Syndic drug dealers have increased profits by reducing their operating costs. Since 2016, the Army has secured 273 methamphetamine factories. Sinaloa, once resistant to enter that market, now leads on Michoacán and Jalisco. Only three people made available during that period. Narcos take advantage of low production costs, the secrecy and immediacy to distribute their products and the addictive power of the substances to enhance their illicit business, estimates the organized crime investigator, Sergio Manuel Robles
In recent years the number of clandestine laboratories for the manufacture of synthetic drugs in Mexico has increased, but their assurance by the authorities is going down, as well as the arrest of alleged criminals involved and the confiscation of substances within the establishments, that have decreased, according to statistics from the Ministry of National Defense.
According to figures from the Transparency Unit of the military unit, from January 1, 2016 and until the first months of 2019, the soldiers dismantled 273 narcolaboratories in the country in at least 16 of the states. disposition of other authorities to three people and secured more than 259 tons of substances, including drugs and chemical precursors.
The states with the most drug factories detected and insured by the Mexican Army were Sinaloa, with 145; followed by Michoacán (58), Jalisco (23), Durango (16) and Guerrero (10). In Baja California, there are four narcolaboratories, three of which were discovered in 2018, among which the impressive methamphetamine factory stands out below a depopulated area in La Rumorosa, where there was a camp for ten people and almost four tons of the drug known as glass , utensils and chemical products.
One of the largest synthetic drug production centers was secured on August 16 last year in a village in the Sierra de Badiraguato, Sinaloa. Military found 47 tons of glassinside drums distributed along the terrain. Allegedly the narcolaboratorio belonged to the Sinaloa Cartel.
The demand in the consumption of synthetic drugs in a globalized world has led to the mutation of the large Mexican drug cartels, the production of drugs that were the best known during the twentieth century, to new design products claimed by the markets local, American, European and Asian, as far as the tentacles of the illicit business extend.