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Border Patrol Seizes Almost $13 Million Of Mexican Meth Being Smuggled Into USA

The massive shipment of meth was concealed under frozen strawberries.

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Border Patrol 13 Million Meth Strawberries

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.

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From the CBP press release:

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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 was accomplished with the utilization of non-intrusive imaging (NII) equipment along with assistance from CBP (canine teams).

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.

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LOL: Ignorant Blue Checks on Twitter Get Confused After President Trump’s Remark That ‘Coyotes’ are Smuggling Children Across the Border

These people know nothing that is true.

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After President Donald Trump remarked that “coyotes” are smuggling children across the U.S. southern border in yesterday’s presidential debate, verified liberals on Twitter demonstrated their extreme ignorance when it comes to the immigration issue.

Some of the low lights from these clueless Democrats can be seen here:

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Alleged high school shooting victim and gun control spokesman David Hogg showed his lack of basic intelligence on the issue as well:

The incredible ignorance from the Left on the true nature of illegal immigration has resulted in their support for some of the most ghastly and inhumane policies imaginable.

Big League Politics reported on how CBS News painted human traffickers in a positive light because they were flooding the border as part of a planned and well-financed migrant caravan last year:

The Darién Gap, a undeveloped jungle swampland connecting North and South America at the border of Panama and Colombia, is said to be one of the most dangerous places in the Americas. It’s largely overrun by human smugglers, paramilitary organizations, and drug traffickers, and the U.S State Department advises Americans not to travel to the region.

The region’s criminal reputation didn’t stop CBS News from running a sympathetic profile of some of the human smugglers operating in the area on Saturday. CBS’s portrayal of a ‘coyote’ named Emerson Gonzalez Jimenez was unquestioning of his claims that he was offering a generous service to the migrants who sought passage through the Darien Gap to Panama, usually on the way to the United States.

Colombians, Venezuelans, Haitians and even individuals from Asia or Africa commonly hire the services of the smugglers to navigate through the dangerous region. It’s not uncommon for migrants to die during the often-perilous journey, as the Gap poses a threat on account of its wild nature and the criminals known to operate within it.

A Marxist terrorist organization known as FARC, the Spanish-language synonym for Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, has extensively operated in the area. FARC has trafficked and sold a great deal of cocaine destined for the United States, in addition to waging a violent insurgency against the government of Colombia.

The crossing of often helpless and penniless migrants through the Darién Gap poses a humanitarian concern. Migrants are largely powerless at the hands of the coyotes guiding them, and can be easily exploited. Female migrants are often raped or forced into prostitution by smugglers.

Closing the borders would not only keep Americans safe, but it would also stop human trafficking networks from smuggling exploited children across the border.

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