A few months ago, top American security experts warned Congress that drones are becoming a significant threat among dangerous criminals. The Islamic State is currently using the technology to attack U.S. military forces. And, they are not the only ones. Mexican drug cartels are attaching bombs to drones to help them smuggle drugs over the border.
Drug smugglers are waging a technological war with U.S. Customs and Border Patrol. Many of them possess equipment such as night vision goggles and ultralights, which is far superior to that used by enforcement agents. Drones are proving to be another useful weapon for the cartels. They use to them deliver loads of heroin and methamphetamine.
Even worse, cartels are now combining technologies by adding improvised explosive devices to the drones. In August, U.S. agents nabbed a $5,000 drone and seized a $46,000 meth load in southern California. Agents also apprehended the man assigned to pick up the load. He confessed to working with a cartel, saying he was paid $1,000 for each pickup.
Nicholas J. Rasmussen, director of the National Counterterrorism Center, warned the Senate Homeland Security Committee of the growing problem. “Two years ago, this was not a problem. A year ago, this was an emerging problem. Now it’s a real problem,” said Rasmussen. Unfortunately, Congress didn’t listen then, and they aren’t listening now.
President Trump has been working tirelessly to secure the U.S.-Southern border to curb the flow of illegal drugs. Also, he is declaring a national state of emergency to address the opioid epidemic. However, liberal lawmakers are more interested in pursuing false Russia collusion stories.
Or should we say they are more concerned with covering-up real Russia scandals?
In either case, their obstruction is allowing illegal drugs like heroin and meth to ravaging cities across America. And it costs taxpayers millions of dollars. Besides drones, smugglers build sophisticated underground tunnels between Mexico and the U.S to transport narcotics.
However, Mexican officials refused to seal off the tunnels, leaving America to deal with it.
Regardless, it’s a problem a new border wall can’t completely solve. But, it is a good start. Despite opposition from Democrats, four prototypes are currently under construction. Ironically, while an MSNBC reporter was covering the new construction, a family of illegals jumped the old fence.
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