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Report: Meth seizures at US-Mexico border soar in 2014

1.4.15 – Associated Press 

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Seizures of methamphetamine soared at the US-Mexico border during fiscal year 2014, accelerating a trend that began several years ago as new laws that limited access to the drug’s chemical ingredients made it harder to manufacture it in the U.S.

Meth seized by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s San Diego field office accounted for nearly two-thirds — 63 percent — of all the meth seized at all ports of entry nationwide in the fiscal year ending Sept. 30, the San Diego Union-Tribune newspaper reported Sunday (http://bit.ly/1BxwFy2).

Almost all of the meth consumed in the U.S. was once manufactured domestically, with San Diego as a known production  hub.

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