As the Biden Administration continues to neglect the southern border, border patrol agents have seized record numbers of drugs, particularly fentanyl and meth, in Texas and Arizona as cartel activity ramps up and illegal migrants continue to flow into the United States.
Among the drugs seized was the second largest fentanyl bust in American history. On August 22 at the Nogales Port of Entry, border guards stopped an 18-wheeler filled with 1.27 million pills and 104 pounds of cocaine within the floor of the trailer.
Within the floor of the truck, the agents found about 300,000 pills, 13 pounds of heroin, two pounds of fentanyl powder, and 10 pounds of cocaine, according to the Epoch Times.
In addition to this massive seizure, authorities seized 625,000 pills in Nogales, Arizona over Labor Day weekend along with 12,000 rainbow-colored fentanyl pills, 34 pounds of methamphetamine, four pounds of powdered fentanyl, and five pounds of marijuana.
On September 1, agents stationed at the Port of Laredo discovered 545 pounds of cocaine worth $4 million and the same agents recently uncovered $11.8 million worth of cocaine as well.
The nearly $12 million seizure of cocaine was disguised as baby wipes, however, the border patrol was able to catch the smuggler. Upon inspecting the vehicle, agents discovered 1,935 packages of baby wipes containing 1,532.65 pounds of cocaine.
Following the seizure, Port Director Alberto Flores stated that the discovery, “is a prime example of border security management and how it helps prevent dangerous narcotics from reaching our communities.”
So far this year, the border patrol has captured 148,000 pounds of meth, nearly 54,000 pounds of cocaine, 120,000 pounds of marijuana, and nearly 11,000 pounds of fentanyl, according to Customs and Border Patrol Drug Seizure Statistics.
For the month of July alone, the amount of Fentanyl seized increased by 200 percent with more than 2,100 pounds seized that month compared to the 640 pounds seized in June.
While the White House continues to ignore the problems of drug smuggling and human smuggling across the Rio Grande, Americans and migrants suffer. Texas and Arizona are trying their best to alleviate the problem at the border, but it’s the federal government’s responsibility to secure American national security and enact policies that deter the cartels.
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