Mexico police in $205m drug bust

Seven arrests are made in an exclusive suburb in the capital, Mexico City.

    The raid was part of an investigation that began in December when police found 19.5 tons of drugs [AFP]

    Investigations
     
    Police said the money belonged to a drug gang that smuggled chemicals used to make methamphetamine, a powerful stimulant.

       

    The attorney general's office said the gang operated behind a pharmaceuticals front company which imported tonnes of the chemical pseudoephedrine, used in making methamphetamine, from India.

       

    The raid was the result of an investigation opened in December when police seized 19.5 tonnes of pseudoephedrine in Mexico's Lazaro Cardenas port, the attorney general's office said.

       
    Mexican methamphetamine producers are muscling in on the US market as police crack down on labs in the United States, according to a recent report by the US Justice Department's National Drug Intelligence Center.

    SOURCE: Agencies


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