Past Features

Meth flowing in from Mexico through
border crossings, report says

Los Angeles Times-- March 20, 2014 
    California has emerged as the major gateway for methamphetamine into the country, with Mexican organized crime groups smuggling an estimated 70% of the U.S. supply through state border crossings, according to a report released Thursday by state Atty. Gen. Kamala D. Harris.
    The 98-page report on trends in transnational organized crime also cites maritime smuggling, money laundering and criminal alliances between Mexican drug cartels and Southern California gangs as growing public safety threats.....
So What's New?
House Hearings (1999)
Constantine (Head of DEA): "We had a miniscule methamphetamine problem until there was developed wide scale distribution from these [Mexican] criminal organizations.
Senate Hearings (1999)
Senator Dianne Feinstein: "And are not the Amezcua brothers responsible for the establishment of the mainstream methamphetamine market in the United States?"
 Donnie Marshal. DEA Acting Administrator: "Yes, that's correct, they are. They in a sense were the ones that started it all."