UPDATED 6:52 AM PT – Friday, April 19, 2019
Police in Mexico recently discover an active opioid lab, where they successfully seized more than 33,000 fentanyl pills.
The raid was conducted Thursday, when authorities attempted to make contact with two suspicious motorcyclists in the state of Sinaloa.
According to reports, the individuals opened fire and a small pursuit ensued. The individuals fled inside a residence, which was secured by state police while federal agents obtained a search warrant.
A strong chemical odor led agents to the opioid stash, where 13-pounds of heroin was also found.
Personal de la #FGR en #Sinaloa aseguró más de 33 mil pastillas de fentanilo, heroína y ácido clorhídrico, al cumplimentar una orden de cateo en #Culiacán. https://t.co/nrQeXkivKQ pic.twitter.com/suZ2mX8t1O
— FGR México (@FGRMexico) April 17, 2019
The lab is believed to have belonged to Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman,’ who is the former head of the Sinaloa Cartel.