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Guatemala: Police seize 320 tons of drug precursors


GUATEMALA CITY – Drug enforcement agents from Guatemala’s National Civilian Police seized 320 tons of a chemical used to make synthetic drugs bound for Honduras.

The seized cargo of monomethylene, a banned chemical, was found in a warehouse operated by the Santo Tomás de Castilla company in Puerto Barrios, a port city in the Caribbean province of Izabal, and was originally shipped from Shanghai, China, authorities said.

The cargo was worth just over $6 million, police said.

[Pnc.gob.gt (Guatemala), 01/04/2012; Prensalibre.com (Guatemala), 02/04/2012]

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