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Caribbean-Latin America
Badanov's Buzzkill Bulletin
2012-11-21

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By Chris Covert
Rantburg.com

Mexican Army units in ongoing counternarcotics operations since November 8th have seized 5,932.807 kilograms of marijuana, 10.5026 kilograms of poppy seeds, 4.6 kilograms of marijuana seeds, 1.66 kilograms of cocaine, MX $62,820.00 (USD $4,818.45) in cash, USD $320.00 (MX $4171.97) in cash, according to official government sources.

  • A Mexican Army unit with the 45th Military Zone seized a large quantity of marijuana in Sonora state November 7th.  The unit was dispatched to Nuevo Nogales colony in Nogales municipality on an anonymous complaint and seized 642 kilograms of marijuana packaged in 60 packages.  Three unidentified individuals were detained at the scene.

  • An army road patrol with the Mexican 8th Military Zone seized more than one metric ton of marijuana in Tamaulipas state November 9th.  The unit was on patrol near the village of Valadeces in Reynosa municipality when soldiers seized the drugs.  A total of 1,015.007 kilograms of marijuana were seized along with a tractor trailer rig.  Two unidentified individuals were detained at the scene.

  • A joint police patrol with an element of the Mexican 8th Military Zone seized drugs, munitions and other contraband in a raid in Tamaulipas state November 9th.  The joint operation seized 250 kilograms of marijuana, 25 rifles, 144 weapons magazines, 5,300 rounds of ammunition, MX $53,500.00 (USD $4,103.58) in cash, tactical and communication gear, and two vehicles.

  • An army unit with the Mexican 8th Military Zone seized drugs and weapons in a raid in Coahuila state November 9th.  The unit had been dispatched to Francisco I. Madero municipality based on an anonymous complaint.  Soldiers seized personal quantities of marijuana and cocaine, four rifles, 18 weapons magazine, 399 rounds of ammunition, 14 stars used for puncturing automobile tires colloquially known as ponchallantas, and one stolen vehicle.

  • A Mexican Army unit with the 37th Military Zone seized a quantity of cocaine and weapons in Mexico state November 9th.  The army unit had been dispatched to Heroes de Tecamac colony of Tecamac municipality based on an anonymous complaint.  Several suspects fled the scene when they observed the arriving military patrol, leaving contraband behind.  Seized contraband included 17 bags of cocaine totalling of 1.66 kilograms, three rifles, two weapons magazines and 243 rounds of ammunition.

  • An army unit with the Mexican 8th Military Zone seized more than two metric tons of marijuana in Tamaulipas state November 9th.  The military unit was on patrol in El Mirador colony in Ciudad Miguel Aleman municipality when it rolled up on an abandoned residence.   Inside soldiers found 2.021.9 kilograms of marijuana.

  • A Mexican Army unit with the 7th Military Zone seized quantities of drugs, guns and cash at a traffic stop in Nuevo Leon state November 8th.  Soldiers seized personal quantities of marijuana and crystal methamphetamine, eight radios, MX $7,400.00 (USD $567.60), miscellaneous contraband and one vehicle.  Thee unidentified suspects were detained at the scene.

  • An army unit with the Mexican 7th Military Zone seized weapons and munitions in Nuevo Leon state November 9th.  The unit had been dispatched to the town of Cadereyta Jimenez based on an anonymous complaint.  Soldiers seized six rifles, 24 weapons magazines, 594 rounds of ammunition and tactical gear.  Three unidentified suspects were detained at the scene.

  • A Mexican Army unit with the 4th Military Zone seized drugs, munitions and vehicles at a ranch in Sonora state November 9th.  The unit was on patrol on a stretch of road between Huasabas and Granados municipalities when soldiers observed suspected criminal activities near the rancho La Cruces.  Soldiers seized A bag 3.9 kilograms of marijuana, 0.5026 kilograms of poppy seed, 3.1 kilograms of marijuana seeds, four rifles, three handguns, 288 rounds of ammunition, 24 vehicles, several units of farm machinery and four motorcycles and other contraband.  Four unidentified suspects were detained at the scene.

  • An army unit with the Mexican 4th Military Zone seized a large quantity of marijuana in Sonora state November 11th.  The military unit was on patrol in Baviacora municipality when suspects aboard three vehicles observed the unit, and then fled, abandoning one vehicle.  Inside the vehicle soldiers found 178 packages of marijuana totalling two metric tons.

  • A Mexican Army unit with the 45th Military seized quantities of drug and guns in Sonora state November 8th.  The military unit was on patrol in Kennedy colony of Santana municipality when contraband were seized including seven rifles, one grenade, 10 weapons magazines, 619 rounds of ammunition, personal quantities of marijuana, MX $1,920.00 (USD $147.27) in cash, USD $320.00 (MX $4171.97) in cash and one vehicle.  Three unidentified suspects were detained at the scene.

  • An army unit with the Mexican 45th Military Zone seized quantities of drugs and guns in Sonora state November 10th.  The army unit was on patrol near ejido San Lazaro, Santa Cruz when the seizure took place.  Soldiers seized eight rifles, two handguns, 16 kilograms of marijuana, 21 weapons magazines, 940 rounds of ammunition and three vehicles reported as stolen.  Three unidentified suspects were detained at the scene.

  • A Mexican Army unit with the 22nd Military Zone seized quantities of chemicals used in the production of synthetic drugs in Mexico state November 13th.  The military unit was on patrol on a road between the villages of  San Pedro Tenayac and Zacazonapan in Temascaltepec when it rolled up on a building with the chemicals.  Soldiers secured 650 liters of caustic soda in four containers, 340 liters of acetone in several 200, 50 and 20 liter containers, 625 kilograms of sodium in 25 each bags, 240 liters of an unknown chemical substance in 12 each 20 liter containers and other contraband.

  • An army unit with the Mexican 22nd Military Zone destroyed a poppy plantation in Guerrero state November 12th and 13th.  The plantations were found near the village of Huitzotitla in Taxco de Alarcon municipality.  Soldiers destroyed 12 poppy plantations with a total ofn 23.47 hectares, one mixed poppy-marijuana plantation totalling .48 hectares and seized 10 kilograms of poppy seeds and 1.5 kilograms of marijuana seeds.

  • A Mexican Army unit with the 5th Military Zine seized guns in Chihuahua state November 14th.  The military unit was on patrol near the village of Lazaro Cardenas in Meoqui municipality when the discovery was made.  Soldiers seized  15 handguns, 11 rifles, 2,093 rounds of ammunition, 38 weapons magazines and three kevlar helmets.


Chris Covert writes Mexican Drug War and national political news for Rantburg.com
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