Meth Lab Setup Aborted
Police announced the arrest of seven people and the seizure of 80 barrels of precursor chemicals, reportedly aimed at setting up a methamphetamine lab in Nicaragua, one sign that the industry could be spreading outside of Mexico.
An article in Insight Crime reports on this. Two of those arrested were Mexicans. As 80% of the meth for the US market comes from Mexico, the assertion is that this is an expansion of a Mexico-based industry to other places in the region. This is not unique to Nicaragua.