Saturday, June 5, 2010

Meth Labs moved south

You know this was predictable after the crackdown on purchasing ordinary over the counter medications like Sudafed.

Make it harder to make here and it gets made elsewhere.

I'm made to feel like a criminal when I go to buy it.

Meth business apparently booming
By Lynn Brezosky - Express-News

BROWNSVILLE — Border seizures of methamphetamine are surging after years of decline, indicating the drug once seen as a poor man's cocaine is becoming a key export of Mexican drug traffickers.

The seizures soared in 2009 and are on pace for a record year in 2010. They range from the 340-pound, $5.1 million batch discovered in a truckload of carrots coming across the Pharr-Reynosa International Bridge to $26,000 worth seized from the car of a Houston teenager driving from Matamoros.

Customs and Border Protection spokesman Mark Qualia said the increases correspond to the across-the-board rise in drug seizures attributed by the agency to better equipment, the unprecedented hiring of new agents, border fencing, and multiple sniff dogs at every station.

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