(TargetLiberty.org) – The opioid epidemic has cost America billions of dollars over the last several years. Worse, thousands of people from all walks of life have died as a result of the narcotics. Because of the crisis, law enforcement in both the US and Mexico have teamed up to catch drug traffickers before they get their products on the streets.
On February 5, the Department of Justice announced charges against Mexican Drug Traffickers who conspired to import roughly 100,000 fentanyl pills and 2.5 tons of methamphetamines worth over $90M into the US. According to a press release, the case is related to the seizure of drugs by the Mexican Navy on January 29 in Sinaloa, Mexico.
— New York Post (@nypost) February 6, 2021
US Attorney for the Southern District of NY Audrey Strauss thanked the NYPD, DEA, Mexican Navy and other agencies for helping the investigation. DEA Special Agent in Charge Raymond P. Donovan pledged to continue getting the dangerous drugs off of the streets and protecting American lives.
The drug bust shows just how important it is for the US to remain vigilant. Cartels in Mexico want to flood America’s streets with narcotics, killing people and ripping communities apart. President Joe Biden’s administration must continue former President Donald Trump’s tough policies aimed at keeping drugs off our streets so that more lives can be saved.
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