Skip to comments.105 tons of marijuana seized in Baja California
Posted on 10/18/2010 11:33:11 PM PDT by Justaham
Baja California authorities seized 105 tons of marijuana Monday morning in what is believed to be one of the largest drug busts in recent Mexican history, according to Mexican authorities and media reports.
About 10,000 packages of marijuana were hidden inside six cargo containers stored in a warehouse in an industrial area of the border city of Tijuana. The marijuana was discovered after police on routine patrol intercepted a convoy of vehicles escorting a tractor-trailer that had left the warehouse, officials said.
After a shootout, 11 people were arrested. Police and soldiers, acting on information from the suspects, raided the warehouse and two homes near the coast, where smaller amounts of marijuana were found.
The neatly packaged cannabis guarded by masked, heavily armed soldiers was later displayed for the media at Morelos Army Base in Tijuana. Gen. Alfonso Duarte Mugica, the military's top commander in Baja California, said the drugs had an estimated street value of 4.2 billion pesos, or about $340 million.
The drugs were destined for the United States, he said.
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Something tells me these 10,000 bundles were not getting carried over a few at a time.
That’ll leave a mark.
Hmmmm... a convoy of vehicles full of armed men escorting a semi out of Tijuana....
That’s not suspicious...
Really? I think next week I can go to a friend and buy weed just as easy as before this bust.
dirt weed , about as useful as alfalfa
Let the boys up in Humboldt do their thing
and the Mex’s can feed theirs to their cattle
Yep, leaf versus primo buds.
Hey man dont bogart my bale!!! Far out!! That will take care of alot of 420’s.
Now that I know true awesomeness, I'll never to back to the dirt. Why anyone would pollute their body with that low-end trash is beyond me.