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Wednesday, July 26, 2023

Manzanillo: 5,400 Kilos Of Methamphetamine Seized In Mezcal Bottles: Colima

 "Char" for Borderland Beat 

This article was reposted and translated from EL OCCIDENTAL

The seizure was made in the port of Colima.

Edgardo Zamora | El Occidental

Manzanillo, Colima (OEM-Informex) - In Manzanillo, 5,400 kilos of methamphetamine were seized in bottles of artisanal mezcal.

The seizure was made in the port of Colima and was carried out by the Secretariat of the Navy in coordination with Manzanillo Customs.

The seizure was the result of an inspection of a container alerted of transporting illicit cargo on a Liberian-flagged vessel bound for Australia.

Inside the container, 7,200 bottles of artisanal mezcal were found, with a gross weight of 9,440 kilograms.

As a result, the merchandise was examined by a chemical identification system and a canine binomial trained to detect drugs.

Subsequently, samples were taken to be sent to the Pharmacology and Toxicology Laboratory of the Secretariat of the Navy for analysis, which was confirmed as "positive" for methamphetamine.

Approximately 5,400 kilos of drugs were secured and will be handed over to the competent authorities for the integration of the corresponding investigation folder.

It is worth mentioning that during this year, the Secretary of the Navy, through the Mexican Navy, has seized approximately 124,400 kilos of methamphetamine.


  1. Mencho runs manzanillo

  2. That's alot of shit

  3. I wonder how much got thru if that's what they got. Lol I say double that hit the streets. Good bust stay in that hamster wheel.

    1. Im guessing quadruple at least but you're on the right track no doubt. Also, I'd bet my left pecker that the contraband gets sold to the highest bidder.

  4. Big bustgod knows what its worth in AUS

    1. Keys wholesale are likely 50k each in AUS…

  5. Had to look up "canine binomial", turns out it's a fancy term for a boy and his dog, in this case the sniffer hound and his handler..
    I don't wanna be the one to impugn the smuggler's modus operandi, but doncha think using artisan puro de agave tequilas, mescal, and pulque to move the liquified dope is getting a little bit old?
    What's next, shipments of Sinaloan canned tomatoes to New Zealand?
    Just cause the feds act stoopid sometimes don't mean that they're totally braindead..

    1. Tequila has value and market anywhere in the world. Suavitel or jalapeños aren't items Australians will consume. Maybe in crates of avocados? Certainly not in seafood.

  6. Mencho gonna be mad unless Aussies paid up front.

    1. Mencho rivals from Asia guaranteed shipments to Australia. Mexicans would have to do the same to compete so it would be Menchos lose most probably.

  7. Over 11,000 POUNDS in just one shipment…


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