13 Tons of Cocaine Linked to Sinaloa Cartel
A Mexican cartel allegedly tried to smuggle 13 tons of cocaine by hiding it in barrels of hot sauce.
“The Mexican government was tipped off to the cocaine-laced ‘salsa picante’ through intelligence work among different government branches.”
According to the website Blog del Narco, the Mexican navy found the barrels full of zesty condiment and cocaine in Manzanillo, Colimo, about 500 miles west of Mexico City. The drugs are believed to belong to the Sinaloa Cartel.
Blog del Narco reports the drugs were found inside a container from Ecuador and were bound for the port of Mazatlan, Sinaloa.
The Mexican government was tipped off to the cocaine-laced “salsa picante” through intelligence work among different government branches.
When the barrels were recovered by authorities isn’t clear. Blog del Narco’s report on the 13 tons of cocaine taken by authorities was published Wednesday.
The blog also reports that on Tuesday, the Mexican navy found 33 packages of cocaine floating in the water, off the coast of Chiapas, near Guatemala.
Blog del Narco reports the cocaine recovered in Chiapas weighed almost 2,000 pounds and could fetch up to $810 million, according to the Mexican government. Read the rest of this entry »
Defying Obama’s Condiment Crackdown: States that Demand Hot Sauce Meet or Exceed Customary Standards of Acceptable HotnessPosted: November 18, 2015
A Chicago high school is facing charges after reportedly spiking a container of marinara sauce with fiery hot sauce, sending three people to the hospital, police said.
The 17-year-old Highland Park High School student is being charged as a juvenile on five counts of misdemeanor battery in the May 14 prank. Three cafeteria workers were treated by the school’s nurse before being treated at a local hospital for coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath and skin rashes, school district spokeswoman Natalie Kaplan told the Chicago Tribune.
Highland Park Police Deputy Chief George Pfutzenreuter said the employees did not have to ingest the hot sauce to develop symptoms because it wasn’t ordinary hot sauce.
“I don’t think you can find this one in the store,” he said of the Da Bomb hot sauce brand. “It sounds like this kid had to get it someplace special.”
Two students also reported symptoms but did not require a trip to the hospital, Kaplan told the newspaper.
District officials recently purchased a security surveillance system and were in the process of choosing locations for the cameras, Kaplan said.
“We decided, based upon that incident, that we’ll go ahead and install cameras in the cafeteria where the incident occurred,” she said.
The student, who is expected to appear in juvenile court this week, was identified by the school and disciplined, but Kaplan declined to elaborate, citing privacy concerns.
Buy this kid a cigar. Well played, sir! — The Butcher
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