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Mexican army find youths with $1 million, drugs

Mexican army find youths with $1 million, drugs

The Mexican army said Tuesday it detained two youths at a home in the border city of Tijuana with over $1 million in cash and 120 pounds (54 kilograms) of drugs.
The army statement did not identify the youths or give their ages, but specified that the drugs were mostly methamphetamines and included 26 pounds (12 kilograms) of heroin. The army said soldiers working on a tip discovered the drugs and the cash.
Also Tuesday, Baja California state police said a shootout with criminal suspects in Tijuana left a U.S. man wounded. The U.S. Embassy was not immediately able to confirm his name or hometown.
The man allegedly tried to flee a police checkpoint.
Also in Tijuana, one woman's burnt body was found in a street and another woman's corpse was found wrapped in a blanket, while three men were found shot to death.
Police in the nearby city of Mexicali reported seizing 491,181 rounds of illegal ammunition, mostly for assault rifles, apparently smuggled from the United States.


Updated : 2021-04-18 02:35 GMT+08:00