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Latest news: 11-23-2010

Mexico, the number one source for meth

Exploiting loopholes in the global economy, Mexican crime syndicates are importing mass quantities of the cold medicines and common chemicals used to manufacture methamphetamine - turning Mexico into the No. 1 source for all meth sold in the United States, law enforcement agents say. Nearly three years ago, the Mexican government appeared on the verge of controlling the sale of chemicals used to make the drugs, but the syndicates have since moved to the top of the drug trade.

Full story, The Washington Post

Small battles in the war against meth

IN - More initiatives to fight the meth problem in the county are being launched by the Meth Awareness Partnership. Information regarding its Neighborhood Meth Watch program will be distributed at the upcoming workshop "Meth: Killing A Community Part 2" at 7 p.m. Dec. 8 in Center Lake Pavilion, Warsaw. The Neighborhood Watch program includes informational meetings for interested neighborhoods and a meth resource kit for what to watch for and what to do if meth activity is suspected. Meth Watch signs are also available to post in neighborhoods.

Full story, The Times Union

Productive weekend at the border

AZ - U.S. Customs and Border Protection's weekend seizures netted roughly $2 million in large amounts of narcotics, authorities said Monday. According to a CBP press release, eight people who were found either driving with the narcotics in their vehicles or riding as passengers were turned over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement for further investigation. The drugs and vehicles were seized as well.

Full story, The Republic

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