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Largest narco-laboratory in Mexico discovered in remote part of Sinaloa

April 25, 2017  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Largest narco-laboratory in Mexico discovered in remote part of Sinaloa

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Military officials in Mexico announced the discovery of a massive synthetic drug narco-laboratory capable of producing up to 200 kilos of crystal methamphetamine per day, in the state of Sinaloa.

Mexican Marines came across the narco-laboratory in El Veinticuatro, a town with less than 60 inhabitants, in a remote region, 45 minutes from the nearest road, located around 40 kilometers from the state capital of Culiacan, Zeta reported

The area, which is controlled by the Sinaloa Cartel, is considered almost impenetrable because of its harsh geographical terrain.

Authorities said the meth lab was capable of producing vast amounts of methamphetamine of the highest purity on an industrial scale.

The massive meth lab was discovered in a remote part of Sinaloa last month

Soldiers traveled rocky dirt paths to reach the location, which is so secluded, drug traffickers often had to arrive at the location on either on mule or horseback.

Commander Omar Díaz-Alcaraz, of the Army’s 110th Infantry Battalion, said at a news conference that a Marine battalion conducting operations aimed at eradicating poppy and marijuana plantations discovered the narco-laboratory back on March 7th.

Officials said the installation was effectively camouflaged to conceal its location, making impossible to detect from military aircraft.

Authorities estimated it took six weeks to construct the narco lab fitted with the two industrial power plants, fans, gas tanks and equipment necessary for the operation.

Senior military officials said the meth lab caused health issues to the town’s inhabitants and also resulted in the “severe contamination in the area” caused by chemicals used in the manufacturing of methamphetamine, which filtered into the water and soil.

“Despite having been discovered over a month ago, it has not been dismantled out of safety and environmental concerns. The Attorney General has contracted a specialized company to deconstruct the facility,” Alcaraz said.

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