February 9, 2012
A soldier stands in a room full of barrels containing white and yellow powder after a seizure of a small ranch Thursday in Tlajomulco de Zuniga, on the outskirts of Guadalajara, Mexico. According to the Mexican army, 15 tons of pure methamphetamine were seized at the ranch, an amount equivalent to half of all meth seizures worldwide in 2009.
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The historic seizure of 15 tons of pure methamphetamine in western Mexico, equal to half of all meth seizures worldwide in 2009, feeds growing speculation the country could become a world platform for meth production, not just a supplier to the United States.
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