For the last four years, we’ve heard Donald Trump talk about how Mexicans bring nothing but drugs and crime into the United States, but apparently his focus should have been on the Philadelphia Shipping Yard as opposed to the U.S.-Mexico border.
According to law enforcement sources, on Tuesday, Federal agents seized 15,000 kilos of cocaine found in seven different shipping containers that arrived into the yard after having traveled from Chile, Panama and the Bahamas.
“We’re talking about an invasion of our country with drugs, with human traffickers, with all types of criminals and gangs,” Trump said in a speech declaring a national emergency.
“The massive cache of drugs could have a street value between $350 million and $750 million at $25,000-50,000 per kilo,” sources told NBC10.
“Homeland Security Investigations and Customs and Border Protection are leading a multi-agency inspection of shipping containers aboard a merchant ship at the Port of Philadelphia,” ICE said in a statement. “We will release additional details when it is appropriate to do so.”
This news is particularly interesting considering earlier this year, Trump claimed that Ports of Entry such as Philadelphia’s should not be a concern when it comes to drugs entering the country.
“We have tremendous amounts of drugs flowing into our country,” Trump said in February. “Much of it coming from the southern border, when you look and when you listen to politicians, particularly certain Democrats, they say ‘It all comes through the ports of entry.’ Wrong, it’s wrong. It’s just a lie. It’s all a lie. They say, ‘Walls don’t work.’ Walls work 100 percent.”
Looks like Trump was wrong yet again, folks.