(Seattle, Washington) Earlier this week, it was reported that illegal alien Javier Sanchez-Vasquez, 27, and five confederates in a drug trafficking ring were arrested by Drug Enforcement Administration and Snohomish Regional Drug Task Force agents. At the time, 23 pounds of heroin, 33 pounds of cocaine and approximately $260,000 in cash were seized.
In the latest development, agents discovered secret compartments in the traffickers' vehicles which contained more than $600,000 in cash bringing the total money seized to more than $880,000. And, the secret compartments were quite innovative.
While searching a 1995 Ford Explorer on Tuesday, agents discovered compartments built into the front seats of the vehicle. Opening the compartments required simultaneously pressing on the brakes and pushing a button underneath the floorboard matting on the driver's side of the car.I would
guess that the agents didn't figure out the system until after they dismantled the entire vehicle. However, as a result of finding secret compartments, agents are now searching vehicles with a Vacis X-ray machine which is normally employed in cargo container inspections.
Although few people would likely doubt the significance of the drug bust in light of the quantity and funds involved, it has been largely unnoticed by the mainstream media (MSM). Logically, the bust itself has to be viewed as an indication of an extensive and sophisticated trafficking network from Mexico to the Pacific Northwest operated by illegal aliens. Crimping this drug pipeline is newsworthy particularly because television news frequently reports on the widespread addiction problems in Washington and Oregon. In fact, Portland has a reputation as a magnet for heroin addicts.
Then consider that somewhere along the U.S.-Mexico border, the drugs and money have to cross with heavy packages going in both directions. And on both ends of the trafficking pipeline are foreign nationals, presumably Mexican. This means that the entire criminal enterprise is run by foreigners, as opposed to American crooks receiving drugs from outside the country and operating a distribution system. The only involvement of American citizens in this particular drug operation is as hapless end-users, the addicts.
One must realize that the usual arguments for allowing illegal aliens into the U.S. do not apply to the people running the subject drug ring. They aren't hard-working, law-abiding, tax-paying families trying to make better lives for themselves and their children. They aren't foreigners lured by big business to come and do jobs American citizens shun. And surely they aren't foreigners seeking freedom, democracy, opportunity and a path to U.S. citizenship. They are simply criminal foreign drug dealers running an organization in the U.S.
I suggest that the subject drug enterprise wouldn't exist if the border were secure. I would also suggest that the elite media have been less than responsible in not giving this story, along with other illegal alien trafficking stories, greater exposure.
Companion post at Interested-Participant.