Texas GOP Gov. Greg Abbott is sounding the alarm on the scary increase in the amount of Fentanyl that has been caught at the U.S.-Mexico border.
During an interview on Fox News, Abbott said the Biden administration may be sitting on their hands, but said Texas would be taking major action to secure the border and combat the flow of drugs into the country.
“I don’t know if Secretary Mayorkas and the Biden administration either don’t have a clue what’s going on or they are purposefully misleading their fellow Americans, because here are the numbers,” Abbott said.
“On the national level about the Border Patrol, they apprehended this last month — in April, more than 170,000 people. That is a tenfold increase over the prior April where they apprehended about 17,000 people,” he said.
Abbott was referring to data released by Customs and Border Protection that showed April was the second consecutive month in which border agents encountered more than 170,000 illegal immigrants.
“But I gotta tell you, Steve, there’s something else — a new dynamic about what’s going on at the border that Americans need to know about, and that is increased apprehension of fentanyl coming across the border. Yes, there may be people coming across the border but dangerous drugs are coming across the border,” he said.
“For your audience who may not know, two milligrams of fentanyl is a fatal dose. And so, know this: We had almost [an] 800 percent increase April over April of the amount of fentanyl that has been apprehended by the Texas Department of Public Safety,” he said.
“We have obtained enough fentanyl coming across the border to kill every single person in the state of New York,” he said.
Data released last month by CBP indicated that border agents have seen a 233 percent increase in the amount of fentanyl seized at the southern border compared to last year, Fox News reported over the first three months of the year.
According to CBP, 639 pounds of fentanyl were seized in March, up from 245 pounds in March 2020.
If drug seizures at the US-Mexico border maintain their pace for the remaining 5 months of fiscal 2021, by September 30:
* Fentanyl would increase 130% over 2020
* Cocaine would increase 57%
* Heroin would increase 2%
* Meth would stay the same
* Marijuana would decline 45% pic.twitter.com/ZbK2G3bRS3
— Adam Isacson (@adam_wola) May 14, 2021
Fentanyl smuggled in… burritos? 🌯
Yesterday, Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents seized $60K worth of fentanyl pills hidden inside burritos after a K9 alerted to a vehicle at an immigration checkpoint.
— CBP (@CBP) March 31, 2021
Through the first three months of the year, CBP reported that it had seized more than a ton of the drug, snaring 2,098 pounds of fentanyl. In the first quarter of 2020, 629 pounds were seized.
According to newly released data, a whopping 178,622 were stopped by federal law enforcement at the U.S.-Mexico border who were trying to illegally enter the country.
That number is the highest amount in more than two decades.
The April total is up 3% from 172,331 in March, which was a 20-year high for the number of people who tried to get into the United States by sneaking over between land crossings or were denied entry at border checkpoints.
Here’s the most terrifying stat of all: In 2020, only 459,000 migrants were apprehended trying to illegally enter the U.S.
In the 2021 fiscal year alone, nearly 750,000 people have been encountered trying to enter the U.S. from Mexico.
Texas Republican Attorney General Ken Paxton is always suing Biden’s administration for allegedly releasing Covid-infected illegal aliens into the United States.
According to Breitbart, Immigration and Customs Enforcement have carried out 75% fewer “priority” arrests, and arrests the Biden administration deems “non-priority” cut by over 80% to the same time frame in 2020.
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