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Safety Report 2021: Mexico breaks fentanyl seizure record with 1,593 kg seized

U.S.A.Safety Report 2021: Mexico breaks fentanyl seizure record with...

Canine binoculars detected presumed fentanyl (Photo: National Guard)

According to safety report Presented in coordination by the National Defense Secretariat (Sedena), the Mariana Secretariat (Semar), the National Guard (GC) and the Security and Civil Defense Secretariat (SSPC), this 2021 Mexico broke a record in seizure fentanyl By confiscating 1,503 kg in 11 months of the year,

Based on data released by security agencies, 78 kg were seized in January; 119 kg in February; whereas March was the month in which they were the most insured, totaling 322 kg. registered with, 232 kg in April; 249 kg in May; June was the month whose lowest peak was 32 kg. Was, then July with 33kg; 151 kg in August; 80 kg in September; 234 kg in October; A few days before the end of November, 63 kg have been confiscated.

The ton and a half that was recorded this year is more than the ton seized 2020, since last 12 months 1,301 kg seized, which means increase 486% in respect of the amount fixed in 2019, the year he barely insured 222 kilograms of medicine.

In March, more kilograms of fentanyl were confiscated in Mexico (Photo: Government of Mexico)
In March, more kilograms of fentanyl were confiscated in Mexico (Photo: Government of Mexico)

The results of the strategy of the Mexican state in the fight against drug trafficking also pointed out that so far 72,292 kg seized from Marijuana, after 44,309 kg From methamphetamine, 15,757 kg From cocaine And 362 kg From heroin,

Meanwhile, it was also reported that they have been confiscated. 201,904,869 million pesos in the fight against criminal identity cards, as well as USD 16,616,785,

While 6,995 firearms were confiscated throughout the national territory, the most isolated Seven Barrett 50 caliber rifles, four machine guns And two grenade launcher attachments,

Finally, in terms of transportation, he made sure 19,248 vehicles, 36 aircraft And 35 boats,

19,248 vehicles were insured this year (Photo: Government of Mexico)
19,248 vehicles were insured this year (Photo: Government of Mexico)

just last wednesday united states government reported that it is going through the deadliest drug epidemic in the history of that country. According to data provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Over 100,000 people died of overdose in 2020.

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Which is why, last June, when Vice President Kamala Harris visited Mexico, the official expressed her Worry For President Andres Manuel lopez obrador (amlo) on the increase in traffic fentanyl,

international crime organizations Sinaloa Cartel And this Jalisco New Generation Cartel According to data from the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), (CJNGs) are the main providers.

Origin and destination of fentanyl, the route of the drug between Mexico, China and the US (Infographic: Infobay)
Origin and destination of fentanyl, the route of the drug between Mexico, China and the US (Infographic: Infobay)

This drug is a strong synthetic opioid similar to morphine, but 80 to 100 times more potent. criminal group Mix fentanyl with other drugs Like heroin, cocaine, methamphetamine and MDMA to enhance the effect and produce more benefits.

As a prescription analgesic it can reduce pain, but it can also lead to addictions or overdoses due to its potency and amount of consumption. For example, according to the DEA, 33 kilograms of the drug could kill more than 10,000,000 people.

In the months of August and September, the DEA, according to US officials A historic 1.8 million counterfeit fentanyl pills confiscated and they arrested 810 dealer Which flooded the streets with deadly opioids. Contains seized medicine enough dose to kill 700,000 people,

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