New figures have revealed a 300 percent increase in methamphetamine seizures along the California-Mexico border from 2009 to 2014.
The U.S. Customs and Border Protection's San Diego office seized 14,732 pounds of meth during the 2014 fiscal year, according to The San Diego Union-Tribune. San Diego alone was responsible for 63 percent of all meth seizures in the U.S.
And just how did the smugglers attempt to get the drugs across the border? The Union-Tribune reports that authorities found meth under smugglers' clothes, hidden in food cans, or disguised in liquid form as gas or windshield washer fluid.
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