Mexican Navy Makes Meth Chemical Haul
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The Mexican navy has seized 226 tons of methylamine, a banned chemical used to manufacture synthetic drugs including methamphetamine, it announced today. The haul was found spread among 11 shipping containers in the Pacific port of Lazaro Cardenas. The containers had been shipped from China; East Asia is a leading consumer and manufacturer of many chemicals and drugs in the amphetamine-type stimulant (ATS) category, which includes meth and ecstasy. And Mexico's many traffickers are only too happy to profit—they're blamed for the bulk of synthetic drug imports to the US market.