“A lot of talk, but no action” coming from the Biden administration in the battle against a deluge of synthetic drugs coming across the southern border has not only resulted in a booming business for Mexican cartels, but also the exit of experienced but demoralized law enforcers.
The cartels have recognized the massive profits associated with the manufacture and distribution of synthetic drugs, while the government fails to confront the issue in a concerted effort. American Family News spoke to Derek Maltz, a former head of the Special Operations Division (SOD) of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), who says “a steady stream of chemicals” coming from China, India, and other countries is giving cartels the ability to make their own synthetic drugs in labs.
“It’s a lot cheaper and quicker to produce fentanyl than other drugs that require time for growth and cultivation,” he explains.
For example, opium poppies are used to produce heroine, and coca leaves are used to produce cocaine. But the ultimate “no brainer” goal of the cartels, Maltz says, is to quickly produce drugs like fentanyl, maximize profits by flooding the zone, and increase the customer base.
“Business is booming as their customer base grows daily, in a large part because the drugs they’re making are so addictive,” he points out. “The methamphetamine and fentanyl business, in particular, is booming.”
For example, Maltz points to a November 2021 record-breaking drug seizure in which more than 17,500 pounds of meth and 389 pounds of fentanyl were seized from a tractor-trailer at the Otay Mesa Port near San Diego.
“Seizures of this magnitude are unprecedented in the history of the country,” he adds.
A deadly business
Synthetic drugs like fentanyl are “more dangerous and more deadly” than any drugs he has ever seen, the experienced DEA executive shares. “And there are industrial-sized labs in Mexico that are cranking out the largest amounts of these drugs ever seen,” he tells AFN.
Data released by the National Center for Health Statistics indicates that “an estimated 100,306 drug overdose deaths [occurred] in the United States during [the] 12-month period ending in April 2021” – and many of these deaths can be attributed to fentanyl.
Those numbers, Maltz admits, “are clearly not up-to-date nor are the numbers final.” In fact, he suspects they are underreported.
Disillusioned good guys
According to the former DEA exec, it’s been “getting tougher” to maintain the battle against the importation of drugs into the country.
“Morale across the board in law enforcement has gone down substantially” – a reaction he attributes to a “a lack of support” from leadership as well as the government. “There’s a lot of talk from the current administration to put up a good fight, but there’s no action,” he laments.
Maltz is also very concerned about the increase in the number of retirements he’s witnessing.
“People are realizing that the environment is unstable, and there are a lot of experienced people leaving their jobs,” he states. “[I fear there’s going to be] a lot of inexperienced people running operations on the streets of America against sophisticated criminals who have all the advanced technology and have all the resources they need to be successful.”
Taken as a whole, the scenario is “very scary,” Maltz admits.
“Until the resources of the government become united and start figuring this stuff out,” he argues, “the battle against the flow of drugs into the country is not going to be effective.”
Copyright American Family News. Reprinted with permission.
Every American citizen whose son or daughter died of a Fentanyl overdose last year should be suing Joe Biden as co-conspirators in their murder. If he does not see an impeachment train coming his way about 10 seconds after we take over the House and Senate later in the year, his brain IS indeed fried. History will show that this age incapacitated white man was used by many dark minded radical Democrats to be the the sacrificial lamb to be served up at President Kamala’s inaugural banquet, where like in most communist states where deception is the rule, people and parties with 1-5 percent actual backers get to control 100% of the oppressed population.
NOT just biden, but EVERYONE IN congress, who voted AGAINST Securing our border…
AND SUE THEM AS accessories, as well as CO CONSPIRATORS.
We all know fentanyl does not kill. Just ask George Floyd.
‘Steady Stream’: Drugs Coming Across Biden’s Open Border,”
We the U.S.A. have traitorous, puppet president “Let’s Go Brandon” and his treasonous, destructive, dishonest Democrat Party, encouraging, protecting, supporting and transporting multi-millions of criminal illegal immigrants and their drugs into our country.
Not only should F Joe Biden be impeached, he and his Congressional Democrat accomplices should be in prison!!
Upholding and defending that Constitution, huh Joe?
The “war on drugs” is lost as long as we continue to fight the supply side of the problem. We need to eliminate the demand side by making possession and use of illegal drugs a mandatory life sentence. Distribution of illegal drugs – death penalty. Build as many prisons and gallows as necessary to get the job done.
Better yet, STOP WASTING TAX payer funds, SAVING THOSE who overdose.. ALSO when we catch smugglers/sellers, OD THEM WITH EVERY ounce of poison they are shipping/selling….
Joe’s steady stream of unvetted COVID infected illegals coming in from Mexico reminds the Democrats of Joe’s notorious incontinence, probably causing 6-8 trips per the middle of the night to relive himself,,,,on WE THE PEOPLE. Joe has been known to often Bed Wet on the Patriotic American bedsheets’, having turned in the white one he shared with Senator Byrd in the past, for the more popular color of Black.
I laughted like crazy, after reading this article (and two others RE the drug crisis) to my mother.. when she said “Simple solution.
START PILING UP every piece of drugs we snag from the cartels, WAIT FOR a real windy day, and BURN THEM RIGHT ALONG the border, so the fumes and smoke, WAFT INTO MEXICO!… Then see how THEY LIKE IT< getting so high.
‘Steady stream’: Drugs coming across Biden’s open border
But isn’t this what the Dems wanted ?
Yeah, the same Libs (hi Barack) that whine about the “failed war on drugs” are doing a bang-up job making it fail even more spectacularly now that they’re in charge. And which communities wind up getting the brunt of drug OD deaths?
Which makes you wonder, HOW MANY ARE On the cartels payrolls!
When a country has a fraudulent leader who allows his family to sit in our whitehouse and snort coke and entertain hookers why would anyone think drugs coming over our borderless country would mean anything.
That;s a very good point. WHEN OUR LEADERS and their families, are druggies themselves.. OF COURSE THEY WON’T care that thousands of americans LOSE THEIR LIVES every damn year, to this poison!