Drug Cartels Taking Advantage Of Border During Crisis

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Drug cartels and trafficking networks at the southern border are seeking to exploit the coronavirus crisis for their own profit, as the administration is seizing enormous amounts of deadly narcotics, the head of Customs and Border Protection (CBP) told Fox News.

“As for the cartels and drug trafficking networks, we know that there is no ‘day off’ for them,” Acting CBP Commissioner Mark Morgan told Fox News this week. “They continue to exploit the current health pandemic by attempting to move counterfeit products into our country, yet we continue to seize large amounts of dangerous and deadly drugs along our nation’s borders.”

According to CBP figures, overall seizures of the four major drugs — cocaine, fentanyl, heroin and methamphetamine — were all up in April, including a 27 percent increase in methamphetamines, and a four percent increase in fentanyl.

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