A K9 sniffer canine alerted inspectors to a load of over 11,500 bottles of tequila sure for export. These bottles contained roughly 8,640 kilograms (about 19,000 kilos) of liquid meth. The invention was revamped the weekend on the Pacific coast seaport of Manzanillo, the Mexican Navy stated.
In pictures launched by SEMAR and the Authorities of Mexico, the tequila bottle labels are blurred out. Nonetheless, the open containers within the background show Don Chicho Tequila. The bottles proven are their Tequila Reposado, which retails for round $80 within the US for the 750-mL bottle. Reposado is a sort of tequila that’s aged for as much as 1 12 months and matches the golden colour of the liquid within the bottles.
It’s seemingly the tequila firm isn’t concerned both instantly or not directly within the trafficking try. Reposado, Anejo, and Silver tequilas from Don Chicho can be found on just a few on-line retailer websites. The www.donchichotequila.com web site states “WEBSITE COMING SOON!!!” and was registered through GoDaddy in 2018. Mexico is the world’s solely producer of genuine tequila. There haven’t been any reported cases of such bottles reaching customers.
Mexico has turn out to be a serious producer of meth, and drug smugglers regularly are stopped on the border with liquid meth of their windshield washer fluid or different containers of their vehicles. The liquid meth is normally recovered by smugglers and brought to specialised services the place the water is extracted and the drug is then returned to its crystal kind. Throughout this 12 months, the Secretary of the Navy, by way of the Mexican Navy, seized and destroyed roughly 114.3 tons of methamphetamine.