MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Mexican army has seized a cache of more than 926 tons (840 metric tons) of precursor chemicals used to make methamphetamines. It is one of the largest such seizures to date in Mexico.
The Defense Department says the chemicals were found in thousands of sacks in a warehouse in the north-central state of Queretaro.
Photos from the scene of Wednesday’s raid show thousands of sacks of phenylacetamide stacked several yards (meters) high, and hundreds of drums of other chemicals also used to make meth.
In 2010 authorities found 200 tons of precursor chemicals at the seaport of Manzanillo, a seizure the Attorney General’s Office described at the time as the largest in Mexican history.