BORDER CRISIS? Border Protection Seize 114 Kilos of Fentanyl, Their Largest Bust Ever
Well this seems like the kind of thing we'd call a "border crisis." Border Protection stopped 254 pounds of the highly dangerous drug, fentanyl, at the Mexico/American border. From JournalTimes:
U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials say they have made their biggest fentanyl bust ever, capturing nearly 254 pounds (114 kilograms) of the deadly synthetic opioid in Arizona.
The Nogales CBP Port Director Michael Humphries said Thursday that the drug was seized Saturday from a tractor-trailer carrying produce from Mexico after it was stopped for inspection at the border crossing.
I'd like to note this particular shipment went through the border crossing. And this particular shipment was caught. How many fentanyl shipments are sent through the border not at border crossings? How many shipments of illicit drugs are carried through unprotected areas of the border? Hmm? Don't say I'm paranoid, you know drugs come through the border where there is no border patrol.
Authorities say illicit fentanyl in recent years has become the biggest source of fatal overdoses in the United States.
Also, 254 pounds of fentanyl has the potential to kill 57 million people. Kind of seems like a problem. Not as bad CEOs turned maybe presidential candidates failing the Price is Right game. But close.
Will a border wall solve the problem entirely? No. Will it likely help? Yes. Remember the leftist talking point of "If it only saves one life" then we should do something? Okay. How about a wall to save lives from illicit drug overdoses? Related: Chuck Schumer Admits Shutdown Cost Twice as Much as Border Wall and CNN Refused a Local News Report Because the Reporter Was Pro-Border Wall.