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.

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the powers that be clearly do not like to have any competition..

meanwhile there are (mostly) innocent people literally rotting in La Modelo.

Doors of hope fly open when doors of promise shut. -Thomas D'Arcy McGee

"Mostly innocent"...

Do they balance out the "mostly guilty" that never get processed past the 48 hour detention stage?

probably...

seems like a pretty screwed up system when the guilty can pay to get out and the poor get the shaft.

Doors of hope fly open when doors of promise shut. -Thomas D'Arcy McGee

Be better if you were more specific

You could be talking about the USA system as well.

If your comment was true, why is Jason still in there?

I read it in La Prensa

I was amused by the description " A Clandestine Lab"..as you can see, nothing too clandestine about 80+ barrels in the back yard of a normal looking residence.

Article with video: http://www.laprensa.com.ni/2012/06/13/ambito/104879-embrion-drogas-incau...

I thought Meth..

was an Arizona industry! Anyway, a couple years ago a young friend here told me that meth addicts were coming back from ``abroad``, which I took to mean the US. Lotta drug use here, and meth is one very nasty addition to the mix.

"You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality." Ayn Rand