In an October 1 post captioned “Drug Seizure Stats Reveal Nationwide Impact of Bad Border Policies”, I reported that Border Patrol agents in the beleaguered Del Rio sector had seized no “hard drugs” (cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine, and fentanyl) between June and August. No such seizures were made there in September, either, showing the effect a massive wave of illegal migration in the sector has had on a core Border Patrol mission — keeping narcotics out of the United States.
In that earlier post, I explained that “agents in Del Rio are too overwhelmed dealing with the effects of bad border policies to stop the flow of narcotics into the United States,” and curiously enough, I have been challenged by certain reporters on this point.
My conclusion is based on what lawyers refer to as “circumstantial evidence”, i.e., “direct evidence of a fact from which a person may reasonably infer the existence or nonexistence of another fact”.
It’s possible that the drug cartels moving narcotics into the United States from south of the border have decided to skip the “245 miles of the Rio Grande River and Lake Amistad that forms the border between the U.S. and Mexico” in that sector — it just increasingly isn’t likely.
As I explained when I returned from the sector in August, there were few Border Patrol agents visible in an area that was normally teeming with them. That’s because agents were so overwhelmed processing and caring for migrants who had voluntarily turned themselves in, with the (reasonable) expectation that they would be quickly released