The flow of fentanyl into American communities quadruples under Biden

RIVERSIDE COUNTY, Calif. — Four times as much fentanyl crosses the U.S.-Mexico border under President Joe Biden compared to two years prior when former President Trump was in office.

At the launch of the Congressional Caucus of Representatives Darrell Issa (R-CA) and Ken Calvert (R-CA) dedicated to the fentanyl crisis, U.S. Border Patrol Agent Mark Dunbar of Murrieta Station in southern California noted that the level of fentanyl seizures skyrocketed last year.

“Across all sectors, we’re seeing the amount of fentanyl crossing the border nearly double,” Dunbar said. “What we see happening is equal to the number of Americans dying from it in the United States”

In fiscal year 2019, approximately 2,800 pounds of fentanyl were seized at the border. The following year, that figure peaked at 4,800 pounds of fentanyl seized. In fiscal 2021, which accounts for most of Biden’s first year in office, fentanyl seizures soared to around 11,200 pounds.

Already, in fiscal year 2022 which began October 1, 2021, approximately 5,300 pounds of fentanyl were seized at the border.

The numbers indicate that fentanyl seizures under Biden last year alone have quadrupled since fiscal year 2019, when Trump was in office.

As Dunbar noted, fentanyl is mostly flown into Mexico from China before Mexican drug cartels then smuggle large quantities across the southern border. Only a fraction of the fentanyl trafficked across borders is seized by the Department of Homeland Security.

“For cartels, it’s about making money,” Dunbar said.

Riverside County Sheriff Chad Bianco, who also attended the caucus launch, said fentanyl seizures in his community – less than 120 miles from the border – “have been astronomical”, suggesting the increase dates back to when the Biden administration took office. .

“We now see that they are doing the [fentanyl] pills here,” Bianco said. “Two years ago, they made everything in Mexico. They’re not trying to kill their customers, it’s just incredibly addictive.

Earlier this month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that more than 100,000 Americans had died from drug overdoses in the previous 12 months. Nearly two-thirds of those deaths were fentanyl-related.

On Tuesday, as Breitbart News reported, two illegal aliens were arrested in Sterling Heights, Michigan, after they were discovered smuggling around 20,000 fentanyl pills for Mexican drug cartels.

Anne Milgram, head of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), said this month that there had been enough fentanyl trafficked into American communities over the past year, across the border, “to kill every American citizen “.

John Binder is a reporter for Breitbart News. Email him at [email protected] Follow him on Twitter here.


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