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Mexican authorities seize 350 pounds of meth during raid on Tijuana drug lab

September 10, 2018  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Mexican authorities seize 350 pounds of meth during raid on Tijuana drug lab

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Mexican authorities uncovered an active drug lab in the border city of Tijuana resulting in the seizure of 350 pounds of meth, government security officials revealed.

Officials said members of the State Preventative Police working in Colonia Costa Hermosa noticed a male standing next to the trunk of a car parked in front of the garage of a commercial building.

As police approached, they saw the man was grasping a plastic bag filled with a white substance. Authorities then searched the vehicle and found roughly 160 kilos (350 pounds) of alleged meth.

According to local media reports, authorities arrested the four individuals identified only as 28-year-old Jose Pedro “N”, 32-year-old Paul “N”, 19-year-old Guadalupe “N”, and 31-year-old Susana “N”.

The officers then searched the commercial structure that resulted in the discovery of a drug lab which was filled with bags, containers of various liquids, and granulated substances.

The border city of Tijuana has been subjected to a record-breaking number of slayings which are linked to the continuing turf wars between the Cártel Tijuana Nueva Generación (CTNG), with is allied with Jalisco New Generation Cartel, against the Sinaloa Cartel.

The groups are battling over control of the profitable street-level markets and territories leading to the U.S.

The city registered 100 murders being recorded during the first 12 days of August. So far this year, the city has experienced more than 1,600 homicides.

The out of control cartel violence is being fueled by the conflict over the distribution of meth.

Recently, there have been record-breaking meth seizures in the northern part of the country — the most significant being a 50-ton seizure by the Mexican Navy in Sinaloa and an additional five tons seized near the cross-border city of Tecate and Ensenada, Baja California.

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