sons of Joaquín Guzmán Loera, El Chapo, known as Los Chapitos, in the town of Sanalona, 30 minutes from Culiacán to the north.

Other communities where these operations have taken place are San José, 15 minutes from the center of Culiacán de Rosales and 10 minutes from the Military Zone, and in Alcoyonqui, 20 minutes from the center of Culiacán and 10 minutes from the Ninth Military Zone.

Data from the FGR that it publishes in the National Transparency Platform (PNT), indicate that drug laboratories have been dismantled in the community of Los Naranjos, 20 minutes from the northwest of the capital of Sinaloa and 15 from the military region.

In Imala, 30 minutes from the center to the northwest and 20 minutes from the Army barracks, as well as in Los Becos de Costa Rica, 15 minutes from the center to the south and 20 minutes from the Ninth Military Zone.

Also in the town of La Carbonera, 30 minutes from the center of Culiacán to the south and 20 minutes from the Military Zone, and in the community of Cucuyachi, half an hour from the center of the capital of Sinaloa, to the west and 20 from the Army barracks

The Army also ensured drug laboratories in the towns of La Estancia de los García, 30 minutes south of the center of Culiacán, and El Limón de Tealleche, 40 minutes from the center of the Sinaloa capital, to the west and half an hour from the military region.

In the report Traditional and synthetic drugs in Mexico, presented by General Luis Cresencio Sandoval, Secretary of National Defense, on March 31 at the President's morning conference at the National Palace, it is pointed out that the chemical precursors with which synthetic drugs are designed in Mexico come from the Asian continent and are transported by sea.

He explained that these substances mainly reach the ports of Lázaro Cárdenas, Michoacán; Mazatlan, Sinaloa, and Manzanillo, Colima.

The most commonly used chemical precursors by drug cartels, he said, are phenylacetic acid; phenyl-2-propanone, acetone, hydrochloric acid, methylamine, toluene, ephedrine, and caustic soda.

In the narco laboratory insured by the Army in the town of Los Naranjos, 20 minutes from the center of Culiacán, according to data from a contract signed by the FGR with the company Comercializadora Ecológica de Occidente S.A. de C.V., for the destruction of these substances, 57 liters of benzyl cyanide were insured.

In addition, 810 kilos of diphenylacetaldehed, 920 liters of acetone, 250 liters of toluene and 500 kilos of tartaric acid, among others.

In the case of one of the two clandestine laboratories insured in the community of San Antonio Necua, 20 minutes from Ensenada, eight organically synthetic metal reactors with a capacity of 200 liters were confiscated; six metal burners and two cylindrical metal structures.

The narco laboratory secured by the Army in the town of Acahuizotla, 15 minutes from Chilpancingo, contained five kilos of "a yellow pasty substance", three reactors for organic synthesis, four tubs with a capacity of 500 liters and 13 drums with capacities of one thousand, 200 and 50 liters.


  1. The same time El Mayo put out the decree that any member caught driving flashy sports cars would be punished severely in the state of Sinaloa would face repercussions it he also stated said that laboratories would be moved into the cities and close by suburbs. ( I am writing this off the top of my head so there is little subject transition here I realize, I am not proofreading)
    Anyhow it was reported that Mayo's huge outdoor labs we're getting busted in rural outdoor tracks of land, causing great loss of equipment and ingredients, product.
    It was decided that production would be moved toward the city, within the city confines in small labs where product would be made with an actual homes rented out by the group or homes were outright purchased for the sole goal of producing the narcotics.
    Obviously this is so when a facility was busted it wouldn't take such a large financial hit.

    1. Mrs h I need a back rub, woke up with little pain on the back.

  2. yummy

    well, if you didn't know, now you know

    CDS is not a Cartel at all anymore. AFO/BLO/Salazar/Quintero/Guzman = 0 NADA

    Cartel Colombia de Medellin controls the Mexicans in Sonora, Chihuahua, Sierra Leon, and Baja California.

    Mayo is there with El Ruso. El Ruso controls what El Mencho does not.

    Chapitos are lame punk ass bitches with no power or real money to make moves with. They have been confined to the city of Culiacan and are not allowed to leave, despite this the Chapiza and the Chapitos (pinche culeros) still try to play game with Colombian Kingpins but -- everybody in Chapo's family is on a hit list and being hunted down .....

    The labs are in the city because the Chapitos and the entire Guzman family is shit. They can't go to the mountains to make fentanyl and they don't really make meth either but they buy it from local mom and pop P2P chefs in the metro areas......

    Heroin and Cocaine are made in Colombia, Peru, Bolivia, and Mexico to an extent. The labs in Mexico once used to process raw poppy tar into crude heroin with lots of impurities have been abandoned.

    The high quality brown, or tannish sand colored, does not get made in Mexico or sold to Mexican Cartel operators in Southern California or Baja California.

    Mexico is fucked.
    The Chapitos will have their heads cut off and sent to the DEA for snitching on CIA and Mossad assets fighting Cartel Russia and President Putin in South-Central- & North Americas.

    Guzman family has no value left, they're just loose ends for the US Government and Mexican Government to kill and de-throne. The Guzmans are pinche maricon culeros. Especially Carlos Guzman, Esteban Guzman, Berto Guzman, Justo Granados Guzman, and most of the Salazars too. Fuck you. You will die slowly and with great precision.

    CJNG is going to kill everybody who fucks around and steps out of line. CJNG is the Mexican Cartel and CDS used to be the DoJ/DEA American Cartel but the pissed off El Ruso and so now everybody is being cleansed. #LaLimpia #2020-2023

    Everyone has shit for brains. Go fuck yourself and your momma.

    @DrivingMSSQL. Thanks for the great content!

    TJ/Baja/Juarez/La Linea/ Cartel del Noreste (CDN) / Zetas Old School still run the show.

    CJNG/CDRM/CSRL (Cartel del Ruso y Mayo) = all controlled by the same powers

    get in line or get lost

    1. 11:04 Mr. Pancho
      You're rabbling just like SIR lol.

    2. Damn bro... looks like some of that cds meth made it into your hands

  3. Richardo Pancho
    My name is Jose Luiz Sanchez Del La Torres
    Mendez Ruiz Del Barranco Flores.

    How are you doing today?


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