74 F
Belize City
Wednesday, July 15, 2020
Home Crime Crystal meth precursors seized in Mexico

Crystal meth precursors seized in Mexico

The precursors are believed to have originated in Belize

Mexican authorities have reportedly seized a significant amount of precursor material which is used in the production of methamphetamine, popularly known as “crystal meth”, and which is believed to have originated from Belize.

According to Mexican media reports, 1,400 liters (or about 105 gallons) of chemical precursors were confiscated by the Mexican army in an area between Quintana Roo and Campeche in proximity of the Belize-Guatemala border yesterday, Thursday, July 24.

The precursor material was reportedly found in seven drums, and was being transported in a Ram 350 van bearing Quintana Roo license plates.

Four persons, all of Mexican nationality, were subsequently detained in connection with the discovery. They have been identified as José Alberto Ávila Reyes, 28; Ricardo Hernández Reyes, 48; and Francisco Gómez Chanelo, all of José María Morelos town in the state of Quintana Roo, as well as Crisanto Zapata, 33, of the Pioneros del Río community.

At the time of the bust, the precursor was reportedly being taken to a lab in Pioneros del Río, which is located close to the border area, where it is suspected that it was to be used for the manufacture of the deadly “crystal meth” drug.

- Advertisment -

Most Popular

COVID-19 rocks the North

On Thursday, July 9, concern swept through the country, particularly in the north, where three minors became the newest confirmed cases of COVID-19. All...

Apolonio Kiow, 52, found guilty of murder

COROZAL TOWN, Fri. July 10, 2020-- Apolonio Kiow, 52, a laborer of Corozal Town who has been on remand for the October 2017 murder...

The incredible tragedy …

Chapter 61 Jewel said that Jerome had patiently explained to their five children why he was interrupting his time with them for a few hours...

Corporal Eldon Arzu takes the Commissioner of Police to court

BELIZE CITY, Fri. July 10, 2020-- Corporal Eldon Arzu, who has been the president of the Belize Police Association for about 7 terms (14...