They had the drugs hidden under the floorboards of a tractor-trailer which was hauling cucumbers while trying to cross the Mexican border at Nogales. A drug-sniffing dog was used to catch the smugglers and find the drugs. Tucker Carlson spoke of the story on his show.
“Well, the U.S. border patrol has made the biggest fentanyl bust in history. An enormous amount, enough fentanyl to kill—they estimate—57 million people. That’s more than the combined population of the states of Illinois, New York, and Pennsylvania. It’s a lot,” Carlson stated.
“We got our hands on an internal memo from U.S. Customs and Border Patrol that details this bust. The biggest fentanyl seizure in U.S. history. According to the memo, four days ago in Nogales, Arizona, at the port of entry, CBP officers stopped a tractor-trailer crossing the U.S.-Mexico border into the U.S. with enough fentanyl to kill 57 million people. That’s plenty of fatal doses to wipe out the entire populations of Texas, Arizona, and New York state combined.” said Fox News Correspondent Hillary Vaughn.
“The shipment was referred to secondary, where an intensive examination revealed the contraband concealed within the trailer floor,” CBP said in a report. Authorities said it was driven by a 26-year-old man who was arrested and charged with possessing drugs with the intent to distribute them.
“They found this under the floor of the trailer. They found 114 kilograms of fentanyl. According to the DEA, just two milligrams is considered a lethal dose. They also grabbed 179 kg of methamphetamine and one gram of fentanyl in pill form. The street value for the fentanyl was over $102 million. The CBP officers arrested the smuggler, a Mexican national who attempted to drive the drugs across the border. The suspect was a part of the DHS’ trusted traveler program called FAST, that stands for free and secure trade for commercial vehicles. The program started after 9/11.”
The Chinese produce fentanyl and sell it to the U.S., but Mexico is actually the primary manufacturer of the drug. I’m sure Mexican cartels are getting their hands on it easily and it’s being smuggled here.
Just think, this is just one shipment. There has been so much missed and we know this because of how much fentanyl is already here. Plus, the person who was moving this into the country has a lot of money already to be able to acquire so much of the drug. How do you think he got it?
This drug bust comes just as President Trump is trying to secure the funding for the border wall for national security purposes. It would also put a stop to a lot of the drug and human trafficking going on here. The Democrats call the wall “immoral,” but what about stopping drug cartels from bringing the drugs here? That is immoral because fentanyl killed approximately 28,400 Americans in 2017.