President Biden’s incapacity to safe the southern border will result in the deaths of American kids as drug cartels benefit from the nation’s vulnerability, former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo mentioned.
“We have these porous borders. These [drug] cartels figure out … not only how to get into Texas, California and Arizona, but all across the country and build up networks. Our local law enforcement … are under enormous pressure because of the drugs,” Pompeo told John Catsimatidis on his WABC 770 AM radio present in an interview that aired Sunday.
“Kids all across America are going to die as a result of the failure of this Administration to secure that border,” he added.
Pompeo’s feedback come simply days after the Drug Enforcement Agency issued a public safety warning final week about an “alarming increase” in faux prescription drugs containing fentanyl discovered within the US.
The DEA mentioned nearly all of the bogus drugs are manufactured in Mexico from chemical substances provided by China after which smuggled into the US.
It mentioned greater than 9.5 million of the phony drugs have been seized already this 12 months — double the quantity confiscated over the previous two years.
“DEA laboratory testing reveals a dramatic rise in the number of counterfeit pills containing at least two milligrams of fentanyl, which is considered a lethal dose,” the DEA mentioned within the alert.
The federal agency also announced final week that 1.8 million faux drugs containing fentanyl have been seized throughout a two-month-long investigation that led to 810 arrests.
The drugs with the lethal artificial opioid had the potential to kill greater than 700,000 individuals, DEA Administrator Anne Milgram mentioned.
The DEA additionally seized greater than 1,500 kilos of fentanyl powder — or sufficient to make tens of hundreds of thousands of extra drugs.
The Biden administration has struggled to comprise the surge of unlawful immigrants on the southern border after rolling again or ending lots of the immigration insurance policies of former President Donald Trump.
Last month, 1000’s of Haitian refugees crossed the border into the US and settled at a makeshift camp close to Del Rio, Texas.
While many have been deported to Haiti or voluntarily returned to Mexico, roughly 12,400 migrants have been released in the US, Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas mentioned.