by oldedude on March 2, 2023 2:42 pm
I will give the mother the benefit of the doubt and assume that she didn't realize that fentanyl is NOT being hauled by asylum seekers, refugees and migrants into America over our southern border. Fentanyl is almost entirely smuggled through official ports of entry, hidden in cars and tractor-trailers.
So I'm pretty touchy about this because I'm the one that had to give the dead-guy's close personal effects to the family. I guess once you actually see it, all the blaming all the political cr@p goes out the window. I think WHO was in office then doesn't matter. How about "your son was assassinated because he was a cop, haha. But it wasn't in MY town, haha." That's NOT something to laugh at. Only the most biased sociopath couldn't look past her loss. pedojoe needs to own that he laughed at a grieving mother that just wants her son's back.
That's old information. Because of the crackdown on mail and enforcement at the shipping over half of the fentanyl seized was through the southern border. What used to be many of the "asylum seekers" etcetcetcetcetc... use drug running as partial payment for the cayotes. A more accurate summary is that fentanyl is overwhelmingly smuggled by U.S. citizens almost entirely for U.S. citizen consumers. Sorry
Under pressure from the U.S., Chinese suppliers have had difficulty sending the pills straight to America, experts said. However, those suppliers have come up with an alternative plan that includes more pit stops.
Investigators said Chinese drug suppliers send the ingredients to make fentanyl to cartels in Mexico. After creating the fentanyl, either in raw powder or pill form, the cartels would ship them across the border in trucks, according to investigators.
Last year more than 11,000 pounds of fentanyl made its way into the U.S. and more than half of it came right through the border of Mexico and San Diego, according to investigators. That was more than double the amount of fentanyl seized at the border compared to 2020, investigators said.
The success rate with the southern border is much better than the POE. It's much easier to get in to Mexico to begin with, and they don't have to figure out how to get it off eh US POE. It comes through, it's mixed, pressed, and distributed. Easy peasy.
A new government report out Tuesday details how opioid trafficking in the United States has changed in recent years, with Mexico now a “dominant source” of the country’s fentanyl supply and synthetic opioids rapidly saturating drug markets.
In its report, the federal Commission on Combating Synthetic Opioid Trafficking – a bipartisan group of US lawmakers, experts and officials from federal departments and agencies – warns that if the US does nothing to change its response to the new challenges, more American lives will be lost.
“This is one of our most-pressing national security, law enforcement, and public health challenges, and we must do more as a nation and a government to protect our most precious resource ― American lives,” said Republican Sen. Tom Cotton of Arkansas and Democratic Rep. David Trone of Maryland, the commission’s co-chairs, in a letter included in the report.
From June 2020 to May 2021, fentanyl and synthetic opioids accounted for roughly two-thirds of the more than 100,000 deaths in the US from drug overdoses, the report found. The fatalities were mostly among Americans ages 18 to 45.
Fentanyl, a type of synthetic opioid, has been the “primary driver” of the US opioid epidemic and is 50 times more potent than heroin, according to the report. It found that while 70% to 80% of fentanyl that federal authorities seized between roughly 2014 to 2019 had come from China, Mexico is now the “dominant source” of fentanyl in the US.
Fentanyl is trafficked principally by land across the US’ southern border with Mexico, though cartels have also increased use of the US Postal Service, the report said.
More on how it's getting to the US. Although there are many Asian gangs street selling drugs, the source almost always links back to cartels.
Mexican drug cartels are taking advantage of the chaotic influx of migrants at the US southern border to smuggle thousands of pounds of deadly fentanyl into the country, experts say.
“Border patrol agents are too busy dealing with the influx of migrants, and are not really focused on looking for fentanyl,” Robert Almonte, a Texas-based security consultant and former deputy chief of the El Paso Police Department, told The Post. “Border agents are not getting the support they need from the federal government to stop the flow of fentanyl, which is killing thousands of Americans.”
Even the drug coming through POEs are generally cartel owned drugs.
During her opening statement, Anne Milgram: administrator at the Drug Enforcement Administration at the U.S. Department of Justice told the committee that the Sinaloa and Jalisco cartels in Mexico are responsible for the majority of the fentanyl being trafficked into the country. The DEA is prioritizing "defeating" the two cartels, Milgram said, explaining that the Sinaloa and Jalisco "dominate the entire, global fentanyl supply chain."
More than 90 percent of the 10,000 pounds of fentanyl seized in fiscal 2021 occurred at legal border entry points in California and Arizona –—areas where roughly 30 percent of migrants are entering the US, according to CBP statistics.
Meanwhile, In areas like New Mexico and Texas, where border agents are overwhelmed with nearly 70 percent of migrant entries, there have been fewer seizures — less than 5 percent — of the deadly synthetic opioid, experts told The Post.