The U.S. Border Patrol recently reported the arrest of an illegal alien from Mexico trying to sneak $19 million in methamphetamine across the border and into Texas.
According to Breitbart News, Rio Grande Valley Sector Customs and Border Protection officers involved searched a tractor-trailer rig at the Pharr International Bridge linking Texas and Mexico.
On August 7, the Border Patrol officers patrolling the bridge witnessed a tractor-trailer driving towards the cargo terminal for inspection and entry into our country. The officers instructed the driver, a 29-year-old Mexican national from Reynosa, Tamaulipas, to prepare for inspection.
It didn’t take the CBP long to discover 521 packages that were filled with drugs. Testing proved that the drugs were methamphetamine.
According to the official report, the drugs weighed about 992 pounds and had a total street value of $19,841,000.
“This is another significant strike our officers have made on the methamphetamine smuggling industry,” Port of Hidalgo/Pharr/Anzalduas Port Director Carlos Rodriguez said in a statement. “Large seizures like this one underscore the severity of the drug threat and show that our officers remain fiercely dedicated to upholding our border security mission.”
CBP seized the drugs and the tractor-trailer being used to haul them.
The driver was transferred to ICE Homeland Security Investigations special agents to pump the criminal of information to the traffickers for whom he was working.
Breitbart Texas reporter Jaeson Jones recently said that Mexican cartels are smuggling record amounts of meth across the border. Cartels including the Cartel Jalisco New Generation (CJNG) and the Sinaloa Cartel are behind the biggest operations importing meth into the U.S.
“As of July 2020, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection at the ports of entry have seized more than 118,153 pounds of meth, doubling the record year set in 2019,” Jones wrote this month.
Joe Biden would throw the borders wide open and allow these drug smugglers to simply drive right into the country to spread their deadly cargo without a single U.S. law enforcement agent to stop them.
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