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Caribbean-Latin America
Badanov's Buzzkill Bulletin
2012-11-16

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By Chris Covert
Rantburg.com

Since November 3rd Mexican Army units have seized 9,655.258 kilograms of marijuana, 6.1 kilograms of opium gum, 2.52 kilograms of crystal methamphetamine, 1.434 kilograms of heroin, MX $1,512,700.00 (USD $114,296.78) and USD $945.00 (MX $12,486.85) in cash, according to official Mexican government sources.

  • Mexican Army units with the VI Military Region detained several individuals and seized quantities of drugs and money in Veracruz state November 3rd.  The action took place in Cordova municipality, where soldiers seized quantities of marijuana and powder and crack cocaine, as  well as one vehicle.  A total of five suspects were detained at the scene.

  • An army unit with the Mexican VI Military Region seized quantities of drugs and cash in Veracruz state November 3rd.  The unit was on patrol in Adolfo Ruiz Cortines colony in Coatzintla municipality when the incident took place.  A total of MX $1,008,330 (USD $76,171.67) in cash as well as quantities of marijuana and cocaine were seized.  Two unidentified suspects were also detained at the scene.

  • An army unit with the Mexican 2nd Military Zone seized guns and detained one unidentified individual in Baja California state November 3rd.  The unit occupied a military checkpoint in Tijuana municipality, where soldiers seized two rifles, 22 weapons magazines and 4,200 rounds of ammunition.

  • A Mexican Army unit with the 2nd Military Zone seized drugs and detained suspects in Baja California state November 3rd.  The unit was on patrol in Cedro colony, where the unit performed a traffic stop.  Soldiers seized 2.52 kilograms of crystal methamphetamine.  Two unidentified suspects were detained at the scene.

  • An army unit with the 2nd Military Zone seized a quantity of marijuana and detained suspects in Rancho Magaña, presumably in Mexicali municipality in Baja California state November 3rd.  The unit performed a traffic stop where soldiers seized 49.35 kilograms of marijuana in 12 packages.  Two unidentified individuals were detained at the scene.

  • A Mexican Army unit with the 6th Military Zone exchanged gunfire with armed suspects in Coahuila state November 6th.  The unit was on patrol in Periodistas colony in Piedras Negras municipality when soldiers came under small arms fire.  Army counterfire killed two armed suspects.  Following the firefight soldiers seized one AK-47 and two AR-15 rifles, quantities of weapons magazines, ammunition and one vehicle.

  • An army unit with the 9th Military Zone located drugs in Sinaloa state November 1st.  The unit was on patrol in La Costerita bypass in Culican municipality when it rolled up on an abandoned vehicle.  Soldiers found 6.1 kilograms of opium gum and three rifles inside the vehicle.

  • A Mexican Army unit with the 9th Military Zone seized motor fuel in Sinaloa state November 1st.  The unit came up on the find near the village of La Higuerita in Culican municipality, where soldiers took possession of 12,000 liters of diesel fuel and two fuel tankers.

  • An army unit with Mexican 9th Military Zone seized chemicals in Sinaloa state November 4th.  The unit found the chemicals in a building in Miguel Hidalgo colony in Culican municiaplity.  Soldiers seized nineteen 200 liter drums and eleven 50 liter containers with an unknown chemical inside, ten 25 kilogram bundles of caustic soda and three vehicles.

  • A Mexican Army unit seized quantities of drums and chemicals in Sinaloa state November 4th.  The unit performed a traffic stop near the village of Soyatita in Badiraguato municipality.  Soldiers seized twenty-two 50 liter containers of chlorine, sixteen 50 liter containers of monomethylamine, eight 50 liter containers of perfume, 200 liters of alcohol, 200 liters of toluene and one ton of lead dust.  One unidentified suspect was detained at the scene.

  • An army unit with the 29th Military Zone detained suspects and quantities of drugs in Veracruz state November 4th.  The unit had been dispatched to the village of Canticas in Cosoleacaque municipality based on a complaint from an anonymous kidnapping victim.  Soldiers detained four suspects and seized personal quantities of powder cocaine, four rounds of ammunition and one vehicle.

  • A Mexican Army unit with the 2nd Military Zone seized quantities of drugs in several incidents in Baja California state November 5th.  The seizures took place in Tijuana, Tecate and Ensenada municipalities where soldiers took possession of 7,394.008 kilograms of marijuana, 1.434 kilograms of heroin, two rifles, quantities of ammunition, six tractor-trailer rigs, two boats and one outboard motor.

  • An army unit with the Mexican 29th Military Zone seized quantities of weapons and munitions in Veracruz state November 6th.  The raid took place in  Benito Juarez colony in Coatzacoalco municipality where soldiers seized 20 rifles, one machine gun, one rocket launcher, one rocket, 12,000 rounds of ammunition, 52 weapons magazines, personal quantities of powder cocaine, MX $250,000.00 (USD $18,919.90) and six vehicles.  Four unidentified suspects were detained at the scene.

  • A Mexican Army unit with the 8th Military Zone rescued 28 kidnapping victims in Tamaulipas state November 7th.  The raid took place near the village of Los Arados Altamira municipality where soldiers located the victims, including 23 migrants from Central and South America. Of those, six were women and six were children.  Contraband seized included MX $3,370.00 (USD $255.04) and USD $945.00 (MX $12,486.85) in cash.  Seven unidentified suspects were detained at the scene.

  • An army unit with the Mexican 9th Military Zone seized more than one metric ton of marijuana in Sinaloa state November 7th.  The seizure took place near the village of El Frayle in Badiraguato municipality, where soldiers took possession of 1,022 kilograms of marijuana in 101 packages.

  • A Mexican Army unit with the 8th Military Zone seized more than one metric ton of marijuana in Tamaulipas state November 7th.  The military unit was on patrol near a gap that leads to the village of Refugio Hinojosa in Miguel Aleman municipality.  There soldiers seized 1,189.9 kilograms of marijuana.

  • A Mexican Army unit with the 8th Military Zone seized cash in southern Tamaulipas state November 7th.  The unit raided a location in Tampico municipality where soldiers seized MX $250,400.00 (USD $18,950.17), one weapons magazine, 29 rounds of ammunition, one vehicle, a cashier's check for MX $10,000.00 (USD $756.80) and communications gear.

Chris Covert writes Mexican Drug War and national political news for Rantburg.com
Posted by:badanov

#1  They seized eight 50 liter containers of perfume?!
Must have been enroute to the "fancy house".
Posted by: bigjim-CA   2012-11-16 19:18  

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