FBI Discovered a “Biosecurity Risk” in Airport Luggage From China Back in 2018
Back in late November 2018, a year before the first case of the Chinese flu was identified in Wuhan, China, U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents at Detroit Metro Airport detained a Chinese biologist with three vials labeled “Antibodies” in his luggage.
The biologist informed the agents that a colleague in China had requested him to give the vials to a researcher at a U.S. institute. Upon examining the vials, customs agents reached a shocking conclusion.
“Inspection of the writing on the vials and the stated recipient led inspection personnel to believe the materials contained within the vials may be viable Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) materials,” said an unclassified FBI tactical intelligence report obtained that Yahoo News recently obtained..
“The Weapons of Mass Destruction Directorate assesses foreign scientific researchers who transport undeclared and undocumented biological materials into the United States in their personal carry-on and/or checked luggage almost certainly present a US biosecurity risk,” stated the report. “The WMDD makes this assessment with high confidence based on liaison reporting with direct access.”
The report was released more than two months before the World Health Organization was aware of a number of pneumonia cases in Wuhan that turned out to be the China virus. It’s part of a larger FBI concern about China’s involvement in scientific research in America.
With American federal agencies arresting researchers who were collaborating with Chinese nations under universities’ noses, more questions are being asked about how powerful China’s influence is in America.
President Trump should capitalize on this moment to re-assert national sovereignty and turn immigration reform into a matter of national security.
He can radically change the conversation by placing a moratorium on all migration coming from China.