“Methamphetamine Seized in Tequila Bottles at Mexican Port: Latest News and Updates”

2023-04-26 05:50:00

About 8,640 kilograms of methamphetamine in bottles were seized at the port of Manzanillo on the west coast of Mexico on the 24th./SEMAR

2023.04.26 Wed posted at 14:50 JST

(CNN) By the 25th, the Mexican navy had seized 8,640 kg of methamphetamine. These drugs in liquid form were hidden in 11,520 tequila bottles.

24, in a statement.

Authorities found methamphetamine using sniffer dogs and chemical detection systems. The scene was a port in the western coastal city of Manzanillo, and the drug was found while searching a container. Inside the container were 960 boxes and the aforementioned tequila bottle.

A sample was sent to a Navy laboratory for analysis, confirmed to be methamphetamine, and confiscated.

The Navy has seized and destroyed nearly 114 tons of methamphetamine so far this year, the statement said.

Methamphetamine is a highly addictive stimulant, usually powdered or crystallized but often transported dissolved in a solution. The aim is to make it difficult to be detected on the way, and it will crystallize again when ingested.

According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 32,000 Americans died from psychostimulant overdose in 2021. Methamphetamines occupy a leading position among such drugs.

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