Mexico seizes 684 litres of liquid meth

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s National Guard said on Friday it seized 684 litres of liquid methamphetamine at a package delivery warehouse in the northern state of Sonora.

The guard said the meth was found in 720 plastic bottles marked as garden fertiliser, packed into 60 cardboard boxes. The street value of the meth was estimated to be around USD8.5 million.

The boxes had been shipped from Culiacan, the capital of Sinaloa state, home to the drug cartel of the same name, and were destined for the northern border city of Tijuana.

The meth was so pure that the guard said on Friday it had no odour or colour, but had been smeared with real fertiliser, apparently in an attempt to throw off sniffer dogs.

Also on Friday, the guard said it had seized and destroyed almost 30 tonnes of marijuana found growing in a half hectare, irrigated plantation near the border city of Tecate, near Tijuana.