‘Secure Border’ Leads To 1,800 Opioid-Related Overdoses In Arizona

  • U.S. Customs and Border Protection recently released their operational statistics for the month of July, and the number of arrests at the southern border during the agency’s fiscal year so far is nearing 2 million, a record high. The number of open border-related fentanyl seizures during the same time is also at an all-time high and is worsening the nation’s drug-related overdose and death epidemic.
  • In Arizona, the opioid crisis has brought nearly 2,000 overdoses this year.
  • In an interview at the end of July, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas insisted the border was “secure.”
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