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Sen. Ted Cruz emphasized the devastation caused by President Joe Biden’s policies, which have fueled a boom in the profits made by Mexican drug gangs from people smuggling.
During an interview with Jesse Watters on Fox News earlier this week, Cruz called for justice to be served on those guilty for the death of two Americans in Mexico, claiming that Biden’s lack of “responsible presidential leadership” had exacerbated the problem.
The Senator stated:“Joe Biden created the chaos at the border. Joe Biden stopped building the wall. He reinstated Catch and Release. He pulled out of Remain in Mexico,” (…) “And what Joe Biden has done is he’s turned these vicious narco-terrorists into multi-billionaires.”
Cruz then cited a New York Times article from last year, which stated that Mexican drug gangs increased their revenue from $500 million per year in 2018 to $13 billion in 2022, a 2,500% increase.
“… Let me give you an amazing statistic. In the year 2018, this is according to The New York Times, the Mexican drug cartels made roughly $500 million. That’s a lot of money. Last year, they made $13 billion… That is what Joe Biden did!Joe Biden becoming president is the best thing that ever happened to the Mexican drug cartels! Of that 13 billion, they make about half of their money on human trafficking, about half of their money on drug trafficking. You know, you just played Karine Jean-Pierre saying fentanyl has never been better. I actually wonder if the reporters in the briefing room scooted back afraid that lightning was going to hit the podium. I mean, good God. Last year, we had the highest number of drug overdoses in the history of our country, over 100,000 drug overdoses in the United States, the majority of which came from Chinese fentanyl flooding across this border. Joe Biden and the Democrats are responsible for turning these vicious murderers into multi billionaires. We need to bankrupt them, we need to put them out of business. And the people responsible for these murders need to be brought to justice!“
On March 3, four American citizens were kidnapped by armed men as they drove into Matamoros, Mexico, in the north-eastern state of Tamaulipas, just across the border from Texas. According to family in the United States, they traveled there for cosmetic surgery.
One individual, identified simply as José “N,” 24, of Tamaulipas, has been detained.
“We offer our deepest condolences to the friends and families of those who were killed in these attacks.” said White House National Security Council spokesperson John Kirby.
Tamaulipas Attorney General Irving Barrios Mojica announced in a tweet that the two surviving victims were handed to the US on Tuesday in collaboration with the US embassy in Matamoros.
A highly armed Mexican military convoy transported them back under armed guard.
The FBI later verified that two Americans were discovered deceased and that the other two were sent to US hospitals for treatment.
The agency will also engage with foreign partners and other law enforcement organizations to “hold those responsible for this horrific and violent attack accountable for their crimes” according to the statement.
Zindell Brown and Shaeed Woodard’s remains have been found and are being returned, according to US officials.
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