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Attorney General: Attention Shifts from Tiny Meth Labs to Mexican Traffickers

NASHVILLE, TN - U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales says there's been a change in strategy in battling meth.

He said federal law enforcement agents have switched their focus from cracking down on small-scale domestic meth cooking to trying to break up more organized Mexican meth production and distribution cells.

Gonzales spoke in Nashville to an annual training meeting for DARE, a law enforcement anti-drug program.

He said state and federal laws designed to limit access to household items used to make meth have succeeded.  They've clamped down on the number of what he called "small, toxic meth labs" in the United States.

But Gonzales said trafficking into the country is up.

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