Friday, October 22, 2010

Mexico pot bust: Mexican authorities seize 105 tons of marijuana

TIJUANA, the Mexico forces seized Mexican security at least 105 tons of marijuana dependent U.S. city of Tijuana border Monday, by far the biggest bust pot in the country in recent years.

Soldiers and police seized drugs in prior raids dawn in three districts once the police have arrested 11 individuals after a shooting, Army General Alfonso Duarte Mujica said in a press conference.

The marijuana was found wrapped in 10,000 packets were exposed to journalists by soldiers in masks.Duarte said that the drug has an estimated street value Mexico 4.2 billion pesos, approximately 340 million.

Duarte said authorities were still counting and packages weighing and the amount could augmenter.Il said drugs - wrapped in different colours and marked with apparently coded phrases and images consisting of Homer Simpson - could be incinerated immediately after weighing and metering is complete.

Bust began when the municipal police of Tijuana Galvannealing patrol fire from snipers in a convoy of vehicles, said Duarte.Un police officer and a suspect were injured.

The police arrested 11 individuals who travel in convoy and called armed police and the State of reinforcements, said Duarte.

He said that detainees has led to three security forces different districts of the city on the border of San Diego, Californie.Les medicines have been found stored in tractors, trailers and houses.

Duarte said local criminal gangs have been collecting drugs introduced the market américain.Il not identify tapes or tell the origin of marijuana.

Although the drug cartels Mexican smuggling marijuana South America, the drug is produced at the Mexico.

Production of cannabis to the Mexico increased 35 pp. 100-12 000 hectares (29,652 acres) in 2009, 8,900 hectares (21,991 acres) report of the year, the u.s. Department of State 2010 international narcotics control board.

The report awarded increased efforts to "reduce dependence on foreign suppliers against" drug cartel.

The bust of Eclipse Tijuana marijuana seized these past années.Pot major crises in Tijuana this year and other parts of the country have amounted to about a dozen tons each.

Before this entry, the soldiers in the State of Baja California, where Tijuana is located, had confiscated a total of 115 tons of marijuana this year.

The seizure is a general confiscation of marijuana and eradication declined the Mexico.

Security forces seized 1,385 tonnes of marijuana in 2009, down from an annual average of 2 000 tonnes in the previous years, the report of the U.S..He said that Mexico eradicated 14,135 hectares (34,927 acres) of cannabis in the first 11 months of last year, compared to 18,663 hectares (46,116 acres) of 2008.

The report said the decline that Mexican security forces to concentrate more on hard drugs such as methamphetamine - but also as resources are increasingly deployed to deal with the cartel drug violence.

Since coming into Office in December 2006, the President Felipe Calderon deployed tens of thousands of troops and federal police to combat the drug in their fiefs.Un 28,000 people unprecedented cartels were killed in the drug gang violence since.

Before repression intensified, marijuana eradication had average approximately 30,000 hectares (74,130 acres) per year, according to the report of the Department of State.

Bust of Tijuana is a little over a week after that Calderon has visited the city border and called a success in its war on drugs.

Violence reached a peak in Tijuana in 2008 in the middle of a confrontation between two patterns of crime - Fernando "Engineer" Sanchez Arellano and Teodoro "El Teo" Garcia Simental, a renegade lieutenant climbed the ranks by dissolving bodies in washing tanks.

Garcia was arrested in January dernier.Alors that killings continued, more horrible screens cartel violence — beheadings, wall hangings and shootings of daylight - calmed.

Last week to visit Calderon, several bodies were found beheaded and dangling bridges in Tijuana, leading to fears that cartels have been resumed brutal to send a message that the Government is not in control tactics.

Drug gang violence continued in fact to the Mexico.

Gunmen stormed two homes and killing nine people in a neighborhood of Ciudad Juarez, a city of El Paso, Texas, Chihuahua State General Prosecutor's Office said in a statement Monday.

Gunmen first burst into a house where family had an advantage, said déclaration.Trois women and two men are dead at the scene of Sunday night, a man and a woman died at the hospital.

The assailants attacked a second home in the neighborhood minutes later, killing two men.

Police had no suspects and does not give a possible reason.

Ciudad Juarez has become one of the most deadly cities worldwide grass between the Sinaloa drug cartel war and Juarez.Plus 2,000 people have been killed this year in the city, which is at the border from El Paso, Texas.

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