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5,700 pounds of methylamine chloride, a meth precursor, seized at Los Angeles Airport

  1. beentheredonethatagain
    Federal agents at LAX seized nearly 3 tons of a key ingredient of methamphetamine that was bound for central Mexico, officials said Tuesday.

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    The two shipments of methylamine chloride, a controlled substance used in the manufacture of pesticides, solvents and pharmaceutical products, originated in China. They were accurately labeled but lacked the required paperwork from the federal Drug Enforcement Administration.

    “It raised a bunch of red flags,” said Jaime Ruiz, spokesman for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. “It was huge. They didn’t have any permits.”

    Testing confirmed the contents of the 80 plastic bags stacked on pallets, which arrived in LAX air cargo April 19 and 23. If used to make meth, it had a street value of $40 million, authorities said.

    Border agents are seeing more air and sea shipments of the chemical, as opposed to land smuggling.
    “Now it seems like the cartels are using other methods,” said Ruiz, adding that the 5,700-pound seizure of methylamine chloride is “one of the biggest so far out of LAX.”

    Corrosive and flammable, the white powdery substance is also used to make the drug ecstasy.


    http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/south_bay/
    may 6, 2012

Comments

  1. hookedonhelping
    Re: 5,700 pounds of methylamine chloride, a meth precursor, seized at Los Angeles Air

    Wow.. something so easily synthesized imported in such volume.. smh Someone clearly had an agenda.. I would say something smells fishy here, but its probably just the methylamine.

    Methylamine salts are not flammable.
  2. FPU4eva
    Re: 5,700 pounds of methylamine chloride, a meth precursor, seized at Los Angeles Air

    like walter white fuck the psuedo
  3. Santasdead
    Re: 5,700 pounds of methylamine chloride, a meth precursor, seized at Los Angeles Air

    Haha, of course all they lacked was the 'paper'work... smh the government agencies are ridiculous there the ones letting the poison seep into the countries and promoting the traffickers flow, only when the agencies don't get paid off do they get permission like they did in Honduras to assault the civilians. smfh
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