While fishing the Florida Keys, Democratic Mayor Jane Castor pulled up $1.1 million in cocaine, according to CNN. She reported the location where she found the 70 pounds of cocaine before hauling it onto the family’s recreational boat. She then contacted the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office and the drugs were taken by border agents with the Miami Sector.
Assistant Chief Patrol Agent Adam Hoffner thanked the mayor for her find and encouraged other residents in the boating community and elsewhere to report suspicious activity or other finds.
Castor’s biography on the Tampa website states that she served with the Tampa Police Department for 31 years. She then became the first female chief of police in October 2009, serving for six years before becoming mayor in 2019. She was reportedly a Republican before 2015.
As illegal immigration spirals out of control because of the Biden administration’s open border policies, drugs are also pouring into the country. But Democrats are calling reference to this issue “extremist” and racist. After a report came out criticizing the Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas for a “dereliction of duty,” Congress held a hearing. In response, Democratic Rep. Bennie Thompson called the inquiry a “political stunt.”
After Florida Governor Ron DeSantis called for a meeting in Arizona with sheriffs from around the country to talk about the ongoing border problem that is causing massive amounts of drugs to come into the country, Democratic Rep. Raul Grijalva called the move extremist, anti-immigrant, and race-baiting.
Fentanyl is the leading cause of death in Americans aged 18-45. Since Biden took office in 2021, more than 70,000 people have died from fentanyl overdose, marking a 25 percent increase from 2020 and twice the number of deaths in 2019.
While the White House claims that it has seized three times as much fentanyl as it has last year, border enforcement alleges that whatever amount is seized, there are multiples of that amount making it across the border.