Record-breaking meth haul made in California, says DEA


The US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) have seized their largest-ever domestic haul of methamphetamine – more than 1,000kg (2,200 pounds). The drugs were found during raids just outside of Los Angeles this month. Another federal agency intercepted an even larger amount of meth at a San Diego port the week before. The two hauls are “enough to provide a dose of meth, for every man, woman, and child in the United States and Mexico”, a DEA chief said on Wednesday.

Timothy Shea, the acting agency administrator, told a press conference that the latest seizure came from two apparent stash houses in the Moreno Valley and Perris. Officials also found 400kg of cocaine. They said the drugs had been stuffed inside dozens of duffel bags, which were ready for distribution. In the prior raid, US Customs and Border Protection officials – acting on information from the DEA – recovered almost 1,400kg of meth at the Otay Mesa Port of Entry in San Diego. They also discovered heroin, fentanyl powder and pills laced with fentanyl – all disguised in a lorry delivering medical supplies from Mexico.(BBC)…[+]