Seizures of the extremely lethal drug Fentanyl at the border are up nearly 300% compared to this time last year.
Fox News reports:
Customs and Border Protection (CBP) statistics show that 951 pounds of the deadly drug – which can be fatal in tiny amounts – were seized at the southern border in May. That is the highest amount seized since December 2020, and a slight increase over April, when 886 pounds were seized.
However, it is another month that is significantly higher than the amount seized compared to the same time last year. In May 2020, just 240 pounds of the drug were seized.
There have now been 7,450 pounds of fentanyl apprehended during Fiscal Year (FY) 2021, with four months still to go, dwarfing the 4,776 pounds apprehended in the entirety of FY 2020.
Earlier this month, CBP issued a press release describing a “busy week” seizing fugitives and drugs in El Paso. Officers seized more than 190 pounds of methamphetamine, 29 pounds of cocaine, 23 pounds of fentanyl, 42 pounds of marijuana in one week.
The increase in drug trafficking is yet another indicator of the far-reaching effects of Biden’s border crisis.