OKLAHOMA CITY – Together the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and Homeland Security Investigations were able to shut down a large-scale Mexican-sourced meth manufacturing operation.
As part of the investigation, over 15 pounds of methamphetamine in crystal form were discovered during a traffic stop on January 8. OBN and HSI agents discovered the drugs were being smuggled using a new trafficking trend used by Mexican drug cartels.
The method includes storing different types of meth within the vehicle, such as liquid and crystal.
*The pictures below are from a stop in October of 2015 on Interstate 40 in which 11 pounds of liquid meth were found inside the car’s windshield wiper fluid compartment. These examples reflect the new “trafficking trend” previously mentioned.
Following the traffic stop, agents were able to obtain a search warrant at a home where they discovered a large scale meth manufacturing operation. In total, 121 pounds of meth in different forms were found within the vehicle and house combined.
According to OBN, the street value of the drugs found totaled at $1.5 million.
Three were arrested in connection to the case: Felipe De Jesus Sanchez Martinez, Marisol Valdez Nava and Luis Carlos Castaneda Espinoza. Authorities say there could be more arrests in the future regarding the investigation.
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