Mexico celebrates seizure of largest-ever drugs haul

Mexico celebrates seizure of largest-ever drugs haul

Mexico’s largest-ever seizure of marijuana packaged for sale weighs a massive 134 tons – far more than originally estimated, authorities said.

Ramon Gomez, a spokesman for the federal attorney general’s office, said so far 15,300 packages have been counted.

That figures is over 5,000 more than first announced after the seizure during early-morning raids on Monday in the border city of Tijuana.

Army officials first said the drugs weighed 105 tons and had an estimated street value of 4.2 billion pesos, about $340m (€240m).

The Mexican government said it thinks the drugs belonged to the country’s most powerful drug-trafficking gang, the Sinaloa cartel run by Mexico’s most wanted fugitive, Joaquin Guzman.

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