Ten metric tons of marihuana seized by the Mexican Army

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Cambio de Michoacan (Morelia, Michoacan) 5/18/09

Another narco-laboratory was discovered and dismantled by the Mexican Army near the town of Aguililla, Michoacan. The discovery was made during a routine patrol and the stored chemicals and equipment were seized. A list of the items seized did not reveal the intended product of the lab. [Photo relates.]

Frontera (Tijuana, Baja California) and El Universal (Mexico City) 5/18/09

A load of more than 10 metric tons of marihuana was seized by the Mexican Army during a routine inspection of a truck at the Centinela checkpoint on the Mexicali-Tijuana highway. The driver was arrested. The tractor-trailer truck was coming from Mazatlan, Sinaloa, and had a double bottom in which 5,114 packages were hidden. Their actual weight was 10,342 kilograms. [Photo relates.]

El Diario de Juarez (Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua) 5/18/09

Mexican Army operations in Chihuahua city netted two members of the organized crime group “La Linea” and seized from them five rifles, ammunition and four vehicles, one armored.

El Diario en Linea (Chihuahua) 5/18/09

Three decapitated bodies were found this morning inside a rental car near the Pacific port city of Lazaro Cardenas, Michoacan. The bodies were charred and a narco message was left with them, but authorities did not reveal the contents. The heads were found later in an ice chest left on a highway bridge.

El Porvenir (Monterrey, Nuevo Leon) 5/18/09

Two on duty police officers in Cadereyta, Nuevo Leon, were shot and killed by a lone gunman in the early hours this morning. The police quickly cordoned off a section of town and located the presumed gunman carrying a 9 mm pistol, the same caliber used to kill the officers.

El Informador (Guadalajara, Jalisco) 5/18/09

The Honduran police reported today that a small plane with Venezuelan markings had been found in the department [state ] of Olancho, burned by presumed narcotraffickers. The plane landed early this morning near the town of San Francisco de Becerra. Authorities said the plane could transport “no more than” 500 kilos of cargo. Local witnesses said the pilots unloaded the unknown cargo and loaded it into several waiting vehicles. So far this year, more drugs have been seized in Honduras than last, although no figures were given. In the past six months, some seven Venezuelan airplanes have landed in Honduras and at least four have been apparently deliberately set on fire.

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