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From China with love: 25 tons of precursor chemicals for synthetic drugs seized in Mexico.

Security in Mexico: Pier of the mexican Navy in port Lazaro Cardenas

MEXICO. A shipment of 25 tons of precursor chemicals used in the production of synthetic drugs and that was bound for Guatemala, was seized at a port in the Mexican state of Michoacan (west) , said Friday the Navy of Mexico. The chemicals origin and port of  embarkation was from China.

The container of the drug, embarked on a Liberian-flagged ship that was bound for the port of Quetzal, Guatemala coast of the Pacific, was located in the Mexican port of Lazaro Cardenas, Michoacan, in a joint operation executed by the mexican Navy and the Attorney General (attorney), explained an official.

“The container contained approximately 134 drums of 200 liters capacity each, weighing a total of nearly 25 tons of a substance called monomethylamine, precursor chemical that can be used in the manufacture of synthetic drugs,” said the press release of the Navy. BACK TO HOMEPAGE

Activities linked to drug trafficking have increased in Guatemala, especially the alleged presence of drug cartels from Mexico, such as the Zetas, created by Mexican military deserters who have joined former Kaibiles, elite soldiers of Guatemala (Source Digital ABC) .