Mexico: 136 tons of chemical precursors seized
By Dialogo May 14, 2012
MEXICO CITY — A joint operation between Mexico’s navy, the Attorney General’s Office (PGR Office) and the Tax Administration Service (SAT) resulted in the seizure of 136 tons of chemical precursors in the port town of Lázaro Cárdenas, authorities in Michoacán state said May 13.
The chemicals, which authorities identified as Mono Methylamine and Phenyl Methyl Acetate, were shipped from China and were destined for Honduras, officials said.
The substances were stashed in 1,748 barrels distributed in seven containers lodged at a warehouse in the Pacific port.
The PGR Office is investigating the matter further, authorities added.
[Cronica.com.mx (Mexico), 14/05/2012; Diariolaverdad.com.mx (Mexico), 14/05/2012]