The National Guard’s border deployment led to 23,034 arrests, 35,000 pounds of drugs seized.
Marijuana accounted for the vast majority of the drugs seized with the aid of National Guard troops, more than 34,600 pounds. But they also helped seize 526 pounds of methamphetamine, 47 pounds of heroin, and 18 pounds of cocaine according to the Washington Examiner.
The Democrats & some Republicans need to take a better look to what’s going on in our border.
It is a disgrace they don’t think this is a Nat’l. Emergency.
— Chucky (@chucky2_chuck) March 12, 2019
National Guard troops helped with the arrest of 23,034 illegal immigrants and the seizure of more than 35,000 pounds of drugs in the roughly six months they were deployed to the border in fiscal 2018, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
The more than 23,000 people arrested were “deportable” noncitizens, DHS said. The operation, dubbed “Guardian Support,” also led federal law enforcement to more than 6,100 people who were later turned back, the data said.
Because guardsmen are military personnel and not law enforcement officers, they cannot apprehend people. CBP officers and Border Patrol agents apprehended thousands as a result of guardsmen who were monitoring cameras, flying helicopters, and piloting planes.
Troops are providing support from the air, surveillance backup, and assistance with infrastructure projects such as vegetation clearing and road maintenance, not including border wall construction. Guardsmen can also be used to free up agents to leave their desks and get back out to the field.
The troops monitoring remote video surveillance systems have then been able to report sightings to a greater field of agents, and thus the number of apprehensions has increased, officials have said. More
During the last 6-month deployment of the @NationalGuard to support the @CBP and Border Patrol mission, troops assisted with the arrest of 23,034 illegal immigrants and the seizure of more than 35,000 pounds of drugs.
This is a national emergency. https://t.co/UXOGxPKxYe
— The White House (@WhiteHouse) March 13, 2019
23,034 potential Democrat voters arrested and 25000 lbs of drugs seized this is not good for the Democrats but it’s great for America.
That’s a very impressive haul of illegal immigrants and drugs in only 6 months but Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi would have you believe that there’s no real national emergency. Just think about all of the illegals and drugs that weren’t seized.