Mexican police say they have captured 11 suspected members of the La Familia cartel and seized a methamphetamine lab in the western state of Michoacan.
The Public Safety Department says federal police detected the
lab allegedly operated by La Familia after a strong chemical smell
was reported in a rural area of the state.
The department says the lab produced about 220 pounds (100
kilograms) of crystal meth each week.
Lab operators packaged the drugs, loaded them into pickup trucks
and sent them to the United States.
Police said they seized two rifles in the Saturday raid. The
suspects are being held on suspicion of drug offenses.
So far this year, police say they have seized 40 drug labs
operated by the La Familia cartel.
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