Cartel Meth Smuggling Continues at Texas Border Despite Stiff Court Sentencing

As migrant crossings remain low in the once busiest crossing point in Eagle Pass, the movement of narcotics across the border continues in full swing. The seizures of methamphetamine by Customs and Border Protection continue at the ports of entry in the small town — even as federal courts sentence offenders to decades in prison for the offense.

A source within Customs and Border Protection, not authorized to speak to the media, says the Mexican cartel operating in Coahuila known as the Cartel Del Noreste (CDN) continues to move narcotics across the border into the United States as weapons and money return to Mexico to keep them in business. The source says the narcotics seizures are but a small portion of what crosses the border.

“What most don’t realize is to what extent the supply exceeds the demand,” the source stated. “The seizures are great, but we are being bombarded by the smugglers daily.”

The source says the stiff penalties being meted out in federal courts send a message, but the news is not getting out like it should. The source tells Breitbart Texas that the CDN and other cartels rely on a steady supply of uniformed drivers and mules to transport the narcotics across the border. The drivers appear unaware of how seriously the offense is considered by the federal courts in the area.

On Sunday, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Camino Real International Bride in Eagle Pass seized an illicit load of methamphetamine with a street value of nearly $300,000. The contraband was discovered carefully hidden in the firewall of a cartel smuggler’s vehicle. Port Director Pete Beattie said in a CBP press release, “Frontline officers at the Camino Real International Bridge demonstrated exceptional effort in successfully disrupting this drug smuggling attempt.”

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