Generally, the substances are produced in clandestine laboratories in Sinaloa to later be sent to the US. (RASHIDE DRÍAS/CUARTOSCURO)
At the Querobabi military checkpoint, located on the Hermosillo – Santa Ana section of Federal Highway 15, authorities have identified a new way in which drug cartels intend to traffic narcotics.
It fell coupled with more than a million doses of fentanyl and methamphetamine in Sonora; they pretended to transport fruit
During these actions, two people who were crewing the transport unit, whose final destination was the state of Baja California, were arrested.
Francisco Sergio Méndez, delegate of the Attorney General’s Office (FGR) in Sonora, commented that on January 22, 2023, an important seizure of liquid methamphetamine was made at said checkpoint.
“Narcotics are located in the gasoline and diesel tanks. It is difficult to find these types of discoveries, yesterday [domingo 22] there was a very important discovery of 350 liters of liquid methamphetamine, which was supposedly in tanks for gasoline, it is a new modality,” the federal official referred to the region’s media.
All land routes for organized crime in Sonora go through military checkpoints. (SEDENA/CUARTOSCURO)
Likewise, he said that at the Querobabi inspection point, at least two cases with this modus operandi have been identified, so this practice could begin to be a constant by criminal groups to try to transport illicit substances.
They destroyed ‘Los Chapitos’ drug camps in Sonora from where they attacked a US drone
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The Querobabi Military Security Post (PMS) is one of four installed throughout the state of Sonora:
– “Querobabi”, located at kilometer 112 of Federal Highway No. 15 Mexico – Nogales.
Alleged hitmen beat a taquero in Caborca after refusing to serve a customer
The man was repeatedly attacked with a wooden stick and even with a firearm.
– “El Gallardo”, on the Cananea – Agua Prieta road section.
– “Doctor Station”, located in San Luis Río Colorado.
– “Cucapah”, located at kilometer 176.5 of federal highway No. 2, section Sonoyta – San Luis Río Colorado.
According to a report by the Secretary of National Defense (Sedena) leaked by the Guacamaya group, all drug routes in the state go through these inspection checkpoints.
Tractors are frequently used by cartels for the transfer of substances. (Darkroom)
The land route that passes through the Querobabi surveillance point covers everything from conventional cargo vehicles (such as tractor-trailers) to trains. The route culminates in Nogales, one of the municipalities that borders Arizona, in the United States. The Regional Airport is located in this Sonoran city and there is also a customs office operated by the Tax Administration Service (SAT).
The meticulous inspections by military personnel in Querobabi have caused, in recent weeks, great anger among residents and businessmen due to the delay in circulation.
In the words of delegate Méndez, this is an issue present in the cabinet of Governor Alfonso Durazo and the option of increasing the lanes at this checkpoint has even been considered.
Nogales is one of the main access points into Arizona. (ADOLFO VLADIMIR / DARK ROOM)
“It is already an issue that is being seen at the security table, the governor is attentive to this issue, there are long lines that are being made, but measures are already being taken,” said Sergio Méndez.
In addition, the official commented that another option to expedite traffic at that point is the implementation of a pre-registration system, for which they would need support from the Sedena and the National Guard.
For their part, local media reported that personnel from the Santa Cruz County Port Authority, Arizona, have asked Alfonso Durazo to relocate the Querobabi checkpoint, since complaints have been frequent about the slow movement of goods. as well as their transfer.
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