Matthew Lickona 7 a.m., April 24
Crystal meth bust near Ensenada, BC
Meth load discovered in truck tires at Santo Tomás
Federal police discovered a load of crystal methamphetamine, in a stranded semi-truck, in Santo Tomás in the early hours of Monday, April 22nd. El Universal reported that 120 kilos (264.5 pounds) of crystal meth was discovered inside the trucks tires. Francisco Javier Roa, deputy commander of the Federal Highway Police, stated that the truck came from Baja California Sur and was headed to Tijuana.
The truck had broken down at Santo Tomás, which is 42km south of Ensenada. The driver of the truck was apprehended at the scene.
Narcotic seizures headed north from Baja California Sur have grown in recent months, as drug traffickers are increasingly using the Sea of Cortez to transfer drugs from southwest Mexico.
Crystal meth seizures have risen on both sides of the border in recent years. Authorities believe the trend is the result of Mexican made meth slowly replacing South American cocaine on the drug market.
More like this:
- Large drug seizures on both sides of border — Aug. 5, 2013
- Over 10 tons of drugs seized in Baja California Sur — March 25, 2013
- Shooutout Near Santo Tomás — July 6, 2012
- Over 12 Tons of Marijuana Found in Pacific Ocean — June 19, 2012
- 21 Arrested with Narcotics in Mexicali — March 4, 2012