Monday, July 25, 2022

Is America's Immigration Crisis Causing the Fentanyl Epidemic? Enough Fentanyl to Kill 140 Million People Seized on Border in June Alone, and related stories

Is America's immigration crisis causing the fentanyl epidemic?
More black market fentanyl is being seized from drug smugglers at the U.S.-Mexico border than ever before — an indication of just how much of the powerful powdery substance cartels are moving into the United States.
Consequently, U.S. overdose deaths have skyrocketed — all while illegal migration at the southern border soars to the highest levels in U.S. history. Ahead of the midterm elections, Republicans have pointed to both border phenomena as being connected.
"The #BidenBorderCrisis is poisoning our communities by allowing fentanyl to be smuggled across our southern border," the House Republican Conference posted to its 1.3 million followers on Twitter Sunday.
Drug experts, however, point to U.S. consumers hooked on opioids as the driver for the market, a demand that Mexican cartels are eager to supply. While some of the same cartels pushing fentanyl into the country also smuggle people, they do so through different pathways: one through ports of entry and the migrants through the porous points in between.
"Most fentanyl drug smuggling attempts occur at Ports of Entry, which continue to make the large majority of fentanyl seizures along the border," a spokesman for U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the federal agency that inspects incoming goods and people, wrote in an email Wednesday. --->READ MORE HERE
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Enough Fentanyl to Kill 140 Million People Seized on Border in June Alone:
Enough fentanyl to kill 140 million people was seized on the Southern border in the month of June alone, a report from the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) highlights.
The report from FAIR, which is based on data released by the Biden administration, found that over 680 pounds of fentanyl were seized by Border Patrol in the month of June alone.
In addition, 9,371 pounds of cocaine, 104 pounds of heroin, and 13,167 pounds of methamphetamine were also seized by authorities on our Southern border. Meanwhile, the report notes that 107,622 Americans died of drug overdoses in 2021, according to the Center for Disease Control.
Drug peddling was only one type of crime that occurred on the border in June. Border Patrol agents arrested nine gang members, two convicted sex offenders, and a child rapist last month. Human traffickers associated with Mexican drug cartels also left 50 men, women, and children dead in the back of a trailer. --->READ MORE HERE
Follow links below to related stories:

Colorado State Patrol seizes enough fentanyl to kill 25 million people

Texas man found with over 11 pounds of fentanyl inside car battery: police

Operation Lone Star Fights Deadly Fentanyl Crisis Coming Across Border

Mexican prosecutors seize half a million fentanyl pills

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