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The Cartel Connection to the Meth on America's Streets

Scott Stewart
VP of Tactical Analysis, Stratfor
Oct 8, 2019 | 09:00 GMT
Methamphetamine crystals

The ease of producing methamphetamine makes it a profitable venture for Mexican cartels. Until the U.S. demand for drugs diminishes, the country will be awash in Mexican-made meth.

(U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency)

On its own, it was an impressive haul, but in the wider picture, it was just a drop in the bucket: On Sept. 26 at a checkpoint in Sarita, Texas, U.S. Border Patrol agents seized 64 kilograms (142 pounds) of methamphetamine with a street value of $4.5 million. A methamphetamine seizure...

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