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FGR announces historic drug bust in Tijuana

Tijuana, Baja California — Elements of the Attorney General’s Office, the Federal Ministerial Police and the Mexican Army carried out a historic seizure of marijuana and other toxic substances in Baja California with a black market value of more than 743 million peso.

After completing a search warrant at a private home, more than 7 tons of marijuana were found hidden in 1,017 packages along with more than 46 kilograms of heroin in 24 packages and over 2.5 tons of methamphetamines in containers and bags.

In addition, 160,577 fentanyl tablets were found as well as 16.5 kilos of fentanyl powder wrapped in 14 packages and two boxes, 31.5 kilos of lidocaine in 30 packages and 23 kilograms of tretradidrocannabinol in 25 packages.

Through a message to the media, Felipe de Jesús Gallo Gutiérrez, coordinator of Research Methods of the FGR, indicated that this action by the Mexican State is a historic finding. “The investigation will continue to be subject to due process in order to locate those responsible for the crime or crimes that can be proven with our efforts,” he said.

Gallo Gutiérrez highlighted that in Baja California in terms of marijuana, this seizure is equivalent to 11 percent of the total of what is insured by all institutions so far in 2020.

He also noted that on the subject of fentanyl powder, this insurance in Baja California represents 21 percent of the total of what has been insured during the year, while the fentanyl tablets represent 22 percent of cases.

The drugs are alleged to have belonged to two cartels, the Cártel Tijuana Nueva Generación and their alliance, Cártel Jalisco Nueva Generación (CJNG).