MEXICO CITY - Mexican authorities say they have seized 226 tons (205 metric tons) of a chemical used in synthetic drugs in a Pacific coast port.
Mexico's Navy says in a statement Thursday that the methylamine was found over several days this month in the port of Lazaro Cardenas.
It says authorities found the chemical in 11 containers shipped from China. The final destinations was Puerto Quetzal in Guatemala but the ships stopped in Mexico to transfer the cargo.
Mexico has banned imports of several chemicals to thwart methamphetamine production.
The U.S. government says Mexican traffickers are the main suppliers of synthetic drugs to the U.S.
The Associated Press
Published: Thursday, December 8, 2011 at 9:39 a.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, December 8, 2011 at 9:39 a.m.
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