Mexico Seizes Largest-Ever Haul Of Fentanyl Products In Massive Drug Bust: Report

Mexican authorities recently made a record-setting fentanyl bust

High Times reported that Mexican Army personnel seized a fentanyl pill manufacturing center. The laboratory contained the largest methamphetamine production capacity in the municipality of Culiacán, Sinaloa, according to Mexico’s Ministry of Defense.

The seizure's result, according to government officials:

  • Approximately 629,138 pills of probable fentanyl, weighing approximately 68,576 kilograms
  • Roughly128.03 kg of possible granulated fentanyl
  • About 100 kg of methamphetamine
  • 750 kg of probable tartaric acid
  • 275 kg of possible mannitol
  • Approximately 225 kg of probable caustic soda
  • And 28 organic synthesis reactors.

The laboratory was one of the largest synthetic drug production sites on record.

“What was insured was made available to the competent authorities, in order to carry out the corresponding investigations and expert actions to confirm the type and quantity of drugs, as well as chemical substances," reads the announcement.

The Mexican Army reaffirmed the federal government's decision to continue acting against organized crime, meeting the needs that society demands. Likewise, it endorses its commitment to ensure and safeguard the well-being of citizens, guaranteeing the peace and security of the population.

In related news, DEA special agent Jon DeLena recently told Congress that the drug crisis underway today is unlike anything he’s ever seen in his 27 years with the agency. He called two Mexican cartels the greatest drug threat the U.S. has ever faced.

The Sinaloa and Jalisco cartels pose the greatest criminal drug threat the United States has ever faced,” DeLena told the House Energy and Commerce Committee.

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