The nation hasn't gone to pot; it's turned to junk.
Over the weekend law enforcement in the Bronx busted a heroin ring with suspected ties to the Sinaloa cartel as reported by Al Baker for The New York Times: "the seizure on Sunday capped an elaborate yearlong investigation, yielding 70 kilograms of heroin -- or nearly 155 pounds -- that investigators say came from Mexico and was sold in chunks to various dealers for distribution upstate and across the Northeast." Special narcotics prosecutor Bridget G. Brennan "estimated the drugs' street value at roughly $50 million."
The Bronx bust was small potatoes.
Yesterday in Denver law enforcement seized "273 pounds of heroin with a street value of $40 million" as reported by Kieran Nicholson for The Denver Post: "the alleged leaders of the cartel -- a man and his son in Mexico -- have been identified but not yet arrested, said U.S. Attorney John Walsh."
If the Mexican illegals crossing the border all are Baby Jesus as Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi claims, then all this heroin in the United States must be manna from heaven.
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