Fifteen Tons of Methamphetamine Seized in Mexico

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View of tonnes of chemicals to produce synthetic drugs inside a clandestine processing laboratory discovered in Tlajomulco de Zuniga, on the outskirts of Guadalajara, Jalisco State, on February 09, 2012. More than 40.000 people have been killed in rising drug-related violence in Mexico since December 2006, when President Felipe Calderon deployed soldiers and federal police to take on organized crime. AFP PHOTO/Hector Guerrero (Photo credit should read HECTOR GUERRERO/AFP/Getty Images)
Photo: HECTOR GUERRERO/2012 AFP

On the one hand, the massive pure powder seizure outside Guadalajara — 13 million doses valued at about $4 billion — is a record haul for Mexican authorities. On the other hand, U.S. officials are disturbed by the "eye-popping" size of the bust that would awe even Breaking Bad's Walter White. “The big thing it shows is the sheer capacity that these superlabs have in Mexico,” said Rusty Payne, a DEA spokesman. “When we see one lab with the capability to produce such a mass tonnage of meth, it begs a question: What else is out there?” Probably a sh*load more meth.