The Mexican army discovered the most sophisticated illegal drug laboratory ever found in the country, located in the western state of Sinaloa.
Mexican authorities announced the find of seven tons of precursor chemicals, used in the production of synthetic drugs, in the Pacific port city of Manzanillo, Colima.
Efforts to crack down on precursor chemicals, used to produce drugs like cocaine and methamphetamine, seems to create a "balloon effect," pushing drug production into countries with laxer restrictions.
Mexico's authorities seized more than 54 tons of precursor chemicals, used to produce methamphetamine, in the Pacific port city of Manzanillo.
Mexico's authorities have dismantled a large methamphetamine production facility in the southern state of Chiapas, capable of making 150 kilos of the drug each day.
El Salvador's police found 45 barrels of a precursor chemical used to produce methamphetamine, which they say was smuggled into the country disguised as cleaning product.
In June The New York Times obtained a leaked U.S. government report on methamphetamine production as well as patterns of its use and price in the United States, that the U.S.
A Police sweep last Saturday saw the arrest of six low-level members of the Arellano Félix Organization, also known as the Tijuana Cartel. …
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