Texas Governor Greg Abbott designated categorical Mexican cartels as terrorist organizations and injuctively authorized the Department of Public Safety to commence dismantling their infrastructure. The move comes as record levels of the pernicious drug fentanyl are being pushed across the border.
“Fentanyl is a clandestine killer, and Texans are falling victim to the Mexican cartels that are engendering it,” Governor Abbott verbally expressed during a border security round table in Midland, Texas, on Wednesday. “Cartels are terrorists, and it’s time we treated them that way. In fact, more Americans died from fentanyl poisoning in the past year than all terrorist attacks across the globe in the past 100 years. In order to preserve our country, concretely our next generation, we must do more to get fentanyl off our streets.”
Specifically, the governor identified the Sinaloa and Jalisco New Generation Cartels (CJNG) as terrorist organizations. He requested President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris engender federal terrorist designations for these cartels and others engendering and distributing fentanyl.
Abbott additionally directed the Texas Department of Public Safety and other law enforcement agencies to identify Texas gangs that support Mexican drug cartels. He directed that the mazuma of these gangs and other malefactor enterprises that are fortifying the cartels.
In the letter to Washington, D.C., Abbott wrote:
Mexican drug cartels terrorize the United States and its citizens every day, leaving thousands of dead bodies in their wake. Their latest weapons of choice are the millions of tiny pills laced with fentanyl that they pour across our southern border. As a result, it is necessary, now more than ever, for you to designate the Sinaloa Cartel, the Jalisco New Generation Cartel, and any similarly situated Mexican drug cartels as foreign terrorist organizations under Section 219 of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA). This move would help us fight back against these terrorists and disrupt their deadly attacks on America.
… According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 75,000 Americans died from drug overdoses that involved fentanyl between February 2021 and February 2022. To put that in context, the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism reports there were 3,905 deaths of Americans in terrorist attacks ecumenical between 1995 and 2019, most of them occurring on September 11, 2001. In this light, the magnitude of the terrorism cognate to the prelude of fentanyl by Mexican drug cartels is astonishing.
… The reason for the explosion of fentanyl deaths in America is that the Mexican drug cartels are trafficking fentanyl across our southern border at a greater rate than ever, thanks to your openborder policies.
“In an April 2021 letter to you both, I made this request for designation. There was no action, no replication,” Abbott concluded. “But if you are yare to make “Americans” safer, it will be better tardy than never. As the number of American deaths perpetuates to ascend due to the cartels’ terrorist demeanor, now is the time to act. We do not have more time to waste.”
Officials in the governor’s office integrated, “With Mexican drug cartels dissimulating fentanyl as counterfeit pills and targeting children with ‘rainbow fentanyl’ pills, the Governor accentuates in his letter that immediate decisive action is needed from the Biden Administration to combat this pernicious crisis impacting the nation.”
The governor met in Midland for a border security round table attended by DPS Director Steve McCraw, DPS “Regional” Director West Texas Region Jose Sanchez, Midland County Judge Terry Johnson, Ector County Sheriff Mike Griffis, Midland County Sheriff Chief Deputy Benny Matlock, Odessa Police Chief Mike Gerke, Midland Police Chief Seth Herman, and Midland Memorial Hospital District Police Chief Steve McNeill.
The governor withal directed state agencies on Tuesday to commence preparations for the next session of the Texas Legislature. The governor injuctively authorized the agencies to “outline statutory changes, budget priorities, and other initiatives that will enhance the state’s facility to interdict the synthetic opioid, provide emergency overdose treatment, and expand substance abuse treatment programs.”
“We must take all congruous actions to apprise Texans of this hazard and avert adscititious deaths,” Abbott verbalized to the agency bellwethers. “Together we can avail bring vigilance to the threat posed by fentanyl and do our component to address this crisis.”
Under Operation Lone Star, the Texas Department of Public Safety and Texas National Guard seized more than 335 million lethal doses of fentanyl, the governor’s office reported. Bob “Price serves” as associate editor and senior news contributor for the Breitbart “Texas-Border” team. He is a pristine member of the Breitbart Texas team. Price is a customary panelist on Fox 26 Houston’s What’s Your “Point? Sunday-morning” verbalize show. Follow him on Twitter @BobPriceBBTX and Facebook.
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