Source: Nworeport

The recently retired head of the El Paso division of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has issued a public warning that the influx of drugs through the U.S. southern border has never been seen before and threatens to demolish the country.

“It’s the worst it’s ever been,” exclaimed Kyle W. Williamson during an interview last month with El Paso Times. “There’s no good news here. And the amount of methamphetamine and fentanyl coming in right now is unprecedented.”

Williamson, who retired this year after 30 years of service, also warned about a looming drug cartel war in Juárez and cautioned against the consequences of drug legalization.

Fentanyl overdoses are surging across the United States, prompting the DEA to issue a rare national public safety alert in September. The alert referenced counterfeit pills containing fatal doses of the synthetic opioid. Two out of every five counterfeit pills could have a lethal dose, the DEA pressed, and two milligrams can kill a human being.


“These counterfeit pills are easy to purchase, widely available, and often contain deadly doses of fentanyl. Pills purchased outside of a licensed pharmacy are illegal, dangerous, and potentially lethal,” the DEA warned. “While there will be pundits and people out there who’ll disagree [about drug legalization] and they’ll take the small extreme things and make them big, but the reality is that drugs will destroy this country; it will destroy our society if we continue at the pace that we are [going],” stressed Williamson.

The DEA’s El Paso Division covers West Texas and New Mexico, patrolling roughly 778 miles of the U.S.-Mexico border, which is more than any other division of the DEA.

On Friday, according to Just the News, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) unsealed indictments against four high-ranking members of the Sinaloa Cartel.

The Sinaloa Cartel is the most powerful drug cartel and has a presence in almost every Mexican state. It also controls the southern border with the U.S. from California to parts of Texas.

“The indictments allege various violations of United States law occurring over several

years related to the international distribution of controlled substances, including fentanyl, heroin, cocaine, methamphetamine, and marijuana,” the press release from ICE reads in part.

People and drugs have been flooding across the border for years, and Chilton, an 82-year-old rancher who owns 2,000 acres of land in Arivaca, a tiny community an hour’s drive south of Tucson, has more than a thousand hours of security footage to prove it. He has noticed changes over time.

“We had lots of bags of drugs four or five years ago – big backpacks of marijuana,” he said as he navigated his pickup over the rugged terrain. “But the bags and backpacks have decreased in size. Now, it’s evidently cocaine, fentanyl, heroin, meth.”