DRUG WAR

Meth Seizures Up at Mexican Border

A record 63 percent of all methamphetamine seizures in the U.S. during the fiscal 2014 year were found at the U.S.-Mexico border, according to a report from the San Diego Union-Tribune on Sunday. The U.S. Customs and Border Protection San Diego field office seized 14,732 pounds of the synthetic drug during the fiscal year that ended Sept. 30, revealing a threefold increase in meth seizures at California ports of entry from 2009 to 2014. After the U.S. cracked down on access to the precursor drugs to make meth, drug cartels have found it cheaper and easier to manufacture narcotics in Mexico. The DEA estimates that 90 percent of the meth consumed in the U.S. is produced in labs south of the border.