Mexican authorities confiscates just over 41 tonnes of marijuana

Authorities confiscate 41.6 tons (88.5 lbs) of marijuana in a house on the outskirts of Tijuana.

TIJUANA, BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO (JUNE 13, 2015) (REUTERS) – Mexican authorities confiscated 41.6 tons (88.5 thousand lbs) of marijuana Saturday (June 13) on the outskirts of Tijuana a major transit point for drugs destined for the U.S. market.

The marijuana was wrapped in individual bundles each marked with one of fifteen symbols.

“We are considering that these drugs were destined for different markets depending on the symbol that each bundle has,” said General Gabriel Garcia who spoke to members of the press.

“We believe that these drugs normally come from Sinaloa which is a state where the criminals produce marijuana so we suppose that is where it comes from initially,” he continued.

The large stash was found inside a home in which a man and a woman were living with their three young children.

The confiscated marijuana has a street value of over $44 million USD (€ 40 million).