Justice convicted a 34-year-old Argentine man who led the production of synthetic drugs from a building in the Pocitos neighborhood of Montevideo. According to the prosecutor in the case, Sandra Fleitas, he manufactured some 50 thousand pills for every 15 hours of work of the machinery. They are just over 3,000 per hour, with a value of $5 each pill.
This was reported by the Ministry of the Interior this Wednesday in its website. The man –with residence acquired in Uruguay and a record in his country of origin but not in Uruguay– was convicted of drug trafficking crimes in real reiteration, with a continued crime of manufacturing, supplying and carrying out acts aimed at the introduction of narcotic substances into foreign countries. He will face a sentence of three years and eight months in prison..
Ministry of Interior
This operation has 36 people sentenced
As reported The Observer, on June 22, the police raided an apartment that served as a clandestine laboratory, in a building on Camino de los Hormigueros and Chucarro. There, where the officers arrested the man, they produced ecstasy pills and other synthetic drugs. 15 were seized, of various colors and shapes, in addition to production machines, molds, a computer, 50 kilos of drugs and tools.
In addition, a precision scale, a mixer with containers, a thermometer and a vacuum sealer, among other objects, were seized.
According to the Ministry of the Interior, it was a laboratory set up “for the production of a significant capacity for pills at an industrial level.” See how the procedure went:
It was the Maleficent operation, in charge of the Rosario prosecutor, Sandra Fleitas; It has been carried out since 2020 and Justice has 36 people convicted of drug trafficking and drug sales.