A Police sweep last Saturday saw the arrest of six low-level members of the Arellano Félix Organization, also known as the Tijuana Cartel.
El Diario reports that in addition to the arrests of the three men and women, officials found a small amount of cocaine and ten kilograms –approximately 100,000 doses—of crystal meth, or cristal, as it is known in Mexico.
Methamphetamine production has skyrocketed recently due to an increased demand both in the United States and domestically. According to the US Department of Justice, Mexico has become the number one source of crystal meth in the United States, and Mexican authorities have seized more methamphetamine labs in 2009 than in the past five years combined.
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