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Task force targets Chinese shipments of #meth chemicals Via @Travis_Tritten

Task force targets Chinese shipments of #meth chemicals Via @Travis_Tritten

CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa — Eighty white bags of an industrial chemical arrived at Los Angeles International Airport from China in mid-April, bound for central Mexico. The methylamine chloride — weighing nearly 3 tons — could have been used to make pesticides or pharmaceuticals. But U.S. Customs and Border Protection said the shipment was likely headed to Mexican drug traffickers to be manufactured into methamphetamine worth $40 million on the streets of the United States. An explosion in such chemical ingredients from China has made it clear that the U.S. meth problem is no longer just about local police and homemade drug labs in the heartland. A global manufacturing and trafficking network now spans the Pacific, connecting Chinese chemical factories, bloody drug cartels in Mexico and users in the United States, according to defense and drug enforcement officials. Advertisemen...

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