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$22 Million Worth of Cocaine Confiscated by Border Patrol; Suspects Flee to Mexico Across Open Border

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Thursday, Border Patrol agents confiscated 700 pounds of cocaine near Brownsville, Texas, along the U.S. southern border with Mexico where there is no physical barrier halting illegal entry.

“Customs and Border Protection said the suspects were seen loading ‘bundles of narcotics’ into an off-road-style utility vehicle outside of Garciasville, a city in Texas up against the river,” according to a Washington Examiner report. “The suspects, apparently aware they had been seen, were able to ‘abruptly’ drive the vehicle into the river and escape into Mexico, CBP said.”

The cocaine had a street value of $22.5 million, according to the report.

If only there was some sort of barrier that could be erected in such places along the southern border to impede the flow of such undesirables from entering our nation with impunity. Oh wait. There is. It’s called a border wall, and President Donald J. Trump has been fighting like hell to have one built.

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Without obstruction from Democrats, the party of violent crime and insane immigration policy, the United States might be able to secure its borders, like every other civilized nation on earth. Instead, the federal government shutdown drags on as the political left refuses to give Trump a win, regardless of whether that win would be good for the American people.

“Walls don’t work,” they say, as if you are stupid enough to believe that.

But walls do work. Case in point, see the Washington Examiner story. Would those illegals have been able to drive through a concrete or steel barrier to deliver their shipment of cocaine? Obviously not.

“705 lbs. of cocaine, caltrops, evidence of sophisticated counter surveillance and a splashdown in one encounter are an obvious reminder of the need for more personnel, technology, and infrastructure in the Rio Grande Valley,” acting Chief Patrol Agent Raul Ortiz said, according to the report. “Transnational Criminal Organizations continue to exploit areas along our western corridor that accounts for more than 90 percent of our traffic.”

When will the Democrats stop playing games with border security?


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