(Jacob Bruns, Headline USA) Due largely to President Joe Biden’s open-border immigration policies, the deadly opioid fentanyl has flooded into the United States at four times its previous rates, Breitbart reported.
According to Southern California stationed U.S. Border Patrol Agent Mark Dunbar, the number of fentanyl seizures has skyrocketed since this time last year.
“Across sectors, we’re seeing the amount of fentanyl coming across the border almost doubling,” he said.
Border Patrol reported that 2,800 pounds of fentanyl was seized in the Fiscal Year of 2019.
Only halfway through the 2022 fiscal year, nearly twice that amount—5,300 pounds—already has already been confiscated.
With the possible end of the Title 42 pandemic restrictions and the resumption of migrant caravans expected this summer, the flow could far outpace the 11,200 pounds reported in fiscal year 2021—the first on Biden’s watch.
And that only counts what border agents are able to prevent from coming in.
“What we’re seeing coming across is equal to the amount of Americans who are dying from it in the U.S.,” Dunbar said.
Most of the raw materials used to make the opioid are flown into Mexico from China, which the cartels then transport to the United States for upcharged sale.
“For cartels, it is all about making money,” Dunbar said.
The drug problem in America has become extensive, even as states claim to be curbing the issue by legalizing and promoting a wide variety of drugs.
According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 100,000 Americans died from drug overdose in the past twelve months.
When asked about the drug problem at the border, Riverside County Sheriff Chad Bianco called the rise “astronomical,” connecting the Biden administration’s immigration policies to the drug’s increased prevalence.
He also noted that the raw materials are now being smuggled into the United States, and the pills are being made here.
“We’re now finding that they’re making the [fentanyl] pills here,” Bianco said. “Two years ago, they were making it all in Mexico.”
But according to Bianco, the cartel wishes only to hook people, not to kill them.
“They’re not trying to kill their clients, it’s just that it’s unbelievably addicting.”