Mexican Army seize drugs worth 85 million Pesos and more than 45,500 US dollars in the state of Baja California
The Mexican Army in support of the civil authorities, seized drugs and money at two events, in the state of Baja California in two operations.
Military personnel established at a Military Security Post, when carrying out a review of a vehicle, with the support of an X-ray team and a canophilic pair, found inconsistencies in the doors of the vehicle, so a thorough exploration was carried out, discovering 7,690 Kilograms approximately of a white powder with characteristics typical of cocaine, in seven rectangular packages, wrapped in blue plastic and approximately 9,190 Kilograms of fentanyl-like tablets, distributed in seven rectangular packages, wrapped in blue plastic.
Secondly, in coordination with elements of the Tax Administration Service, established in the Garita Internacional “Otay”, when carrying out an inspection of a vehicle from the United States of America bound for Tijuana, BC, detected inconsistencies in the trunk of the car, so a meticulous exploration was carried out, seizing 45,607 American dollars contained in a backpack.
The seizure would be equivalent and would have an estimated market price of $85’694,077.00 (EIGHTY-FIVE MILLION SIX HUNDRED NINETY-FOUR THOUSAND SEVENTY-SEVEN PESOS 00/100 MN), thus affecting the activities of criminal organizations.
For these facts, three people were arrested, who, together with the insured, were placed at the disposal of the corresponding authorities, pending the official weight of the possible drug agents and the corresponding chemical opinion.
The foregoing is the result of the intense work carried out by the personnel of this Armed Institute, as well as their experience, loyalty, willingness and commitment, always in order to fulfill the missions entrusted.
The Ministry of National Defense confirms its commitment to safeguard and safeguard the well-being of citizens, contributing to projects implemented by the Government of Mexico to guarantee the peace and security of Mexicans.