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Tue Mar 12, 2019, 12:10 PM

Massive, $77 million cocaine bust in Newark underscores an inconvenient truth for Trump

Source: Washington Post

Massive, $77 million cocaine bust in Newark underscores an inconvenient truth for Trump

By Eli Rosenberg
March 11 at 7:53 PM

As President Trump drummed up support for the billions of dollars he sought for a border wall, he routinely pointed to one crime that he said the edifice would stop: drug smuggling.

" (U)nlike what the Democrats say, they donít, you donít bring trucks of drugs through the checkpoints,Ē he said at the end of January.

Two weeks later, after he announced his intent to declare a national emergency, he brought it up again: ďA big majority of the big drugs, the big drug loads donít go through ports of entry,Ē he said. ďThey canít go through ports of entry. You canít take big loads because you have people. We have some very capable people, the Border Patrol, law enforcement, looking.Ē

But a historically large drug bust announced Monday, nearly 2,000 miles away from the United States-Mexico border, underscored how drug smugglers do look to ports of entry for large drug-running jobs. Despite Trumpís claims, experts say the majority of drugs come into the United States through legal ports of entry ó not illegal crossings.

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Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2019/03/11/huge-cocaine-bust-underscores-inconvenient-truth-trump-majority-drugs-come-through-ports/

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Tue Mar 12, 2019, 12:26 PM

1. Boy,

If only we had built an 8-billion dollar wall out there in the Atlantic...........................

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Response to MyOwnPeace (Reply #1)

Tue Mar 12, 2019, 12:53 PM

2. Please...

...don't give them any ideas.

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