Drugs are one of the biggest problems that America is facing today.
Rates of addiction and illegal drug abuse are higher than they’ve ever been; the mental illness, death and broken families that result are the stuff of nightmares.
Every now and then, however, you get some good news. That’s the case with a recent bust of a stash house in California by the DEA (Drug Enforcement Administration).
The house was located in Norco. It had been observed by agents for a considerable time when they found the opportunity to strike.
DEA agents surveilling a house saw suspicious behavior occurring and raided it late last month. They accosted an individual carrying boxes to a vehicle, found it full of cocaine, then entered the garage and found it packed to the brim with shipments of meth.
This raid turned up 145 pounds of cocaine and over 3,500 pounds of meth. The value of these were sold at the street level amounts to around $33 million. That’s a lot of drugs off the street and confiscated that would otherwise be wrecking families, health, and lives.
Norco is located basically halfway between downtown Los Angeles and San Bernardino near the city of Riverside. The Los Angeles area is a key point for drug shipping, especially with dangerous drugs coming up from the border and then moving across the country.
Last year 107,622 US citizens died due to overdosing on drugs. Many of them are shipped in by the Sinaloa cartel in Mexico, who specialize in meth, fentanyl, and other extremely dangerous drugs.
Other cartels such as the Zetas and Gulf are also heavily involved in the drug trade and compete for territory, with these evil organizations also engaging heavily in trafficking young women as sex slaves.
More than 3,000 pounds of methamphetamine and 66 kilograms of cocaine were found in a massive drug bust in Norco last month, making it the largest seizure of meth for the DEA's Los Angeles Division. https://t.co/9sK63BA9fB
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Standing Up to Sinaloa
Sinaloa is the biggest cartel in North and South America. It works directly with large criminal bosses in Mexico to sell and ship drugs.
They have wormed their way into the highest levels of Mexican society, including its legal system and police system. They are active in 50 nations worldwide and kill with impunity if anyone interrupts their business.
These drugs appear to be related to the Sinaloa cartel. DEA agent Charles Bodner said these “dangerous” drugs are a step forward and stopped Sinaloa from making money off the backs of addicted Americans.
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Crushing Drug-Pushing Scum
Busts like this are a rare piece of good news in a war America is currently losing against addiction and illegal drugs. The more our southern border is left open, the worse the situation gets.
Drugs inside America and coming from outside the country must be taken much more seriously. Hardworking DEA agents such as this deserve commendation for taking such a large value of drugs off the streets.
This article appeared in StatesmanPost and has been published here with permission.