DEA says meth is to blame for Albuquerque’s crime crisis

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.-  Officials with the Drug Enforcement Administration claim meth from Mexico is to blame for Albuquerque’s violent crime and homicide rate.

By KOB’s count, there’s been at least 56 murders in 2020.

“Drugs do play a big part in driving violent crime,” said Kyle Williamson, the DEA’s special agent in charge of the El Paso division which oversees New Mexico and parts of west Texas.

Williamson told KOB 4 the DEA has brought in additional agents from El Paso to help combat drug trafficking and reduce violence.