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.
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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