Terrifying discovery at the border sent the White House into hysterics

Our country is under attack. There’s only one man to blame.

And now a terrifying discovery at the border sent the White House into hysterics.

Under the Biden administration, federal agents at northern U.S. ports of entry and small towns along the U.S.-Canadian border are still struggling to thwart illegal activities.

Federal agents in Detroit, Chicago, Cincinnati, and a small North Dakota border town continue to intercept fentanyl, weapons, counterfeit e-cigarettes, and illegal prescription drugs, highlighting the ongoing border crisis.

In Detroit, U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Office of Field Operations agents seized nearly six pounds of fentanyl at the Fort Street Cargo Facility in one enforcement action.

According to CBP, this was the largest seizure of its kind for the Port of Detroit and one of the largest inbound fentanyl seizures at the northern border in the last five years.

While inspecting international mail, CBP agents, with the help of a K-9 unit, uncovered a package containing multiple plastic bags of pills later identified as fentanyl.

With two milligrams considered a lethal dose, they seized enough fentanyl to kill over 1.3 million people, underscoring the severe danger posed by lax border control.

Further north, in Pembina County, North Dakota, Border Patrol agents in the CBP Grand Forks Sector, aided by a K9 unit, discovered three backpacks filled with abandoned firearms after responding to a report of suspicious activity near the Neche, North Dakota Port of Entry.

Once on site, “they observed two individuals absconding from the area into Canada,” Border Patrol reported.

The agents continued their search and, with the help of their canine, Odin, found backpacks containing a significant cache of firearms: 65 handguns, 65 pistol magazines, two rifles, one suppressor, and two rifle magazines.

“Bulk firearms seizures are an uncommon occurrence for the Grand Forks Sector, but this serves as a humbling reminder of how critically important our mission is,” said Grand Forks Sector Chief Patrol Agent Scott Garrett.

“There is currently no threat to the community at this time,” Border Patrol stated, while encouraging vigilance and the reporting of suspicious activity.

Community involvement has been essential for Border Patrol agents working in the remote northern border areas, according to The Center Square.

Experts have warned The Center Square that the lack of operational control at the northern border presents a national security threat. They note that under the Biden administration, there have been unprecedented numbers of illegal border crossers and apprehensions of known or suspected terrorists at the northern border.

In Chicago, CBP agents recently seized 53,700 illegal electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) shipped from China and destined for a wholesaler in Mississippi, with an estimated retail price of over $1 million.

The shipment of 179 boxes was mislabeled as electronic atomizers but was actually filled with vaping pens in violation of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act.

CBP agents, working with Food & Drug Administration officials, determined the products were adulterated and imported by an unauthorized agent.

Mislabeling contents as electronic atomizers is “a common practice used to smuggle unapproved goods into the US,” CBP stated, adding that the items were likely intended for nationwide distribution by a wholesaler.

Last month, the FDA announced a new federal multi-agency task force to combat the illegal distribution and sale of e-cigarettes.

Another illegally imported product identified by CBP and the FDA is Ozempic, an FDA-approved prescription drug used to treat type 2 diabetes and weight loss.

Importing Ozempic into the U.S. is prohibited without FDA authorization and oversight.

At the Port of Cincinnati, CBP agents have seized a record 11 shipments of unauthorized Ozempic from Colombia this calendar year.

The first detected shipments in February included pre-filled injection pens containing Ozempic with primary destinations in New York, Massachusetts, and Texas, and a combined estimated value of $887,000.

“Unfortunately, very few online pharmacies comply with U.S. pharmacy standards,” CBP noted.

“This poses health risks to consumers who purchase what they believe is a genuine product at a much lower cost.”

“Prescription drugs smuggled from outside the U.S., especially injectable products that should be sterile, can present a serious health risk. These drugs have not undergone the proper import processes and may contain unknown or dangerous ingredients,” said Dan Solis, FDA Assistant Commissioner for import operations.

LaFonda Sutton-Burke, Director Field Operations-Chicago, stated that “soaring sales in E-commerce of illegal medications from overseas entities that fail to abide by the rules set in place… Stopping illegal shipments of Ozempic saves consumers a substantial amount of money and potentially dangerous health risks.”

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