In 2012, methamphetamine from Mexico accounted for up to 80 percent of all meth used in the United States.
88 percent of the meth from Mexico is considered “pure”, which leads to a more intense and longer-lasting high. In 2007, the purity of meth from Mexico was 39 percent. The price for a gram of meth was $290 in 2007, and dropped 69 percent to $90 in 2012.
In 2007, law enforcement agencies seized 4,000 pounds of meth on the border between the United States and Mexico. In 2011, the amount increased to 16,000 pounds of meth.
Mexican Drug Cartels are estimated to make up to $5 Billion from meth production.
Source: “Mexican drug cartels flood U.S. with cheap meth,” Dallas Morning News, October 11, 2012.