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Feds seize marijuana, cocaine and heroin at Guadalajara airport

October 31, 2014
Sniffer dogs led federal agents to the illicit shipments.

Sniffer dogs led federal PGR agents to the illicit marijuana shipment that was en route to the US.

Federal agents have seized illegal drug shipments at the Guadalajara International Airport for the last two Fridays in a row.

Following a public tip off, on October 24, agents from the federal Attorney General’s Office (PGR) seized ten packages containing 2.58 kilos of cocaine and 1.69 kilos of heroin that were on their way to Houston, Texas.

The following week, agents accompanied with sniffer dogs found seven packages containing 9.43 kilos of marijuana hidden in secret compartments inside wooden tables and chairs. All of the shipments were en route from Morelia, Michoacan, to the United States. They were being shipped by a courier company that operates out of the Guadalajara airport.

Sending drugs by courier is not a new method of trafficking. Infamous Sinaloa Cartel kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman is said to have sent shipments via Fedex in the past.

The PGR did not comment on who was behind these drug shipments, but it is most likely to be the work of the Cartel Jalisco Nueva Generacion, which has grown in influence in recent years and now controls most of Jalisco state and parts of neighboring Michoacan.

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The marijuana was hidden in secret compartments in the wooden furniture being shipped by courier.

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