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Narcotics discovered concealed in concrete blocks inside cartel stash house on the border

January 16, 2017  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Narcotics discovered concealed in concrete blocks inside cartel stash house on the border

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Drug traffickers working in the border city of Piedras Negras, in the state of Coahuila, concealed bundles of narcotics inside of concrete blocks at a cartel stash house to deceive authorities. However, their efforts were not successful.

Federal officials said in a statement that the drugs were seized early Saturday morning when Fuerza Coahuila agents and members of Mexico’s Attorney General’s Office (PGR) raided a home and executing a search warrant as part of an ongoing federal probe.

Inside the suspected cartel stash house, authorities discovered 39 concrete blocks. Agents used sledgehammers to break the blocks and recovered multiple bundles of marijuana, officials added.

According to Breitbart Texas, the concrete blocks concealed over 750 pounds of pot. The federal investigation was launched on Thursday when authorities apprehended 45-year-old Francisco (his last name was not published) who was suspiciously moving three concrete blocks on his car.

The investigation into the unusual tactic of concealing drugs led a federal judge to issue a search warrant for the suspected stash house.

The Cartel Del Noreste faction of the Los Zetas criminal organization remains the leading drug cartel that dominates drug trafficking, human smuggling ventures, and other organized criminal activities in the region surrounding the state of Coahuila.

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