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In this Sept. 7, 2012, photo a U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration technician holds several pounds of Mexican meth confiscated in the St. Louis area. Methamphetamine has long been a significant problem in the United States, but the DEA says the influx of meth from south of the border is offsetting any gains made against clandestine meth labs in the U.S. DEA statistics show that the Mexican cartels are making the meth more pure, creating a faster and easier high for users, and they�re selling it more cheaply in hopes of creating a new market. Seizures at the border and in several U.S. cities are up sharply.

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