As explained by officials with U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials, a train bound for Arizona out of Mexico this week was caught trying to smuggle multiple hundreds of thousands of fentanyl pills and 196 pounds of methamphetamines.
The train made its way into the United States near Nogales, Arizona, Port of Entry with over 736,200 fentanyl pills. As little as a two-milligrams in a single dose of fentanyl can end up being fatal to humans. Just the day prior to this catch, 150,000 pills were discovered hidden inside a smuggling vehicle.
“We’re going to continue to employ the strategy that we’ve been employing, which is aggressive prosecutions and prevention,” expressed Randy Grossman, the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of California, explained to Fox News Digital.
“We are very focused on making sure that we deter crimes at the border, including the scourge of fentanyl trafficking that’s killing our residents, as well as preventing deaths in our community by getting into the community through an abundance of outreach programs in partnership with our law enforcement agency partners,” he went on.
Agents with the Drug Enforcement Administration expressed that close to 50.6 million counterfeit prescription pills dosed with fentanyl and 10,000 pounds of fentanyl powder had been found this year. The drug fentanyl can be close to 50 times stronger than heroin for humans.
Various drug cartels pushing doses of fentanyl have even made their way into the culture of comic books with one comic book that is centered on a vigilante trying to track down dealers of fentanyl along the southern border that went looking for public funds to support it, only to get a quick ban from Twitter, before getting reportedly shadowbanned on another site, Indiegogo. The comic book was slammed with a ban from Kickstarter in the wake of leftists shouting and complaining that the book was overtly racist in its tone.
Daily Kos, a left-wing outlet, labeled “The Private American,” which has a protagonist that is a Cuban-American and ex-Green Beret that has been forced to deal with a tragedy due to the members of the drug cartels before taking strides to seek them out, as “racist propaganda and stochastic terrorism disguised as a funny book.”
“It’s a classic vigilante story in the American mode,” explained the author of the book, Mike Baron, “I used to write ‘Punisher’ for Marvel, and this is the same type of character. In fact, this book came about when I asked myself, ‘What would the punisher be doing today?’ He’d be down on the southern border trying to stop the flow of fentanyl into the country.”
“There’s nothing against the immigrants who are trying to cross over just to get a better life; in fact, he’s there to save them, and that’s when we first meet him. He’s saving a young girl from being raped,” he concluded.