Investigators in Mexico seize 41 tons of methamphetamines | EUROtoday

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As of: February 13, 2024 4:15 a.m

It is among the most important drug discoveries in years: investigators have dug up an enormous laboratory in Mexico. 41 tons of methamphetamine have been seized. The medication have been apparently additionally meant to be smuggled into Europe.

Mexican safety forces have found an enormous drug laboratory in a rural space within the northwest of the nation. The military stated 41 tons of methamphetamine and 12.7 tons of chemical substances for producing artificial medication have been seized through the operation. The discover within the city of Rancho Viejo within the state of Sonora was crucial in Mexico in years. No arrests have been reported.

The company launched images of the lab displaying 72 massive steel cauldrons and chemical reactors. More than 200 centrifuges, boilers and condensation chambers have been found. The facility was subsequently destroyed. A spokesman acknowledged that the methamphetamines have been apparently meant to be smuggled into Europe, Asia and the USA.

More than 30,000 homicides in 2023

Against the backdrop of the so-called drug warfare, Mexico suffers from excessive crime and widespread impunity. Drug cartels and crime syndicates management complete areas of the Latin American nation and struggle amongst themselves for areas of affect and smuggling routes.

Last 12 months, greater than 30,000 homicides have been registered within the nation with round 126 million inhabitants. Many of the crimes are by no means solved.