Photo: U.S. Border Patrol During the days leading up to Governor Greg Abbott’s border briefing to former President Donald Trump in Weslaco, Texas, Customs and Border Protection officers and Border Patrol agents seized more than $2.5 million in street value worth of cocaine, methamphetamine, and marijuana in the Rio Grande Valley.
At Wednesday’s briefing Texas Department of Public Safety Director, Colonel Steven McCraw told President Trump about the threat an open border poses to residents across America. Texas DPS Director Steve McCraw briefs former President Donald Trump during a tour of the Texas Border. (Photo: Randy Clark/Breitbart Texas) “If you have a drug problem anywhere in the country, you have a border problem,” McCraw told the former president. “If it’s cocaine, methamphetamine, fentanyl, and heroin, the Mexican cartels own it, plain and simple.”
His words rang true during a week that saw numerous seizures at border ports of entry and in cities across the Rio Grande Valley. For the Border Patrol, agents routinely seize approximately 43 percent of all cross-border illicit-drug seizures in the United States. In one 12-hour period during the week of Trump’s visit, Border Patrol agents seized more than $1 million in marijuana being smuggled across the Rio Grande River in just three failed attempts.
On Tuesday, Border Patrol Agents seized nearly $500,000 worth of marijuana in two separate seizures in less than an hour in Rio Grande City, Texas. On the same day, just north of Roma, Texas, 20 drug mules carrying 14 bundles of marijuana abandoned their […]
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