PULSE NEWS MEXICO
In what no doubt constituted one of the must unusual drug busts in Mexican history, officers from the federal Attorney General’s Office (FGR) on Friday, Dec. 2, discovered more than 300 kilograms of fentanyl inside coconuts that were being transported north in a truck in Pitiquito in the Mexican state of Sonora, just 160 kilometers from the U.S. border.
Each kilo of the deadly drug was estimated to have a street value of about $200,000 in the United States, so the confiscation would be equivalent to about $60 million, according to Secretary of National Defense Luis Cresencio Sandoval.
The FGR delegation in Sonora reported that its elements discovered the drugs stuffed into plastic bags that had been placed inside hundreds of coconuts.
In a video released Friday by the FGR, agents are seen hitting the coconuts to open them.
The governments of Mexico and the United States have reported that they intend to reinforce their joint plans against synthetic drug consumption and trafficking.