Increased methamphetamine seizures on US-Mexico border

US border forces have seized 59 tons of methamphetamine in the first 10 months of the fiscal year between October 2019 and August 2020. This is 1.5 times the amount seized in 2019 and six times as much as was seized in 2014. The increased seizures follow the launch of ‘Operation Crystal Shield’, which has placed US enforcement resources in 8 areas along the Mexican border where high levels of methamphetamine seizures were reported in 2019.