(NewsReady.com) – US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) serves a singular purpose: to keep America safe. One of the ways it does so is by keeping dangerous drugs out of the country. Recently, Border Patrol agents made a massive drug bust at the southern border.
On August 5, agents at the Otay Mesa Port of Entry in San Diego encountered a tractor-trailer hauling household goods. The agents conducted an intensive search of the vehicle, including using imaging and K9s, when they discovered thousands of pounds of drugs.
The Border Patrol agents discovered 414 packages of fentanyl powder weighing 127 pounds and 5,528 pounds (roughly 2.8 tons) of meth. It was the largest seizure of meth along the border in history.
"This is the largest methamphetamine drug-smuggling seizure along the southwest border to date." https://t.co/nzyDWyW0wn
— Del Mar-CV Patch (@DelMarCVPatch) August 12, 2021
Meth can have devastating effects on its users. People who use the drug can become violent, experience psychotic disturbances for years after they quit, or they could die from an overdose while using.
Fentanyl, the other drug seized, is not something we want in America, either. Small doses of the drug have killed people, and not just the ones who actively use it. The San Diego County Sheriff’s Department recently released a video of bodycam footage of a deputy collapsing after fentanyl exposure.
Border Patrol agents are literally saving the lives of Americans each and every day by keeping dangerous drugs off the street. It’s a shame President Joe Biden doesn’t support them in the way they deserve.
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