Mexican Police Seize 26 Pounds of Fentanyl Destined for the U.S.

Deadly Fentanyl
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The Mexican Federal Police and elements of the Army seized 26 pounds of fentanyl and 128 pounds of cocaine destined for the U.S. drug market in Sonora this week.

The Mexican federal police and elements of the Army manning a security checkpoint at kilometer 264 of Highway 1040 Hermosillo-Nogales made contact with two individuals in a vehicle on November 19, according to local reports. A total of 70 packages of illicit drugs were discovered in a hidden compartment under the back seat of the vehicle. The total amount seized was 26 pounds of fentanyl and 128 pounds of cocaine. The two individuals were placed under arrest and later transported to the state capital of Hermosillo where they were handed over to the state attorney general’s office.

Breitbart News reported extensively about the northern Mexican areas abutting California and Arizona which are witnessing a rash of high-profile drug busts.

The Mexican Army made two seizures in Ensenada on August 17 (1,036 pounds of meth, heroin, and fentanyl) and August 18 (1,653 pounds of meth, fentanyl, and marijuana).

The Mexican Army discovered an active drug lab on August 25 in Tecate and seized four tons of methamphetamine.

The Mexican Federal Police seized 350 pounds of methamphetamine in an active drug lab in Tijuana on August 26.

The Mexican Federal Police seized 20,000 fentanyl pills in an active lab in Mexicali on September 10.

The Mexican Federal Police seized 550 pounds of methamphetamine in Tijuana on September 12.

The Mexican Army seized 1,055 pounds of methamphetamine near the Arizona border on September 14.

Mexican Federal Police in Sonora seized 1,067 pounds of methamphetamine concealed inside a tractor-trailer in Carbó in early November.

Robert Arce is a retired Phoenix Police detective with extensive experience working Mexican organized crime and street gangs. Arce has worked in the Balkans, Iraq, Haiti, and recently completed a three-year assignment in Monterrey, Mexico, working out of the Consulate for the United States Department of State, International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Program, where he was the Regional Program Manager for Northeast Mexico (Coahuila, Tamaulipas, Nuevo Leon, Durango, San Luis Potosi, Zacatecas.)

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