Thursday, July 21, 2011

Evidence Emerges of Possible Existence of Narco-Linked Activity In Querétaro

A few weeks ago we ran a post with the knowingly-ironic title There Are No Narcos in Querétaro, over a photo of the seizure of three tons of methamphetamine precursor chemicals here in town. An anonymous commenter set us straight:

3 tons of meth "precusor" wouldn't even be enough meth to get a small town, like Wasilla Alaska, through a weekend.

Definitely small time operators.

Fair enough. Let's try 840 tons.

Mexico's army has made one of its biggest-ever drug busts, seizing a warehouse full of chemicals that experts say could have been used to make billions of dollars worth of methamphetamine.

Just under 840 tonnes of the chemicals used for making methamphetamine were found in a warehouse in an industrial area in Queretaro...

...It was the largest seizure of meth chemicals since President Felipe Calderon launched an army-led crackdown on Mexico's drug cartels shortly after taking office at the end of 2006.

...If the seized chemicals were processed in a sophisticated lab they could yield nearly 3.5 million doses, which would have a street value in the United States of nearly $28 billion, Islas calculated on the basis of current market prices.

Not even Wasilla could snort through $28 billion now that Bristol Palin's moved to the Failed State of Arizona.

1 comment:

Charles Pergiel said...

I think maybe they meant 3.5 BILLION doses, not millions. I doubt whether it would take two pounds of chemicals to make a single dose, or that they could sell a single dose for $8,000. On the other hand there are only about 1.5 million meth heads in the US. At one dose a day, that much drug would be enough for seven years. I don't think we have the whole story.