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Mexican authorites intercept a ton of cocaine, heroin, meth hidden within cargo of lemons in Sonora

December 3, 2017  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Mexican authorites intercept a ton of cocaine, heroin, meth  hidden within cargo of lemons in Sonora

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More than one ton of cocaine and a variety of other drugs were seized by Mexican authorities in the northwestern state of Sonora earlier this week.

Officials said the Mexican Army along with federal and state authorities made the massive seizure on Thursday at a military checkpoint in the town of Cucapáh.

The village is located in the municipality of San Luis Río Colorado, which sits on the border of Baja California.

In a statement, the commander of Mexico’s 45th Military Zone based in the city of Nogales said security forces intercepted a tractor-trailer carrying a load of lemons originating from Central Mexico.

During a subsequent search of the trailer, agents uncovered over a ton of illegal narcotics concealed within the cargo of lemons destined for the United States, SDP Noticias reported.

Among the drugs seized included:

-964 packages containing 130 kilos of cocaine.
-7 packages containing 18.8 kilograms of beige heroin.
-5 packages with 5.4 kilograms of white heroin.
-16 packages of methamphetamine weighing 12.6 kilograms.

Mexican officials said the massive drug haul has an estimated street value in the U.S. market of more than $31 million dollars.

The driver was detained while the truck and illicit cargo were seized and placed at the disposal of the federal authorities based in San Luis Río Colorado.

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