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Drug Enforcement Administration Joins Forces with Mexico to Fight Meth

Friday, August 24th, 2012

General Commissioner of the Mexican Federal Police Maribel Cervantes Guerrero, Mexican Attorney General Marisela Morales Ibáñez and DEA Administrator Michele M. Leonhart In an unprecedented international agreement to fight synthetic drugs, the United States and Mexico have agreed to unite forces to stop the production of methamphetamine. According to the Associated Press, Mexico and the Drug Enforcement Administration have agreed to a memo of cooperation that “enhances our intelligence sharing and joint training efforts.” Mexico’s Attorney General Marisela Morales called the cooperation “an unprecedented event” and “the very first international instrument that will help fight the manufacturing of synthetic drugs in clandestine laboratories.” The meth problem has exploded over the last few years, with Mexico seeing a 1,000 percent increase in seizures of meth and its components between 2010 and 2011. Law enforcement officials have seized over 16,000 pounds of meth near the southwest border—more than twice the amount in 2009.

Source: The Associated Press DEA, Mexico target methamphetamine production

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