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Mexico Finds Giant Underground Drug Lab

METHAMPHETAMINE / 29 JUN 2011 BY JEN SOKATCH EN

The Mexican army discovered the most sophisticated illegal drug laboratory ever found in the country, located in the western state of Sinaloa.

The two-story underground facility, used to produce methamphetamine, had an elevator and air conditioning system. Hidden just outside the city of Culiacan, the lab measured 39 feet long by 33 feet wide, and was equipped with a kitchen, bedrooms, workrooms and a warehouse. (See video below.)

At the site, soldiers reportedly confiscated 260 kilos of methamphetamine, 180 gallons of liquid meth, and other precursor materials.

Authorities have not revealed whether any arrests were made, or if they have linked any cartel to the lab.

Meth production is increasingly common in Mexico. A laboratory capable of making 150 kilos of the drug each day was found in the southern state of Chiapas in May.

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