It’s a scary day to be in America, as a terrifying new drug is making its way across the border and into the homes of everyday people. What’s the cartel’s drug of choice? Fentanyl. And law enforcement officers have collected more of it at the border than heroin this year. This is the only time this has happened in the history of the United States, too.
Customs and Border Protection in the U.S. announced that over 11,000 pounds of the terrifying new drug were seized over the fiscal year of 2021, and only 5,400 heroin pounds were seized in the same amount of time. Other drugs that were seized over the year include over 319,000 pounds of marijuana, over 190,000 of meth, 97,638 of cocaine and 10,848 of ketamine.
For the 2022 fiscal year, the government has already seized 2,158 lbs. of fentanyl, compared to a mere 277 lbs. of heroin.
To add insult to injury, not only did we see the highest amount of fentanyl seizures ever recorded, but overdoses inside the U.S. hit massive new highs this year. This means that transnational criminal organizations are experiences substantial success in pushing their lethal products to the general public.
A DEA investigation conducted in 2021 found a direct link between overdose deaths from fentanyl, and criminal drug networks located in Mexico.
Mexican drug networks are using the perfect tool for drug trafficking to locate their victims: the smartphone. And everyone has one. They use social media platforms on their phones to flood America with the deadly drug. Social media has made it easy as pie for drug dealers to discover victims and feed the nation’s overdose epidemic.
To give you an idea of just how bad this is, because May 2020 and May 2021 over 100,000 Americans died from drug overdoses, likely due to the never-ending stream of fentanyl that is flooding into the country from our Southern border.
Deaths due to Fentanyl overdoses have more than doubled just since 2019, according to the CDC. It’s now the #1 killer of adults in American between the ages of 18-45, which is more than suicide, car accident and COVID.
This is a national emergency, and Biden and his team of cronies need to do something about our border before it’s too late.
Author: Jerry Lucas