Inspectors from the Mexican Navy say they’ve discovered 11,520 tequila bottles sure for export that truly contained concentrated liquid meth
MEXICO CITY — Mexican Navy inspectors have intercepted 11,520 tequila bottles sure for export that truly contained practically 10 tons of concentrated liquid meth, the Navy mentioned Monday.
The invention was remodeled the weekend on the Pacific coast seaport of Manzanillo, the Navy mentioned. It mentioned the bottles contained roughly 8,640 kilograms (about 19,000 kilos) of meth.
Images of the seizure present a sniffer canine alerting inspectors to cardboard packing containers of glass bottles filled with a brownish liquid, in keeping with the colour of “añejo” or aged tequila. The labels on the bottles weren’t seen.
Mexico is the world’s solely producer of genuine tequila. Whereas there haven’t been any reported situations of such bottles reaching shoppers, ingesting the combination could be immensely harmful.
Mexico has develop into a serious producer of meth, and drug smugglers continuously are stopped on the border with liquid meth of their windshield washer fluid or different containers of their automobiles.
The liquid meth is often recovered by the smugglers and brought to specialised amenities the place the water is extracted after which returned to its often crystal type.