2.3 tonnes of marijuana seized in Mexico

October 9th, 2011 - 11:40 am ICT by IANS  

Mexico City, Oct 9 (IANS/EFE) Mexican soldiers confiscated 2.3 tonnes of marijuana and arrested nine people in separate drug busts in northwestern Mexico, authorities said Saturday.

The first action led to the arrests of seven suspected traffickers in the Mesa de Otay neighbourhood of Tijuana, where soldiers seized 467 packets of marijuana weighing 1.7 tonnes, the Defense Secretariat said in a statement.

It did not indicate how it located the building where the drugs were being stashed.

Elsewhere, 118 packets of marijuana weighing 652 kg were seized from two vehicles and a trailer at the El Chinero military checkpoint in Mexicali, a city located 145 km east of Tijuana.

Two people were arrested in that incident, the statement said.


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