Sunday, February 16, 2020

Surge in Minnesota drug seizures reflects influence of cartels

Chivis Martinez  Borderland Beat Star Tribune  TY GUS


               BCA forensic scientist Becky Willis measured out a small amount of heroin.

Minnesota law enforcement saw surges in meth, cocaine and heroin seizures last year, more evidence that drug cartels are operating a thriving network from Mexico to the Midwest.

The state’s multijurisdictional Violent Crime Enforcement Teams impounded 1,706 pounds of meth last year, a 49% increase from 2018 and a 625% rise over the past five years, according to data released by the Department of Public Safety this week.

The task forces, designed to target drug and gang crime, confiscated 55 pounds of heroin last year, more than double the amount in 2018, according to the data. They seized 106 pounds of cocaine, an 80% increase from the year prior.


The data reflect a vast shift in drug trafficking in Minnesota over the past two decades. In 2003, during the height of the last meth wave, authorities discovered 410 meth labs in Minnesota. Last year they found only four.

Instead, Mexican cartel organizations have staked their claim here. Minnesota has become a national distribution hub for meth, creating a new epidemic of cheaper and more potent product than ever before.

“Meth is our biggest drug of choice here, and it’s cartel meth,” said U.S. Attorney Erica MacDonald.

31 comments:

  1. Drug use been the same nothing really that crazy most the drug comes from los angels or Washington and texas

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    1. Hahahahahaa... ok brainiac.... except Arizona is the Sinaloa cartel's front yard. And since the Sinaloa cartel has the biggest cartel in Mexico, I think that your demographics are a little bit off

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    2. 10:21am your not paying attention dude
      Have you seen the up take of drugs in Virgina lately Tenn.Kentucky etc Its Everywhere

      Ignorance is Bliss
      And bringing in the raw meth THC oils we now have More home Fires exploding Aptments
      Its getting Worse
      And Spreading like wild fire

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    3. No honestly I use to sell drugs after a change in my life I'm away from it I know from were it comes from how its transported and what gangs are the real pushers out here but oh well I guess you know everything mister

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    4. Ummm, Arizona? Chicago? Texas....??

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    5. 11:53 Arizona was the turf of apache sheriff Joe Arpaio, the former DEA agent who got bitch slapped in Mexico City by a Latino DEA agent for racist comments, arpaio and Sinaloa seem to have been working together since the murder of Kiki Camarena, just like Juarez Cartel of Pablo Acosta was taken over by DFS Commander Rafael Aguilar Guajardo until DFS AGENT Amado Carrillo Fuentes retired him with honors in Cancun...
      Truth be told, US/Mexico drug trafficking has prospered at the shade of shady governments on the US all these years, but private US businessmen and banksters have reaped almost all the benefits.

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  2. Aky los ajustes de cuentaz zon las extrangulaciones y navajeados nothing else, es un desma

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  3. It would be great to have only Minnesota in the crosshairs of drug surge in America. However, there are many states witnessing a spike in drug confiscations. Along with a spike upwards of usage.
    Drugs are not restricted to any one state but nationwide.

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  4. Good for minneshita, they deserve this. Pathetic bastards. I'll bet their muslim congresswoman is in on this.

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    1. She is connected but not in the ways you think AOC is one Evil Evil being
      Its the drugs that is gonna bring us the choas that is needed for them to succeed in certain areas

      Drugs are gonna bring America down
      Not that we all are going to be addicts Its the money they want With money comes The Power
      then the Greed and Egos and crazy ideas Then Fanatics


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    2. Why does BB condone such racist comments to be posted here.
      Clearly advocating the ignorance which has divided Americans nationwide.
      Clearly the rules of commentating need to be addressed. Rather, its rules of conduct.

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    3. Go. Fuck. Yourself.

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  5. Just Say No To Drugs ! In all seriousness, you really gotta be naive as fuck or crazy as fuck to start doing meth. That's not something you jump into right away. The priority here should be to keep it as far as possible from the childrens.

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    1. "From anyone using" should be the appropriate response. This latter approach makes an impact for demand.

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  6. 3:12 Yes such a brilliant idea just say no you and Nancy Reagan are both geniuses. Try reviewing some research and literature—telling a drug addict who has a disease, it’s called addiction, to just say no is like telling an overweight adult to just stop eating and everything will be alright. It’s called drug treatment for a reason.

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    1. Truth to the saying is correct. "Say No To Drugs", is the most effective tool if only applied. Added with a cost effective solution to an overwhelming tax burden upon its citizens with no results.

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    2. 758 due to unforeseen circumstances..Nancy Reagan passed away a while back, sorry to inform you of the bad news.

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    3. 7:46 some shit gets left behind that will never go or die.

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  7. Meth did not exist before your stupid drug war. Its your own fault. Stop it now. Oh, you cannot stop it, well loser now what ? Keep it up that will lead to more bad.

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    1. Meth was being used in past wars by both countries US and Japan. Made and manufactured by government.
      Like aspirin to feel good. This drug was also introduced to the drug market.

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    2. Bayer invented it and sold a lot of it to Hitler,
      cheaper than food and people go for days on it until they won't even get up to pee or crap.

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  8. Have family up in the twin city area alot of money made up there with good jobs so alot of the paisas tiran y usan polvo, thats a big use but the ones that move the drugs come from west coast states.
    Bunch of sleezballs its a good thing the law up there catches them sooner or later.

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  9. That dope is coming in to Minnysoda from the loyal order of moose gang outa Ontario and Manitoba...eh
    Steve Buscemi is smuggling it from Saskatchewan into Fargo as well... dam canadiense eh... amlo proposed paying for a wall between Canada and the USA so he doesn’t lose anymore money to the corrupt mounted police Doobie do Right crak head Rocky and el Bullwinkle ....

    El mentiroso

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  10. more seizures means there is more demand
    minnesotans gettin high
    law enforcement only catches a certain %
    that percentage doesnt change much
    the more they are catching means more is getting by
    the percentage is proly the same only the quantities in kilos is greater
    drug trade here to stay
    law enforcement cant win
    too many users and pushers
    sad

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    1. The whole world seems to have gone mad.
      Drug consumption in the US is visibly everywhere & accessible now than years ago.

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  11. Golfos and Michoacanos up there making noise

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    1. Michoacanos from cjng viagras cds golfo or independent are everywhere

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  12. Just a little over 24 kilos of H and a little over 50 kilos of coke confiscated in a year? That is peanuts almost nothing which means they have some major problems up there, but for real this is the current condition in the us as a whole we are being flooded with purer and cheaper drugs.

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  13. So so true, o remember Chicago 2005-2006 , pure untouched snow coming in by the half ton , up to two tons depending who you were every 60 days, and same time brown and gray powder was ramping up, Mex made.. the snow was s. America just came thru Mex , then the super labs were making meth like 2000 USD for 2.2 lbs in d.f., snow was 7-10k USD and them Brown and grey powders were were 15-20000usd 2.2lbs now fast forward 15 years the synthetic ice and fent caused them Brown and Grey's to cost half of what they were 15 years ago, the snow is like 16k went up because it's easier to cook and smuggle rather than dick around with transport of snow , payment bla bla AND ice Is still about what it was 2000usd , this is Mex prices in USD just think that h epidemic is now only 10k a kg and the synthetic fent is same price .. I just wish I could get some Molly , so much stuff available just the one I want I can't find.. jajaja

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