Mexico’s Ministry of National Defense (Sedena) has announced the seizure of $15,350,000 U.S. currency (more than 125 million pesos), 6 kilograms of cocaine and 4 weapons from a home in Tijuana, Baja California.
In a press conference, Sedena spokesman General Ricardo Trevilla Trejo announced the seizure occurred in the colonia Cumbres de Juárez and that the money, drugs and weapons belonged to the Sinaloa cartel headed by Joaquin “el Chapo” Guzman.
No arrests were mentioned in the press conference.
The seizure was the latest action in the Army’s ongoing Operation Zorro, a regional counternarcotics offensive in Baja California and Baja California Sur.
This is the second largest cash seizure by Mexico’s Army in its fight against the drug cartels. The Army’s largest cash seizure, more than $26 million (U.S.), occurred in September 2008 in Culiacan, Sinaloa.
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