Just last week, 10 people died from fentanyl overdoses in Will County, Illinois in only 24 hours. The population is small, under 700,000, and the Illinois Department of Public Health said the deaths appear to be linked to a batch of cocaine laced with fentanyl.
In one day of that same week, U.S. Customs and Border Patrol agents seized 22 pounds of fentanyl at the Hidalgo International Bridge at the U.S.-Mexico border.
The fentanyl seizure was valued at $339,300, and was found stashed inside a vehicle “selected for inspection at the border crossing.”
“Fentanyl, a synthetic opioid used medically for pain management, can be lethal in quantities as tiny as two milligrams. Illicit fentanyl is manufactured relatively cheaply by cartel labs in Mexico, often using precursor chemicals imported from China” reports The Foreign Desk.
Opioid-related deaths in America have increased dramatically every year since 2013, when the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention noted a “surge in the availability” of illicitly manufactured fentanyl. In 2017, then-President Donald Trump declared the opioid crisis a public health emergency. Yet, without stemming the flow of illicit drugs across the border, the death toll continues to rise.
Overdoses of fentanyl have become the leading cause of death among adults between the ages of 18 and 45, with 41,587 individuals in that age group dying specifically from fentanyl in 2021 alone. Deaths often occur when other drugs, such as Percocet, cocaine, or Xanax are laced with or replaced by fentanyl.
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Over 600 ‘gotaway’ illegal immigrants disappeared into the U.S. in just one weekend
A video shows just one group of over 150 migrants crossing illegally into Eagle Pass, TX. FOX LA’s Bill Melugin reports the group is virtually all adults.
The group of adults crossing was merely one moment in time “as the sun came up” but that scenario occurs non-stop. The Border Patrol in the Del Rio sector explains that an unbelievably high amount of over 600 individuals simply are described as “gotaways.”
That means not only are their whereabouts within the United States completely unknown, but so are their identities. They could be human traffickers, drug smugglers, victims, terrorists, kidnapped children, etc.
Not only did the 600 plus people disappear into the country, but the high number was in just one weekend. News also broke of the arrest of a rapist with a forcible sodomy conviction of a migrant who illegally crossed the border in Virginia.
Another huge single group of 150+ migrants crossed illegally into Eagle Pass, TX as the sun came up this morning. Almost all single adults.
Border Patrol here in Del Rio sector reports 600+ gotaways over wknd & arrest of rapist w/ forcible sodomy conviction in Virginia. @FoxNews pic.twitter.com/Nmz1bEENyN
— Bill Melugin (@BillFOXLA) August 10, 2022
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