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‘1 border patrol agent’ struggles to process hundreds of migrants, including ‘single males from India’

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A long line of “hundreds” of migrants from all over the world lined up to cross the border into the United States at Yuma, Arizona at 2:45am Monday morning. the Daily Caller’s Jorge Ventura tweeted video of the overwhelming border scene, and noted one unbelievable detail: there was only “1 border patrol agent” available to begin the processing.

Ventura also reported on details that have not been widely discussed by the media, such as where the individuals are coming from. The large migrant groups include women, children and “single males from India” reports Ventura.

Other migrants said they we’re from Cuba, Columbia, Peru and Venezuela. Ventura notes many migrants were smuggled to the border by human smugglers, and that many of those who arrived in Yuma “fly into the Mexicali airport and take a charter bus or taxi straight to a crossing point.”

 

The Daily Caller reports “the number of migrants encountered at the southern border in May shattered records, with agents encountering 239,416 migrants, according to authorities. Roughly one quarter of those encountered had previously been encountered by authorities and 69% were single adults, according to CBP. There was a 21% increase in unaccompanied children from May.”

 

 

 

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DOJ federal indictment connects Sinaloa Cartel and Chinese ‘underground banking’

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The Justice Department (DOJ) announced a huge connection between Chinese organized crime and the Sinaloa drug cartel. In a press release the DOJ reported a 10-count superseding indictment charging Los Angeles-based associates of Mexico’s Sinaloa drug cartel with conspiring with money-laundering groups linked to Chinese underground banking to launder drug trafficking proceeds. During the conspiracy, more than $50 million in drug proceeds flowed between the Sinaloa Cartel associates and Chinese underground money exchanges.”

The indictment was the result of a multi-year investigation into the conspiracy—dubbed “Operation Fortune Runner”— unsealed on Monday charging a total of 24 defendants with one count of conspiracy to aid and abet the distribution of cocaine and methamphetamine, one count of conspiracy to launder monetary instruments, and one count of conspiracy to operate an unlicensed money transmitting business, according to the press release.

“Dangerous drugs like fentanyl and methamphetamine are destroying people’s lives but drug traffickers only care about their profits,” said United States Attorney Martin Estrada. “To protect our community, therefore, it is essential that we go after the sophisticated, international criminal syndicates that launder the drug money. As this indictment and our international actions show, we will be dogged in our pursuit of all those who facilitate destruction in our country and make sure they are held accountable for their actions.”

“Drug traffickers generate immense amounts of cash through their illicit operations. This case is a prime example of Chinese money launderers working hand in hand with drug traffickers to try to legitimize profits generated by drug activities,” said Chief Guy Ficco of IRS Criminal Investigation. “We have made it a priority to identify, disrupt, and dismantle any money launderers working with drug cartels and we are committed to our partnerships with federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies to combat drug cartels and those who assist them in laundering drug proceeds.”

The Justice.Gov website explains of the indictment: “Following close coordination with the Justice Department, Chinese and Mexican law enforcement informed United States authorities that those countries recently arrested fugitives named in the superseding indictment who fled the United States after they were initially charged last year.”

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