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Another Victory in the Drug War

Posted on December 9, 2009, under Technology.

Money flows out of the country, violence increases, honest people treated like criminals, no reduction in drug use. Looks like a typical victory to me.

Shutdown Of U.S. Labs Fails To Stop Spread Of Deadly Drug

Some snippets:

This deadly drug is now a growth industry for Mexico’s deadly drug cartels. They’re replacing small U.S. kitchen labs with Mexican super labs.

They are pretty much using the same routes that they’ve used in the past with cocaine and with marijuana.

By some estimates, as much at 80 percent of the meth on U.S. streets comes from Mexico.

DEA has been able to take a lead with our Mexican counterparts in order to prevent the importations of pseudoephedrine coming into Mexico

Tijuana now has a growing number of meth addicts seeking help at one of the growing number of rehab centers.

“It’s no longer just the drugs passing through Mexico to the United States. We’re now consumers,” said one Mexican addict.

I notice the Mexican labs are using the simpler ephedrine based recipe, rather than the psuedo-ephedrine based recipe the US labs worked with. So the DEA trying to reduce Mexican imports of psuedo-ephedrine are an interesting line to see.

a growing crisis for law enforcement on both sides of the border.

The very definition of a drug war victory.

*10/706/13*

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