Marijuana packages seized in Mexico had Homer Simpson labels

October 19th, 2010 - 8:06 pm ICT by BNO News  

Homer Simpson Marijuana TIJUANA, MEXICO (BNO NEWS) — Around 105 tons of marijuana - which would have been sold for around 4.2 billion pesos ($337 million dollars) in roughly 210 million packages - were seized in Mexico’s drug-plaged north on Monday.

Eleven people were arrested during the operation and two were wounded - one drug trafficker and one security official - after a shootout in the Otay section of Tijuana, Baja California, which borders San Diego, California. The operation was conducted by the Mexican Army and the Municipal Police.

Commander of Mexico’s Second Military Zone, Alfonso Duarte Mugica, explained that several suspicious vehicles were spotted by police during routine checks when several people suddenly opened fire against the officers.

After calling for backup, security personnel were able to control the situation and arrest the individuals. Initial investigations, along with the questioning of those detained, prompted further operations in nearby areas.

Military forces and state police later arrived at a farm in Arroyo Alamar in Chilpancingo farming cooperative. There, security personnel discovered 10,000 packages of marijuana in a warehouse with six containers completely filled with the substance, as well as three transport vehicles, two trucks, and two assault rifles.

The packages were marked with various insignia, including Homer Simpson faces, and with words such as “pony,” “fox,” “wolf,” among others.

This is the largest amount of drugs ever confiscated in a single operation in the state of Baja California.

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