In our continuing coverage of activity along the U.S.-Mexico border, CIR reporters Andrew Becker and G.W. Schulz and news applications developer Michael Corey answered your questions on reddit during our first Ask Me Anything. Read some of the highlights and links to some great resources that came up during Thursday’s chat.
Andrew Becker, G.W. Schulz and Michael Corey of the CIR staff will answer your questions about the U.S.-Mexico border Thursday in a Reddit AMA.
The Center for Investigative Reporting is releasing findings from our deep look into which drugs are crossing the 2,000-mile border that separates the United States from Mexico.
An enforcement scorecard greets motorists at the U.S. Border Patrol’s Falfurrias, Texas, checkpoint. Local authorities in Brooks County say they can no longer afford to prosecute checkpoint drug cases that the federal government declines to take.G.W. Schulz/The Center for Investigative Reporting The Border Patrol makes its presence known in Falfurrias, Texas. The Rio Grande Valley […]
There’s only one word for the number of pounds of marijuana seized by the U.S. Border Patrol and at U.S. ports of entry: high.
How we turned 17 million pounds of seized pot into a giant flying joint After weeks of poring over 128,000 drug seizure records released to The Center for Investigative Reporting by U.S. Customs and Border Protection, there were lots of facets to run down on four types of drugs, but it was clear there was one […]
From snake-oil patent medication to Wall Street boardrooms, cocaine is a drug with a distinct hold on America’s consciousness.
While marijuana and cocaine mostly are trafficked through Border Patrol checkpoint stations, meth enters in large quantities through the much busier ports. And the problem keeps growing.
Mexico is ramping up its opium production, making the supply more available in the United States and causing the government to pay attention.