AG Barr: ‘Decisive Action Needed in Mexico’ Against Cartels

AG Barr: ‘Decisive Action Needed in Mexico’ Against Cartels


The highest-ranking U.S. law enforcement official is laying direct blame on the Mexican cartels for the recent surge in methamphetamine. By naming specific cartels, the attorney general marks a coming evolution in Washington’s stance.

U.S. Attorney General Bill Barr:

Now, Methamphetamine is manufactured on an industrial scale by two major Mexican cartels in Mexico: Sinaloa, and CJNG. It comes across the border via a distribution network where it goes initially to multiple large cities in the U.S. fewer than 12, from there it is broken down and distributed throughout the country.

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On September 10, the newly appointed Acting Administrator of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Timothy Shea, accompanied by Attorney General Barr, announced that in a span of six months, Operation Crystal Shield conducted: 750 investigations; 1,840 arrests; the seizure of more than 28,560 pounds of methamphetamine; $43.3 million in drug proceeds; and 284 firearms.

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