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Honduran drug dealers admit to ‘flocking to San Francisco’ thanks to sanctuary laws

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As part of an in-depth investigation, dangerous Honduran drug dealers provided details to the San Francisco Chronicle explaining how they have come to play a “dominant role in the city’s drug crisis.” The answer all comes down to the cities progressive sanctuary laws for illegal immigration, which have created an uncontrollable fentanyl epidemic and “visible decline of a major American city”.

Honduran drug dealers have been able to make a business hub in the city which is appealing to lawbreakers. One Honduran dealer told the Chronicle that San Francisco is a hot spot for drug work because those illegal immigrants who are caught are less likely to be deported.

“The reason is because, in San Francisco, it’s like you’re here in Honduras,” another dealer said. “The law, because they don’t deport, that’s the problem. … Many look for San Francisco because it’s a sanctuary city. You go to jail and you come out.”

Additionally, despite fentanyl sales increasing in the city, particularly during the pandemic, drug arrests have dropped significantly in recent years the outlet said. Higher levels of sales and lower arrest rates means more dangerous streets for the city’s citizens.

According to the Chronicle, many drug dealers use their money to buy mansions in the Siria Valley, a region north of Honduras’ capital. “The exteriors of some of the homes, such as the front gates and walls, pay homage to the city that gave the dealers their big break, with San Francisco 49ers and Giants logos adorning them” the outlet writes.

National Review writes of the Chronicle’s investigation:

Under current San Francisco law, last amended in July 2016, city employees are forbidden from using city resources to cooperate with any ICE investigation, detention, or arrest relating to an illegal immigration case. The law also prohibits ICE from placing holds on local prisoners so they can be deported upon their release from jail, the publication noted.

 

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$18 million dollars’ worth of methamphetamine hidden within a shipment of squash

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U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers working at the Otay Mesa Commercial Facility discovered $18 million dollars’ worth of methamphetamine hidden within a shipment of squash.

Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) revealed in a press release on Monday, at approximately 6:47 a.m.,that CBP officers encountered a 44-year-old male driving a commercial tractor-trailer with a shipment manifested for squash. The driver, a valid border crossing card holder, was referred for further examination by CBP officers along with the tractor-trailer and shipment.

Non-intrusive scanning technology was utilized to conduct a full scan of the tractor trailer which showed irregularities and CBP officers requested a CBP human and narcotics detection canine. The canine team responded and alerted officers to the presence of narcotics.

A total of 1,419 packages concealed within the shipment of squash was discovered and extracted. The narcotics were tested and identified as methamphetamine with a total weight of 11,469 pounds with an estimated street value of $18,350,400.

“Our officers’ commitment to duty, excellence, and the safety of our nation is truly commendable. These results serve as an outstanding display of effectiveness in thwarting the illegal importation of narcotics,” stated Rosa E. Hernandez, Otay Mesa Area Port Director. “Their exceptional efforts truly embody the highest standards of service.”

The seizures are part of Operation Apollo, a holistic counter-fentanyl effort that began on October 26, 2023 in southern California, and expanded to Arizona on April 10, 2024, the CBP release reveals. Operation Apollo focuses on intelligence collection and partnerships, and utilizes local CBP field assets augmented by federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial partners to boost resources, increase collaboration, and target the smuggling of fentanyl into the United States.

The CDC states that more than 150 people die every day from drug overdoses related to synthetic opioids derived from fentanyl.

 

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