SAN DIEGO — In the biggest drug bust in Mexican history, officials seized more than 105 tons of Marijuana on Monday.
The marijuana was headed for the United States and is street valued at an amazing $340 million.
Initially, Tijuana police noticed a suspicious line of vehicles during a routine patrol. The officers came under fire and later discovered the drugs.
Eleven people were arrested during the bust for drug trafficking. One police officer and one suspect sustained injuries.
The packages were wrapped and displayed logos of specific distributors in the United States. The packages were found in trailers, houses, as well as a storage facility disguised as a recycling plant. The drugs had been accumulating for some time, arriving by land, air, and sea.
It is deemed likely the drugs belong to the Sinaloa cartel, headed by Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, Alejandro Poire, security spokesman for President Felipe Calderon.