4 Oct 2009

Drug seizures in Mexico

7:48 am on 4 October 2009

Officials in Mexico have seized thirty-seven tonnes of chemicals used to make the synthetic drug methamphetamine.

The BBC reports the chemicals were found in two separate raids.

Some 20 tonnes of the drug were found on a boat entering the Pacific Coast port of Manzanillo.

A further 17 tonnes were uncovered in the city of Nuevo Laredo, close to the border with Texas.

The government calls the seizures a significant blow to organised crime.