Shocking new reports coming from the US-Mexico border allege that violent drug cartels are using the recent caravans of Central American migrants to smuggle dangerous narcotics into the United States.
According to federal CBP officials, the cartels use the massive numbers of migrants to overwhelm and confuse agents, enabling them to push their product – which includes heroin, fentanyl, cocaine, and methamphetamines, onto US streets.
Border Patrol agents have reported that the large groups of migrants have made it difficult to effectively catch drug smuggling attempts at the porous southern border.
For months, the issue of border security has left lawmakers in the US bitterly divided, leading to a partial government shutdown and an ongoing atmosphere of tension in DC.
While Border Patrol and other law enforcement agencies continue to request the construction of President Trump’s planned border barrier, Democrats, at the behest of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, remain adamantly opposed to funding security increases.
From Dan Bongino
The migrant caravans inundating the United States are being used by cartel members to smuggle drugs into the country, according to a Washington Times report.
The large groups of migrants often overwhelm Border Patrol agents, allowing drug gangs to take advantage of the situation and ship drugs across the border while agents remain occupied providing humanitarian aid to the illegal immigrants.
A Customs and Border Protection official said, “They’re using these large groups to facilitate the crossing of narcotics because they know they’ve tied up a large percentage of our manpower.”
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