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03/19/2012

The latest primitive meth lab

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Mexico’s navy sent around these photos earlier today of a rustic drug lab foundin the woods along the highway leading from Sinaloa to Mazatlan, the Pacific port.

What struck me about the photos is how primitive the lab looks.

Presumably it was a meth cooking operation. The navy said its unit discovered a distillery, an oven, an industrial oxygen tank, a cooler, and bags or containers of caustic soda, hydrochloric acid, ethyl alcohol, tuolene, and something called tartaric acid.

The lab contrasts with other underground labs discovered last year with orderly, industrial meth kitchens that wouldn’t look out of place in any modern chemical factory.

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Serenity Escapes

this is how they do nearly everything in Sinaloa=half assed....the overall educational level in Sinaloa is very very low (lots of agriculture)and thus people's general standards reflect that....Sinaloa is the "Ni Modo" capital of the world, even, I guess, when it comes to meth labs

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