.@CBPRGV Border Patrol agents seized nearly 400lbs of narcotics in multiple seizures over the weekend, including more than 75lbs of cocaine. CBP continues to safeguard the nation and our communities against these types of criminal elements.
— CBP (@CBP) June 16, 2020
More than 200 pounds of methamphetamine and heroin were seized at the Texas-Mexico border, an estimated street value of $4 million. In one particular seizure, 119 pounds of meth was confiscated. Officers seized the drugs and arrested a 32-year-old woman and her 31-year-old male passenger, both of whom are U.S. citizens from Lubbock, Texas, according to a Breitbart report.
Additionally, CBP agents seized approximately 75 pounds of cocaine, worth more than $2.4M in two separate incidents over the weekend.
CBP’s release says that “even with the spread of the COVID-19 virus, human smugglers continue to try these brazen attempts with zero regard for the lives they endanger nor to the health of the citizens of our great nation.”
SaraACarter.com will continue to report on events happening on our nation’s borders.
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The Biden administration confirmed that it is considering shutting down an oil pipeline in Michigan despite the ongoing fuel crisis in the country.
“Revoking the permits for the [Line 5] pipeline that delivers oil from western Canada across Wisconsin, the Great Lakes and Michigan and into Ontario, would please environmentalists who have urged the White House to block fossil fuel infrastructure, but it would aggravate a rift with Canada and could exacerbate a spike in energy prices that Republicans are already using as a political weapon,” Politico Pro reported. “Killing a pipeline while U.S. gasoline prices are the highest in years could be political poison for Biden, who has seen his approval rating crash in recent months.”
Fox News reporter Peter Doocy asked about the report during Monday’s press briefing, asking, “why is the administration now considering shutting down the Line 5 pipeline from Canada to Michigan?”
“So, Peter, that is inaccurate,” Deputy Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre claimed. “That is not right. So, any reporting indicating that some decision has been made, again, is not accurate. … So, again, I would — it is inaccurate what you just stated, but —”
“What’s inaccurate?” Doocy asked.
“The reporting about us wanting to shut down the Line 5,” Jean-Pierre said.
“I didn’t say ‘wanting.’ I said, is it being studied right now? Is the administration studying the impact of shutting down the Line 5?”
“Yeah. Yes, we are. We are,” Jean-Pierre admitted.
DOOCY: "Is the administration studying the impact of shutting down the Line 5?"
JEAN-PIERRE: "Yes we are." pic.twitter.com/V5XKhgcmAJ
— Townhall.com (@townhallcom) November 8, 2021
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