Shipment of Crystal Meth Linked to Sinaloa Cartel Seized in Spain, Marking the Country’s Largest Ever Seizure

On May 16, Spanish police reported that they had seized 1.8 tons of crystal meth linked to Mexico’s Sinaloa Cartel.

As part of the seizure, three Spaniards, one Romanian, and one Mexican were arrested, according to CBS News.

The head of Spain’s drug trafficking and organized crime unit, Antonio Martinez Duarte, stated that the arrested Mexican is “linked to the Sinaloa Cartel.”

According to an official announcement by the Spanish National Police, cash, five vehicles, “documentation, and a detonating weapon” were also seized.

This is the second-largest seizure in Europe’s history.

The Sinaloa Cartel is “often considered the largest and most powerful drug trafficking organization in the Western Hemisphere,” according to InSight Crime. The cartel’s annual revenue is estimated to be between $3 billion and $39 billion, according to the Encyclopædia Britannica.