Sunday, June 16, 2024

Seatbelt infraction leads to synthetic drug bust

A driver who neglected to fasten his seatbelt was busted yesterday with 8.4 tonnes of synthetic drug ingredients in Nayarit.

The National Security Commission said Federal Police halted a cargo truck on the Tepic-Mazatlán highway when they observed the driver was not wearing a seatbelt.

A routine inspection of the truck’s cargo and its documentation followed but the information provided by the driver did not withstand close scrutiny: police found inconsistencies in the return address and destination data, as well as in the cargo’s total weight.

An inspection of the shipment revealed 40 blue plastic drums containing 8.4 tonnes of a chemical substance believed to be a crystal methamphetamine precursor.

The driver, the truck and the cargo were placed in the custody of a prosecutor’s office.

Source: Milenio (sp)

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