Meth Seizures Increase on Texas-Mexico Border

For the second consecutive year, seizures of methamphetamine in the Laredo customs district — the country’s busiest land port —  climbed significantly, an indication that drug cartels continue to bank on sales of the drug in the U.S. despite vigilant enforcement efforts on both sides of the Texas-Mexico border.

And with the cartels’ ability to produce methamphetamine year-round in Mexico, drug enforcement officials say shipments of the narcotic are unlikely to ebb even if they ratchet up targeted efforts against such shipments.

Customs and Border Protection agents working the Laredo district, which extends from Del Rio to Brownsville, seized ...

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