One Narco Lab in Sinaloa Employed 43 Workers

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The Ministry of Public Security of Sinaloa secured the assurance of four clandestine narco- laboratories, three of them active and one inactive, where chemical precursors were found for the production of synthetic drugs. The head of the SSPE said that of the four laboratories, one of them was already inactive.
The findings were made through overflights and land routes north of Culiacan and in coordination with the Mexican Navy Secretariat.
In one of the laboratories insured by elements of the Navy in Culiacán worked at least 43 people, as there was a facility for 43 people; informed the Secretary of Public Security of the State, Cristóbal Castañeda Camarillo.

He noted that it is estimated that more than 43 people worked there, but could not be located when they discovered the laboratory. The laboratories were located near the Sanalona dam, near Culiacán.
In the first laboratory were found 23 reactors, 37 gas tanks, 23 drums with liquid methamphetamine, 22 soda bags, 110 sacks of 25 kilos of tartaric acid, 15 drums of hydrochloric acid, approximately 3,000 liters of toluene, seven drums of toluene distillate, among other artifacts.
In the second one there were about 22 gas tanks, seven tubs with a capacity of 2,000 liters with a substance similar to crystal in the drying process, 40 sacks of tartaric acid, 35 drums of wine, 22 sacks of soda, 16 drums of 50 liters with acetone, nine cans of toluene and 10 centrifuges.
In the third laboratory they secured four reactors, 32 drums with liquid and dark product, 22 drums with acetone, 15 drums with what looks like liquid crystal, two power plants and 200 empty plastic containers.
The chemicals, the material and the equipment were protected and made available to the Attorney General’s Office for the integration of the corresponding investigation folder, who will also be in charge of officially quantifying what was found.
In this regard, the secretary of Public Security of Sinaloa, Cristóbal Castañeda Camarillo, indicated that the findings occurred last week, while elements of the State Preventive Police and military personnel of the SEMAR of the Fourth Naval Region deployed security devices nearby of the Sanalona Dam, when they managed to locate these laboratories.
In total, more than 3,500 liters of chemical precursors, similar to methamphetamine and more than 2,000 liters of alleged amphetamine, were secured.
Four labs:
He explained that in the first laboratory there were 23 reactors, 37 gas tanks, 23 drums with liquid methamphetamine, 22 soda bags, 110 sacks of 25 kilograms of tartaric acid, 15 drums of hydrochloric acid, approximately 3,000 liters of toluene, seven cans of toluene distillate, among other artifacts.
In the second camp/ lab was found about 22 gas tanks, seven tubs with a capacity of 2,000 liters with a substance similar to crystal in the drying process, 40 sacks of tartaric acid, 35 drums of wine (Yes, that is what it says 🙂 , 22 sacks of soda, 16 drums of 50 liters with acetone, nine cans of toluene and 10 centrifuges.
In the third laboratory, four reactors were protected, 32 drums with liquid and dark product, 22 drums with acetone, 15 drums with what looks like liquid crystal, two power generating plants and 200 empty-type plastic containers.
There were also around 43 cots in which the workers slept or rested, so it is estimated that more than 43 people worked, none which could not be located in the area.
                                                               This is your meth
42 and counting …
So far this year the different security forces have managed to secure 42 narco-laboratories in Sinaloa, the majority being methamphetamine.
Total secured: 42 ;  Methamphetamine =  38,   Fentanyl = 2,   Heroin = 2