Cheap Mexican meth fills void as drug production sharply declines in Midwestern states

Article CAIRCO note: 
Apparently our borders are still not secure enough. If Meth is entering, what or who else is entering? That is the question...
Article publisher: 
Fox News Latino
Article date: 
13 September 2015
Article category: 
National News
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The manufacture of methamphetamine is sharply down in certain Midwestern states that have had the most trouble with the drug over the years, but it remains as popular as ever with users due to an influx of cheap Mexican imports, according to experts ...

Seizing the opportunity provided by the tougher enforcement of homemade meth in the U.S., Mexican cartels have turned to an old recipe known as P2P that first appeared in the 1960s and 1970s, experts said. It uses the organic compound phenylacetone — banned in the U.S. but obtainable in Mexico ...

As a result, the purity of Mexican meth rose from 39 percent in 2007 to essentially 100 percent, Jim Shroba, special agent in charge of the DEA office in St. Louis, has said. Meanwhile, the price dropped by two-thirds ...

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