Huge 26-tonne mountain of drugs, including marijuana, crystal meth and morphine worth millions of dollars, is set on fire by Mexican police in the crackdown
- Packets of medicines were piled up at an army camp in the state of Baja California and were set on fire yesterday
- One of the prosecutor's agents even took a selfie when the huge supply of drugs burned
- It was one of many burns throughout the country with more than 50 tons of marijuana seized in Mexico
These dramatic photos show that more than 26 tons of drugs are being burned at a military site in Mexico.
Marijuana, crystal meth and other narcotics were set on fire in the state of Baja California yesterday as part of a striking national operation to combat illicit drug trafficking.
Packets of marijuana were piled up in a huge mountain and set on fire under the gaze of soldiers and armed federal agents at a location belonging to the 28th Infantry Battalion in Tijuana.
One of the agents of the public prosecutor even took a selfie when the huge supply of drugs burned sharply behind him.
Across the country, the trek that was set on fire included more than 50 tons of marijuana, more than one tonne of cocaine and a large supply of methamphetamine, heroin, morphine and pills.
Inferno: packages of marijuana and other seized drugs are set on fire yesterday on an army component in Baja California in Mexico as part of a nationwide campaign against illegal drugs
Upright on the left: some packages of medicines are still intact and arranged in neat piles, but the approaching fire is about to engulf them. The trek across the country included more than 50 tons of marijuana
Taking an attitude: a public prosecutor takes a selfie with the supply of drugs that burns behind him
Viewed from above: an aerial photo of the enormous burning of drugs with a plume of smoke flowing out of the packs of drugs
The event in Baja California – adjacent to California where recreational cannabis is legal – was the largest of 21 such heroes in Mexico.
American and Mexican officials have tried to work together to focus on drug heads, in particular Joaquin & # 39; El Chapo & # 39; Guzman who was sentenced earlier this year and sentenced to life imprisonment.
The court heard evidence that drugs are entering the US through secret tunnels or hidden in tankers or packed in train wagons passing through legitimate access points.
Experts warn, however, that cartels led by influential kingpins are being replaced by & # 39; replaced by flatter, more agile organizations that tend to network loosely, in the words of one report.
The study by the University of San Diego showed that the removal of Guzman & # 39; had dramatically reformed the landscape of Mexican organized crime & # 39 ;.
The cartels that cut into El Chapo's previous dominance are believed to be a group called the Jalisco New Generation Cartel, or CJNG, led by Nemesio Oseguera Cervantes, also known as El Mencho.
Under surveillance: three armed federal agents stand by the burning drug supply, one of the 21 executed in Mexico
Through the window: one of the officers has a blurry view of the fire, the Mexican flag on his uniform reflected in the glass
Total destruction: a close-up of the bright orange flames that engulfed the pile of illegal drugs seized in Mexico
From the top: some packages of medicines are seen on the pile while a man sets the pile on fire in different places
An armored vehicle from the Criminal Investigation Office is seen for the burning of more than 26 tons of seized drugs
A soldier stands next to the Mexican flag during the ceremonial drugs that burn Thursday in Baja California
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