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Drug Cartels Fuming at New U.S. Policy Screening 100% of Mexican Cargo Trucks

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  1. Wag more

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    In a major shift from lax Obama-era regulations, the Trump administration is finally allowing customs officers to screen all cargo trucks entering the U.S. from Mexico and sources on both sides of the border tell Judicial Watch Mexican drug cartels are fuming. U.S. Customs and Border Protection is using X-ray technology and other non-intrusive tools to screen 100% of cargo trucks crossing the southern border after eight years of sporadic or random screening permitted under the Obama administration.

    “We felt like we were the welcoming committee and not like we were guarding our borders,” said veteran U.S. Customs agent Patricia Cramer, who also serves as president of the Arizona chapter of the agency’s employee union. “The order was to facilitate traffic, not to stop any illegal drugs from entering the country,” Cramer added. “We want to enforce the law. That’s what we signed up for.” Cramer, a canine handler stationed at the Nogales port of entry in Arizona, said illicit drugs are pouring in through the southern border, especially massive quantities of fentanyl, an opioid painkiller that the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) says is more potent than morphine.

    Approximately 471,000 trucks pass through the U.S-Mexico border monthly, according to figures published by the U.S. Department of Transportation. Trucks bring in everything from auto parts to appliances, produce and livestock. In fact, a veteran Homeland Security official told Judicial Watch that cattle trucks passed without inspection during the Obama administration because Mexican farmers complained that the security screenings frightened their cows. “Our guys were livid that we were not allowed to check cattle,” the federal official said.

    Frontline customs agents stationed along the southern border confirm that trucks containing “legitimate” goods are often used by sophisticated drug cartels to move cargo north. This is hardly surprising since most illegal drugs in the United States come from Mexico, according to the DEA, and Mexican traffickers remain the greatest threat to the United States. They’re classified as Transitional Criminal Organizations (TCOs) by the government and for years they’ve smuggled in enormous quantities of heroin, cocaine, methamphetamine and marijuana. Last year the Congressional Research Service (CRS), the nonpartisan agency that provides Congress with policy and legal analysis, published a disturbing report outlining how Mexican cartels move record quantities of drugs into the U.S. Because cartels move the drugs through the Southwest border, western states have become part of what’s known as the “heroin transit zone,” according to the CRS.

    Source: http://www.judicialwatch.org/blog/2...-s-policy-screening-100-mexican-cargo-trucks/

    Amazing how lax the Dems are when it comes to enforcing laws concerning our borders. Not only is the south border wide open to illegals but also to the drug cartels. Make sure and take note that Obama removed inspection of cattle trucks because Mexican farmers complained it was frightening their cows. These cows are headed for slaughter and it was positively inhumane of the Border Patrol to inspect cows (Not). I wonder how many heifers passed into the US with bags of cocaine or heroin or fentanyl in their bellies. All because Obama didn't want to frighten them.
     
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    I was reading that since 2013 that all north-bound traffic i.e. Mexico to US was being scanned/tagged etc. by the DHS and that there was very limited scanning of southbound i.e. US to Mexico traffic. I guess thay have now implemented the full scanning on the southbound routes as well.
     
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    No, it says "entering", not leaving. And Trump forgot the seaports. However, it is irrelevant since it cannot be done. Remember the source of the story is Judicial Watch.

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    Ah yes that bastion of free and independent thought....
     
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