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Cartel Smuggler Assaults Border Patrol Agent Near Our 2nd Wall Site, Brian Kolfage Reacts

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It’s extremely dangerous out there for our Border Patrol agents. Cartels operate on both sides of the border with impunity. Attacks on our men & women who protect us are all too common. When we were constructing our first section of border wall this year, we had to have former Navy SEALs & special operators on the hills with sniper rifles protecting us from cartel snipers.

“While many Americans were resting comfortably over the Christmas holiday, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents were hard at work protecting America’s borders from some of the most dangerous people on earth.

According to CBP, one of those agents, attempting to stop a drug-smuggling operation in progress, nearly paid with his life.

“A #BorderPatrol agent assigned to the Rio Grande Valley Sector was the victim of a vehicular assault during a drug interdiction. Criminals have zero regard for human life and our dedicated agents are the first line of defense,” CBP Chief Patrol Agent in the Rio Grande Valley Austin Skero said on Twitter on Dec. 26.

According to CBP, the suspect possessed 39 bundles of marijuana which weighed 451 pounds and had a street value of $360,000. While fleeing from scene after he was confronted, the suspect rammed a CBP truck with his own vehicle. The smuggler was allegedly associated with the vicious Gulf Cartel, known locally as Cartel Del Golfo (CDG), one of a few warring factions just south of U.S. Southern border in northern Mexico.

The incident occurred in CBP’s Rio Grande Valley Sector, where We Build The Wall (WBTW), a non-profit building sections of border wall on private property, has a job site.

WBTW’s founder Brian Kolfage spoke with The Rundown News about the incident.

“Time and time again, the Mexican Cartels that dominate border territory in northern Mexico and the southern U.S. show utter disregard for human life, and especially for the lives of American law enforcement,” Kolfage said.

“The American people and our brave Border Patrol officials need and deserve help in containing these dangerous animals. Since Democrats in Congress aren’t willing to help President Trump close the border and keep Americans safe, we’re doing the job ourselves to get it done. Our project is critical to stopping drugs and unvetted illegal aliens from crossing into the United States and wreaking havoc,” he continued.”

Brian Kolfage at our first border wall project in New Mexico – Photo by Jeff Rainforth for WBTW

Story compiled by Jeff Rainforth for We Build the Wall, Inc. Follow Jeff on Facebook for live border videos & coverage.

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Cartels Make Power Plays in Mexico During Pandemic

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After the Mexican government’s lackluster response to the COVID-19 pandemic, which was well-documented by international media, ruthless cartels that already wield significant power are stepping in to fill the void.

“Alejandrina Guzman is using her company, El Chapo 701, to pack and deliver care boxes full of food, masks, hand soaps and other supplies, dubbed Chapo’s provisions, around Guadalajara,” Fox News reported.

Guzman is the daughter of notorious drug kingpin and cartel leader Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman. Cartels are reportedly delivering the supplies to Mexican citizens.

In what appears to be an effort to antagonize Mexican authorities, Guzman has printed her father’s image on the medical face masks that the cartel henchmen wear while delivering the supplies.

El Chapo 701 is a legitimate company in Mexico, illustrating the mesh between legal business operations and illegitimate cartel operations. The company’s name was inspired by Forbes Magazine, which once dubbed El Chapo, who is serving a life sentence in a Colorado “Supermax” prison, the 701st richest man in the world.

He was estimated to be worth $1 billion.

“We are working and contributing. A great pleasure to visit your homes and give you these Chapo handouts,” Guzman reportedly said in a Facebook post with an image of herself wearing a face mask bearing her father’s likeness.

Cartels often exploit poor Mexican citizens by filling power vacuums where the government fails.

Meanwhile, the COVID-19 situation is becoming more dire in Mexico.

South of the U.S. border, the country has reported 8,261 confirmed cases and 686 deaths as of Monday.

Bloomberg reported Sunday that hospitals in Mexico City, the country’s capital, are near full capacity despite the fact that the virus has not yet reached its peak.

Less than one month ago, while most Western countries were sheltered in place, Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador was on the campaign trail, posting videos of himself surrounded by crowds, shaking hands, and visiting restaurants.

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CBP Seizes $1.5 Million Worth Of Cartel Fentanyl In Indiana

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This is enough fentanyl to kill over 1 million Americans. President Trump was right to announce that our military will go after the cartels who produce the deadly drug & smuggle it into the U.S. Cartels are taking advantage of the coronavirus pandemic to ship more & more of these deadly poisons into our country & they must be wiped out.

On March 30, Indianapolis U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers intercepted approximately four-and-a-half pounds of fentanyl in a package destined to East Elmhurst, New York.

The shipment was transiting through a local express consignment facility when CBP K9 Balbina alerted to the package. When officers opened the shipment they found a white styrofoam cooler lined with padded black material. The cooler held two sealed packages of white powder that tested positive for fentanyl. The street value for the fentanyl is about $1.5 million.

Indianapolis Port Director James Moore praised the canine staff for their outstanding interdiction. “Opioids pose a real danger to every community in America and are having fatal consequences across our nation,” said Moore. “This week our CBP officers were able to stop an enormous amount of these deadly narcotics from hitting our streets.”

Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid drug with a potency roughly 100 times greater than morphine. It was originally developed to control pain for cancer patients. Large quantities of fentanyl have been manufactured in China but it is now mostly made in Mexico, according to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration.

“These efforts show our resolve to prevent these deadly drugs from entering our communities,” said Chief CBP Officer Tim Hubbard.

With more than 1,500 canine teams, the CBP Canine Program is the largest and most diverse law enforcement canine program in the country. The Canine Program supports canine training initiatives and serves as a resource center for a multitude of domestic and international law enforcement partners, and its graduates consistently excel in the field and in competition.

Story compiled by Jeff Rainforth for We Build the Wall, Inc. Follow Jeff on Facebook for live border videos & coverage.

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The official wall fundraiser & construction site is at www.webuildthewall.us
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