In an effort to remain objective and considerate of the plight of poor illegal aliens that just want to come here for a better life and who tremble at the sight of a sheriff's deputy in their rearview mirror, I present the following:
A recent report from the National Drug Intelligence Center, an agency under the U.S. Justice Department outlines how foreign gangs are targeting North Carolina.
(Map of NC cities reporting the presence of Mexican Drug Trafficking Organizations, Jan. 1, 2006- April 8, 2008)
The report says:
"Mexican criminal groups are expanding Mexican heroin distribution in eastern states, where previously only South American heroin had been available. Mexican heroin distribution groups are distributing the drug in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee. For example, in February 2008 DEA announced the sentencing of a Mexican national convicted of leading a black tar heroin distribution group in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Members of the Charlotte criminal group had worked with other Mexican nationals in Arizona, California, Indiana, and Ohio to smuggle 10 to 15 kilograms of black tar heroin each month from Nayarit, Mexico, for distribution throughout the United States. The Charlotte organization had also established distribution cells throughout North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee."
Clearly the lack of border protection is not just about making sure there are enough workers here. And don't think for a minute that this is merely a question of a threat from south of the border (and, no, I don't mean South Carolina). Read on:
"Furthermore, law enforcement reporting indicates that Nigerian drug traffickers are expanding their distribution of heroin (most likely Southwest Asian heroin, although the origin has not been confirmed by signature testing) in the Southeast Region. For example, in June 2008 a Nigerian national smuggling heroin on a commercial flight departed from Nigeria, arrived in New York City, and proceeded to North Carolina. Upon arrival in there, the smuggler was hospitalized, and doctors removed approximately 600 grams of heroin (42 balloons) from his body. The smuggler lived in North Carolina, and the heroin was most likely intended for local distribution."
Apparently, North Carolina has some wolves among the sheep. Maybe one of these foreign drug dealers will get stopped in Alamance County for a "routine" traffic offense and get removed from our streets. We can no longer allow criminal organizations to ply their trade in our state without fear of being caught. Illegal border crossing is only a misdemeanor under US law but it opens the door wide to countless felonies that ruin our communities. While the ACLU is trying to harass our Sheriffs that have taken a stand for the rule of law, what has the ACLU done to keep heroin out of your neighborhood?