Laredo CBP Officers Seize Over $10 Million Worth Of Cartel Meth, Cocaine, & Pot On Border

I spent several months this year & last filming on the border in areas where the Mexican drug cartels are highly active. They continue to transport tons of these poisons into our country with zero regard for the lives lost due to addiction or violence.

When I was 19 I escaped a cartel-supplied gang. They are ruthless, barbaric people. This election will determine whether we have strong enforcement of our laws on the border vs lax. President Trump is dedicated to keeping us safe from dangerous cartels. Your vote could save thousands of lives.

Customs and Border Protection is reporting:

“LAREDO, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Laredo Port of Entry seized hard narcotics valued at $10.1 million in four separate, unrelated enforcement actions at the World Trade Bridge.

“International trade continues to show extraordinary growth, causing illicit drug traffickers to become bold in their attempts to smuggle contraband through commercial supply chains,” said Acting Port Director Andrew Douglas, Laredo Port of Entry.

The first enforcement action occurred on Monday, September 21st when CBP officers assigned to the cargo facility encountered a truck manifesting a fifth wheel boom from Mexico. The 2004 Ford F-150 and shipment were referred for a canine and non-intrusive imaging system inspection, resulting in the discovery of 24 packages containing 59.17 pounds of alleged cocaine discovered within the shipment. The narcotics have an estimated street value of $456,280.

Looking into a suburb of cartel-controlled Juarez, Mexico near El Paso during my visit to the border earlier this year. Drug smuggling paths can be seen

Later that evening, CBP officers referred a 2010 International tractor hauling a shipment of foam chips for a secondary inspection. Following a canine and x-ray inspection, CBP officers discovered a total of 130 packages containing 3,186.56 pounds of alleged marijuana within the shipment. The narcotics have an estimated street value of $637,305.

In a remote location on the border in Arizona during my visit last year. No real wall here. My guide warned me that armed cartel scouts were probably watching us

The third narcotics interception took place on Tuesday, September 22nd when CBP officers referred a 1999 Ford F-550 carrying a shipment of brake parts for a secondary inspection. CBP officers examined the shipment utilizing a canine and non-intrusive imaging system examination, resulting in the discovery of 200 packages containing 448.59 pounds of alleged methamphetamine concealed within the shipment. The narcotics have an estimated street value of $ 8,971,840.

The fourth seizure occurred later that evening, when CBP officers referred a 2009 International trailer and its shipment of car parts for a secondary inspection. Officers examined the merchandise utilizing a canine and non-intrusive imaging system examination, resulting in the discovery of two packages containing 2.16 pounds of alleged methamphetamine concealed within the shipment. The narcotics have an estimated street value of $43,210.

The narcotics combined have an estimated street value of $10,108,635.

CBP officers seized the narcotics. The cases were turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement-Homeland Security Investigations (ICE-HSI) special agents for further investigation.”

Jeff Rainforth is a freelance photographer & news editor covering events on the US/Mexico border, and riots & unrest in Democrat-run cities.
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Jeff covers border news in the US and has traveled around the world documenting the border walls of other countries. He embedded with Hong Kong protesters covering their fight for freedom against the Chinese Communist Party, and regularly films inside of riots in Democrat-run cities in the United States. He is also the editor of Right Wing News. Jeff did a special 2nd Amendment project for Navy SEAL Rob O'Neill who killed Bin Laden, and he was the national rally organizer to free Marine Sgt. Tahmooressi from the Mexican prison. He is chairman emeritus of Ross Perot’s Reform Party of California, and a former candidate for governor. He wrote for former war correspondent & Breitbart contributor, Pat Dollard, and headed up his 30 person research team. Mr. Rainforth also wrote for the Wayne Dupree Show. Jeff is a two-time nominee for the prestigious Blog Bash Award for best activism for organizing the national movement to form a select committee on Benghazi, and for his role as the national rally organizer to free Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi from Mexican imprisonment. Jeff appears in Sgt. Tahmooressi's mother's book, "When Light Prevails."

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