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Report: 99% of pot and meth comes from Mexico

November 26, 2016  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Report: 99% of pot and meth comes from Mexico

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A recent report indicated nearly all of the marijuana and the methamphetamine that are seized in the United States come from Mexico. Most illicit drugs are smuggled through Texas’ Rio Grande Valley and across Arizona’s border.

The Rio Grande Valley has been referred to as ground zero for the influx of human smuggling by the Gulf Cartel. In addition to overwhelming the Texas border with millions of pounds of weed, the cartel has been smuggling hundreds of thousands of illegals across the border through areas believed to be under their control.

The move has even enabled the criminal group to overwhelm the law enforcement and detention capabilities of the government.

The new statistics on the drugs arriving almost entirely from Mexico come from Drugabuse.com, an advocacy group. The estimates are based on figures and statistics from U.S. Customs and Border Protection, as well as the DEA and FBI.


The new report was initially published this week in the Washington Examiner.

According to the stats, from 2012 to 2015 the Rio Grande Valley Sector intercepted 2.9 million pounds of marijuana, a number that surpasses the hundreds of thousands of pounds of all the other sectors, except Tucson.

The Tuscon Sector, which is known as one of the main smuggling routes of the infamous Sinaloa cartel, has seized 3.9 million pounds of marijuana.

Despite the unbelievable number of seized illicit drugs, cartels continue to transport large volumes into the U.S., the report indicates.

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