Meth being smuggled into California as liquid

Meth being smuggled into California as liquid

Illegal drug methamphetamine or meth is being smuggled into California and other states of the U. S. in liquid form. In order to dodge border agents and traffic officers, smugglers are dissolving the drug into a solution and transporting it into California and others states from Mexico in plastic detergent containers and tequila bottles.

Later, meth cooks convert the liquid drug into crystals, the most sought-after type of the drug on the street. Police officers admit that it was not possible for them to determine how much meth is crossing the border in liquid form, but it is a matter of fact that smuggling of the drug into California has increased steeply in the past few years.

Mike Prado, an agent in charge of the Fresno office of the U. S. Department of Homeland Security Investigation, said that law enforcement agencies was always on the search for ways used for smuggling meth.

Speaking on the increasing nuisance, Prado said, "We've become better at detecting certain things, and when they catch on to that, they modify their methods."

Last month, police arrested two men in San Bernardino who were working in a conversion lab. The officers also seized 206 pounds of crystal meth and 250 gallons of liquid that could be converted into nearly 1,250 pounds of crystals of the drug. Valued at $7.2 million, the drug was allegedly smuggled from Mexico.

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