“Char” for Borderland Beat 

This article was translated and reposted from NOROESTE

A vehicle was driving with a blown tire when it was stopped by the National Guard, the driver ignored the vehicle and continued driving until he fled, leaving the unit abandoned.

Elements of the National Guard (GN) intercepted a compact vehicle that was carrying more than 530 thousand pills of apparent fentanyl in the back seat.

The discovery was made when the elements were carrying out security and surveillance patrols at kilometer 008+300 of the Piggy Back-Costa Rica highway, in Culiacan.

The vehicle was traveling with a blown tire, for which reason the national guards asked the driver to stop, but he ignored the request, evading and heading towards a dirt road that leads to the El Quemadito ejido.

The driver of the car stopped and jumped into an irrigation canal; after crossing it, he ran into the undergrowth. A search operation was set up to look for him, with no positive results.

Upon inspection of the abandoned car, several boxes and department store bags were found in the back seat, containing more than 530,000 blue tablets with the characteristics of fentanyl, distributed in transparent plastic bags.

The apparent synthetic drug and the vehicle were seized and placed at the disposal of the Attorney General’s Office (FGR) in Culiacán, to continue the corresponding investigations.