prosecute the users
Listen! i don't care if you do drugs or not .....i have always hated them ....illegal ones not ones for making you better ....although some are doubtful..... i have just taken a course of steroids ...helped me tremendously .....but what i will say as long as people keep using drugs ....cartels and such like ....will keep selling them .....the drug dealers are not the problem .....its the drug users ......all they are are simply business men.....now i am not promoting drug dealers .....but if there is no market there is no business....right .......it simply boils down to 2 things ......supply and demand always ........
There will always be a man looking to make money ....there will always be a human being who hates reality and will escape it through drugs ......its a never ending vicious circle ......so as long as he wants it ....he will supply it .....make it illegal by punishment severe..... like they do in china ......and the trade will stop ....but it wont ...as long as a man can take it without consequences ......there will be tunnels and drugs flowing into this country .....simple ........supply and demand ....
SAN DIEGO (AP) — A large haul of drugs, including opioids, methamphetamine and cocaine, being smuggled from Mexico to California was seized from a cross-border tunnel equipped with ventilation, lighting and an underground rail system, authorities said Tuesday.
The tunnel connected warehouses in Tijuana and San Diego, extending about 2,000 feet (610 meters) with an average depth of 31 feet (9.5 meters) and width of 3 feet (0.9 meter), according to the San Diego Tunnel Task Force, an investigative team made up of several federal agencies. Investigators believe the tunnel existed for several months “due to the advanced construction observed in several portions.”
Authorities seized more than two tons of a variety of drugs, a departure from earlier discoveries that consisted largely of marijuana. The discovery of the tunnel on March 19 netted about 1,300 pounds (590 kilograms) of cocaine, 86 pounds (39 kilograms) of methamphetamine, 17 pounds (7.7 kilograms) of heroin, 3,000 pounds (1,360 kilograms) of marijuana and more than two pounds (0.9 kilogram) of fentanyl.
The tunnel was built near a vaunted double-layered border wall constructed under President Donald Trump's watch, illustrating the limitations of such barriers against sophisticated drug smuggling organizations.
While border walls built under Trump go underground to deter digging, they are not nearly deep enough to stop the most advanced secret passageways.
The discovery marked the first time that five types of drugs were found in a single tunnel in San Diego, a magnet for Mexican cartels for its clay-like soil and abundance of industrial warehouses on both sides of the border that give cover for trucks and heavy construction equipment.
U.S. authorities said they alerted Mexican counterparts about their investigation for help locating the entry point in Tijuana and later executed a search warrant in San Diego's Otay Mesa industrial warehouse district.
In January, authorities announced the discovery of the longest smuggling tunnel ever found on the U.S.-Mexico border, stretching more than three-quarters of a mile from a small industrial building in Tijuana into San Diego. The nearby tunnel had an extensive rail-cart system, forced air ventilation, high voltage electrical cables and panels, an elevator at the tunnel entrance, and a complex drainage system.
There were no arrests, drug seizures or confirmed exit point in the United States in that discovery. But the length — more