Five drug laboratories and 19 marijuana plantations were identified and destroyed in Michoacán, in the region where alleged members of a cartel “chased” elements of the Mexican Armyreported the Secretary of National Defense, General Luis Cresencio Sandoval.
The military high command said that with this it was possible to affect the finances of organized crime and that millions of doses of marijuana and synthetic drugs – methamphetamines – do not reach society.
“Operations were carried out with elements of the 65th infantry battalion, managing to detect a clandestine laboratory and four marijuana plantations, operations continued… they located two blockades, in Potrerillos, which is made up of unarmed people, they surround them and continue on their way, later in Cuatro Caminos, they relocate another blockade of unarmed personnel, there they also evade it, seeing that it did not represent a danger to the personnel, there was no armed aggression, there was no reason to respond with force.
They prevented the authorities from entering the area
The head of Sedena reported at the conference of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, at the facilities of Military Camp 7A, that due to the attitude of this social base of organized crime, sand identified that they were preventing the authority from entering that area.
He said that an operation was carried out on Wednesday the 11th with 512 elements of the National Guard, Air Force, Attorney General of the Republic, Michoacán police, in Tumbiscatío, and in Huacana, where four other laboratories were located to produce methamphetamines, and more plantations. of marijuana.
He pointed out that the operation as a whole gave positive results with the destruction of five clandestine laboratories for the production of synthetic drugs and 19 marijuana plantations.
affectation of crime
It is considered, he said, that the affectation in the field of marijuana was 13.6 million pesos crime and the production of more than 4 million doses of marijuana was prevented; As for what is a synthetic drug, more than 13 million doses of methamphetamine could have been produced with a value of three billion pesos.