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Baja California truck inspections lead to massive drug haul

Baja California, Mexico — In two actions carried out in the state of Baja California, more than 200 liters of liquid methamphetamine, 1,000 fentanyl pills, 328 kilos of methamphetamin, cocaine, morphine and other substances were secured as a result of collaborative work between the federal police and the Secretariat of National Defense.

The National Security Commission reported that the army, in collaboration with personnel from the Regional Security and Intelligence Divisions of the Federal Police, located a tractor trailer coming from Culiacán, Sinaloa bound for Ensenada, Baja California. When scanned by a Gamma Ray inspection team, it showed inconsistencies in the load and expelled a strong smell of chemicals.

The discovery occurred at an inspection point on the Mexicali-Tijuana highway where authorities detected 120 containers labeled as herbicide and fertilizer, however, 212 liters of it tested positive for methamphetamine.

A second inspection at kilometer 42 of the Mexicali-Tijuana highway of a tractor trailer coming from Mazatlán, Sinaloa to Tijuana, Baja California contained 328 kgs of methamphetamine, 2 kgs of cocaine hydrochloride, nearly 2 kgs of heroin and 1,000 fentanyl tablets in addition to 45 liters of chemicals.

In the two cases reported by the National Security Commission, the drivers, vehicles and substances were seized made available to the Agent of the Federal Public Prosecutor’s Office in Mexicali, Baja California.