ANGOSTURA, SINALOA.- The Mexican army said Friday it seized almost 1,400 liters of liquid methamphetamines and nearly a half-ton of solid crystal meth.
The army called it the biggest seizure of meth this year.
Troops found the drugs Thursday at a half-finished house in the town of Angostura, in the northern state of Sinaloa. The state is home to a drug cartel of the same name.
Three suspects fled the scene and there were no arrests.
The army distributed photos showing the meth packed into plastic basins, drums, and buckets.
The raid came two days after soldiers seized more than a half million fentanyl pills in another raid in Sinaloa on what the army called the largest synthetic drug lab found to date. The army said the outdoor lab was discovered in Culiacan, the capital of Sinaloa.
Soldiers raided the lab Tuesday and found almost 630,000 pills that appeared to contain the synthetic opioid fentanyl, the army said. They also reported seizing 282 pounds (128 kilograms) of powdered fentanyl and about 220 pounds (100 kilograms) of suspected methamphetamines.