Mexican cartels trying to settle in Chile, reports Prosecutor General’s Office

The report also reports a 29% increase in the seizure of marijuana plantations throughout the country, an increase in indoor cultivation and the discovery of a greater number of laboratories for the production of synthetic drugs.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Well-known Mexican drug cartels are attempting to establish themselves in Chile and start the local production of illicit substances in the country, according to a report released Wednesday by the Chilean Prosecutor General's Office.

The presence of these international criminal organizations is one of the main findings of the sixth edition of the Observatory of Drug Trafficking in Chile 2021, which collects information on this phenomenon from seven police and border and customs control institutions.

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