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Security & Strategic Review - December 2021

MEXICO: Cashing in on synthetics

On 28 October a joint operation involving the army and national guard (GN) operation in Culiacán, Sinaloa state, broke up a synthetic drug laboratory, arrested five members of a drug trafficking organisation (DTO), and seized 118kg of fentanyl, a synthetic opioid, the largest ever bust of its kind in Mexico.

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