CDZ 50 Tons of Meth caught by Mexico Record amount.

Discussion in 'Clean Debate Zone' started by Dan Stubbs, Aug 18, 2018.

  1. Dan Stubbs
    Offline

    Dan Stubbs FORGET ---- HELL

    Joined:
    May 4, 2017
    Messages:
    6,157
    Thanks Received:
    899
    Trophy Points:
    275
    Location:
    Some where in the South.
    Ratings:
    +4,912
    It is one of the largest synthetic drug seizures ever made in Mexico
    Saturday, August 18, 2018
    Marines seized 50 tonnes of methamphetamine Thursday from a clandestine drug lab located in the mountains near Culiacán, Sinaloa, the Secretariat of the Navy (Semar) said yesterday.

    The seized drugs have an estimated value of US $5 billion, in accordance with illicit drug price data from the United States Department of Justice.

    Semar said in a statement that marines raided a lab located about 30 kilometers from the state capital near the small town of Alcoyonqui.


    They dismantled the lab and two underground storage facilities where the meth, in both liquid and solid form, was found inside drums and plastic containers.

    Precursor chemicals and other materials and equipment for the manufacture of methamphetamine were also seized.

    The drugs and chemicals were incinerated on site due to the difficult access to the location, Semar said.

    The seizure is one of the biggest synthetic drug busts ever made in Mexico and the largest single confiscation of meth in Sinaloa.

    Semar said the seizure would weaken criminal organizations and avoid a large quantity of methamphetamine from reaching both domestic and international markets.


    The navy secretariat released video footage and photographs yesterday showing marines in hazmat suits examining the seized products.

    [​IMG]
    The hidden lab in the mountains of Sinaloa. semar
    Intelligence reports indicated that large quantities of drugs were being produced in the Alcoyonqui area, leading marines to the lab’s location. The operation was supported by both land and air units of the navy.

    Local media said the land where the drugs were found is controlled by the Sinaloa Cartel, while the newspaper El Diario reported that the drugs likely belonged to Ismael “El Mayo” Zambada, the cartel’s suspected leader.

    Mexico is a major supplier of methamphetamine and heroin to the United States.
     
    • Informative Informative x 2
    • Thank You! Thank You! x 1
  2. TomParks
    Offline

    TomParks Platinum Member

    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2016
    Messages:
    2,732
    Thanks Received:
    629
    Trophy Points:
    375
    Ratings:
    +4,715
    Hmmm I wonder how they burnt up the chemicals? I though the stuff was volatile
     
  3. CHAZBUKOWSKI
    Offline

    CHAZBUKOWSKI Senior Member

    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2018
    Messages:
    351
    Thanks Received:
    20
    Trophy Points:
    53
    Ratings:
    +141
    Jeez, Zambada has been around for a long time. Hard to believe somebody could survive that environment for 30 or 40 years.
     
  4. Mousterian
    Offline

    Mousterian Gold Member

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2015
    Messages:
    1,914
    Thanks Received:
    264
    Trophy Points:
    140
    Ratings:
    +1,894
    50 tons! Even allowing for the Latino exaggeration, that's a lot of mayhem...
    One small win in the futile War on Drugs.
     
  5. william the wie
    Offline

    william the wie Gold Member

    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2009
    Messages:
    15,689
    Thanks Received:
    2,137
    Trophy Points:
    280
    Ratings:
    +8,335
    Good find
     
  6. Disir
    Online

    Disir Gold Member

    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2011
    Messages:
    19,429
    Thanks Received:
    3,038
    Trophy Points:
    290
    Ratings:
    +9,918
    Ya, now about that shake and bake.
     
  7. eagle1462010
    Offline

    eagle1462010 Platinum Member

    Joined:
    May 17, 2013
    Messages:
    36,156
    Thanks Received:
    7,424
    Trophy Points:
    1,130
    Ratings:
    +26,529
    [​IMG]
     
    • Informative Informative x 1
  8. ScorpioRising007
    Offline

    ScorpioRising007 VIP Member

    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2015
    Messages:
    171
    Thanks Received:
    23
    Trophy Points:
    68
    Ratings:
    +110
    I wonder how many of those marines secretly pocketed some of the drugs for themselves, a little extra spending cash. With that big of a bust and that much meth who would notice a little missing.
     
  9. FA_Q2
    Offline

    FA_Q2 Gold Member

    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2009
    Messages:
    17,357
    Thanks Received:
    2,535
    Trophy Points:
    290
    Location:
    Washington State
    Ratings:
    +6,361
    50 tons seized and I guarantee that no one on the street will even see a single indication of a shortage...
     

Share This Page