Massive Drug Bust At The Border Is A Wake Up Call For America
Our Southern Border Border Patrol just seized half a ton of Fentanyl at the border. It's great that they were able to stop this deadly drug from entering our country, and of course, Dems are saying this proves the crisis is not as bad as conservatives claim. But that would be a lie, in fact, it points towards the opposite. Just look at how much was seized compared to prior years.
"CBP seized 1,060 pounds of the deadly drug in June. That is the highest amount seized since December and a 12% increase overall from May, when 948 pounds were seized. Comparatively, it is higher than 713 pounds seized in June 2020, and the 293 pounds seized in June 2019.
It means that so far in FY2021, with three months remaining, there have been 8,507 pounds of the drug seized, compared to 4,776 in all of FY 2020.
Fentanyl, an opioid for pain treatment, is between 50 and 100 times more potent than morphine. According to the CDC, more than 36,000 people died from overdoses involving synthetic opioids like fentanyl in 2019.
However, drug seizures overall actually decreased by 30% from May. So far this fiscal year there have been 504,935 pounds of drugs seized compared to 828,658 in all of FY 2020."
"They have enough fentanyl just seized in June to kill hundreds of millions of people, almost 70% of our country based on just June, the fentanyl that’s coming in," Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said."
The Border Patrol has been doing its best to stop drugs from crossing our border. It is great that they have seized over 1000lbs of Fentanyl just this month, and we should be happy about their effort to keep Americans safe. But we still have a border crisis and the Border Patrol is still very much over-burdened. They can't even stop all of the migrants that are crossing illegally anymore. So that means we are likely about to be innodated with drugs here in the states. For every drug mule/smuggler caught, there are numerous getting through unhindered. But as long Dems get the extra voters, they are not going to care about a minor issue like the welfare of Americans.