Mexican Army Dismantles Three Illegal Fentanyl Production Laboratories

The Mexican Secretary of National Defense Salvador Cienfuegos Zepeda reported that during the past weekend, the Mexican army dismantled three synthetic drug factories in Culiacán.

On Saturday, the Mexican army discovered five organic synthesis reactors and two condensers in the town of Tecomate.

The following day, the army discovered two other laboratories in San Miguel de las Mesas and Cucuyachi that had the equipment and raw material to manufacture synthetic drugs.

The Mexican army also seized half a million fentanyl pills from a warehouse located in Culiacan worth around $230 million.

“This is the largest seizure in the history of this lethal drug,” said Assistant Public Safety Secretary Ricardo Mejia.

The fentanyl was reportedly bound to be pressed into pills and be sold in the US as Xanax, Adderall, or Oxycodone.


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