U.S. Customs and Border Protection reported that it seized $12.7 million worth of methamphetamine being smuggled into the United States by a Mexican citizen who hid the drugs among frozen strawberries.
The discovery was made in Pharr, Texas last weekend, where CBP used imaging technology and the drug sniffing dogs President Donald J. Trump referenced in his recent rally to detect the nearly $13 million worth of methamphetamine hidden among frozen strawberries.
According to CBP, the shipment was being driven by a Mexican citizen delivering the strawberries to the United States.
On Feb. 16, CBP officers working at the Pharr-Reynosa International Bridge cargo facility encountered a 42-year-old male Mexican citizen with a commercial shipment of frozen strawberries arriving from Mexico. CBP referred the shipment for further inspection and with the use of all available tools and resources, officers discovered 350 packages of alleged methamphetamine concealed within the trailer. CBP OFO seized 906 pounds of methamphetamine (411 kg) along with the tractor/trailer.
This seizure is another example of the massive crisis at the United States-Mexico southern border. Currently more United States Citizens die each year of drug overdoses than the total number of Americans killed during the military action in Vietnam, something President Trump has pointed out repeatedly.
A great portion of these drugs flow into the United States from the porous southern border, where CBP finds itself overwhelmed, having to monitor both the official ports of entry, and hundreds of miles of unprotected border, where President Trump wants to construct a big, beautiful wall.
Biden Executive Order Terminates Construction of New Border Wall
President Joe Biden signed an executive order halting the construction of new border wall on the southern border in one of his first actions as President.
The order terminates an emergency proclamation that allowed discretion to divert federal funding towards wall construction.
“The proclamation will direct an immediate pause in wall construction projects to allow a close review of the legal basis for the funding, as well as the contract methods being used, and it will determine the best ways to redirect funds that were diverted by the Trump administration to fund wall construction,” said Biden’s National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan.
The termination of wall construction comes as a Central American caravan numbering in the thousands travels through Honduras and Guatemala, with the intention of securing immigration amnesty from President Biden. The leaders of the caravan have cited Biden’s left-wing immigration promises as the imperative for its formation, demanding he honor what they see as promises of admittance.
Drug-cartel human smugglers are already chomping at the bit at the idea of resuming illegal immigration smuggling en masse during Biden’s presidency, assured that they’ll have free reign to infiltrate America’s borders in a manner akin to the state of affairs under previous establishment Presidents.
Biden also signed Trump’s executive order overturning a travel ban from several high-risk nations. Another executive order re-enrolls the United States into the globalist Paris Climate Accords, which mandates strict carbon emissions curbs on the United States without imposing similar requirements on China.
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