Border Patrol officers seize Ritalin pills.

TUCSON, Ariz. –U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Arizona’s Port of Nogales arrested a Mexican national for attempting to smuggle methylphenidate, a drug also known as Ritalin, into the United States Wednesday.

Border Patrol agents seized 100 Ritalin pills from a Mexican man after a canine detected a suspicious scent on the 19-year olds bicycle. After further inspection agents found 100 Ritalin pills in the man’s pants.

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While this is a relatively small bust, the reason why I am talking about it is because it highlights the range in which these drug busts take place. We often like to talk about the multi-million dollar seizures that take place, but that overlooks the massive number of people bringing small amounts into the country.

We have over half a million inbound legal crossings between the US and Mexico every single day. If just 1% of those people bring over 100 pills that is already over 5,000 illegal pills that entered the country.

It shows that agents need to be just as strict on the tractor-trailer that could be smuggling 100 illegals as they are on the pedestrian that could be smuggling 100 pills.

Keep up the good work boys, we stand by you.


CALIADnewt

Categories: Border, Trump

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