January 19, 2021

Trump’s ‘war on drugs’ returns significant results

What do the Mexican border wall, Middle East peace, and a significant victory in the war on drugs all have in common? They’re things President Donald Trump has achieved that were previously considered impossible.

According to the Washington Examiner, Trump has succeeded in getting 74,000 pounds of marijuana and 216 metric tons of cocaine off American streets through coordinated counternarcotics enforcement. Those efforts also deprive drug lords in places like Venezuela from earning the $5.7 billion in illicit revenue.

The Trump administration renewed a crackdown on the drug trade that filters through the waters off the coast of Miami. The area encompasses 42 million square miles of ocean territory that serves as a conduit for narcotics into the U.S. from other nations.

With the COVID-19 pandemic in March came a renewed challenge to the area. Joint Interagency Task Force South’s Strategic Initiatives Group Chief Lt. Col. Andrew Ajamian described it to the Examiner as a “roller coaster up and down,” which led Trump to ramp up efforts in the area beginning in April.

Trump said the efforts would protect Americans from the “deadly scourge of illegal narcotics” in a White House briefing April 1. “We must not let the drug cartels exploit the pandemic to threaten American lives,” he said, continuing:

In cooperation with the 22 partner nations, U.S. Southern Command will increase surveillance, disruption, and seizures of drug shipments and provide additional support for eradication efforts which are going on right now at a record pace.  We’re deploying additional Navy destroyers, combat ships, aircraft, and helicopters; Coast Guard cutters; and Air Force surveillance aircraft, doubling our capabilities in the region.

The JITF-South consists of 500 civilian-military working in conjunction with 16 other government agencies, the U.S. Coast Guard and foreign nations to blanket the area with law enforcement. In 2019, the task force seized 280 metric tons of cocaine — a number that could be surpassed by the end of 2020.

“In Key West, we are the tip of the spear working with international [and] interagency partners to prevent the flow of drugs,” Ajamian also told the Examiner. “Drugs are a serious threat to this country, and just as much, they’re a threat to our neighbors and partners to the South,” he said, citing the 2018 figure of 15,000 Americans dead from cocaine.

He also stated that money earned in the drug trade fuels crime and instability in the source nations. It also packs American cities with migrants and U.S. prisons with drug offenders. “Every day where a boat is being stopped and product seized, that’s a tactical action,” Ajamin said. “The cumulative effects of those tactical actions over and over again really are enhancing the security of the United States and, frankly, its health.”

For decades, Democrats have railed against the war on drugs for its expense and supposed ineffectiveness in keeping narcotics out of the U.S. However, just like Trump’s other victories at home and abroad, he has achieved what was previously unachievable.

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38 Responses

          1. Biden and then Harris won’t be which is the Deep State and the Dems want will never be my president. Trump is.

  1. This is why we need Trump in for another 4 years. He is a strong president and always looking out for our safety . God bless him. We must get him back in or all of this will go away. Down the drain so to speak .

    1. So right Mary. We have to get him back into office again for another 4 years. We need the swamp cleaned out. Trump loves America and the American people. He only wants what is best for us. Praying that they turn all the states to the Good because if
      Bidon gets in we are in for a new World order.

    2. And what did obummer, & his side-kick Holder, do to ‘curtail the cartels’. Bought them off with guns – Fast & Furious! Guns that were then used in crimes against American citizens. (Just 1 of many of his foibles) And some of you fools voted for o-b-want-a-brains ex VP. There’s no accounting for stupid.

  2. President Trump has protected our nation for the past 4 years and I stand behind him. I pray you read The American Digest and see what he has accomplished in these years he has served.
    You know every time we have seen Biden on TV and every time he opened his mouth that he is not able to lead our country. Do you want other nations to take our great nation?

  3. The war on drugs is a war I agree too!! This is wonderful news and so over due. It is amazing how much has been confiscated, imagine what has been destroying our cities and citizens in the past. Seems like typical politicians are not interested in anything but their pockets being filled. glad we have an intelligent, country loving President who knows how to get the job done!! We need at least 4 more years!!

  4. If the truth was actually exposed, Trump probably received more “legitimate” votes than anyone running for President in our history.

  5. Biden is so senile & can not lead this country let alone talk. You who voted for that idiot are even more idiotic. use your brain & realize that Biden isn’t really the one who is running everything. It’s actually the muslim nut case Obomb that still thinks he’s president. He was the worst president ever & disgraced this country all during his presidency by going all over the world apologizing to leaders of other nations for us bowing down until he almost fell on his head. He was disgusting! He will be getting a third term if Biden gets in. Thank God for Trump because Obomb left him a mess to clean up.

  6. How sick–demo’s steal election–communism perevails–hope America will not accept this..Beware Biden/Kamala!!!!

  7. I don’t know how the Democrats stole this election, the majority of the American people can’t be that blind. It was rigged from the beginning that’s why Biden stayed in his basement. I’m afraid all we have gained with President Trump will be lost. So very sad!

  8. LISTEN UP CITIZENS of AMERICA!!!! OUR PRESIDENT DOES NOT TALK without KNOWING WHAT HE is SAYING & as FAR as TRUE AMERCIAN CITIZENS are ABLE to TELL, WHAT HE SAYS is THE GODS HONEST TRUTH as to WHAT HE & HIS RESEARCERS have FOUND OUT !!! GOD BLESS PRESIDENT DONALD J. TRUMP!! A TRUE HERO & HONEST AMERICAN PATRIOT !!!! An AMERICAN PRESIDENT of the PEOPLE & for ALL the AMERICAN PEOPLE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      1. ROBERT; I THANK YOU for YOUR AGEEEING in what I had to say in My POST!!!! God BLESS AMERICA & OUR PRESIDENT !!!!!!

  9. While some of the Democrats were trying to impeach our President the last four years with the help of the media, there was another faction busy at work to do all they could to undermine the 2020 election so that they could make sure that the election would go their way. They wanted our President Trump out of office come hell or high water and if they couldn’t impeach one way or another, they would “vote” him out by HOOK AND CROOK! And thus far that is what is being played out. Pray for a miracle or else we have to stand firm and know we can try and do it in 2 years unless the Dems have done such harm that our elections will be that of a Third World Country and America will be no more!

    1. I also lost my post into cyberspace, as well, so yes, they are censoring what we write! I also had one post that said it was being moderated! I don’t write anymore for these articles!

  10. CHINA AND BIDEN THE NEW PRESIDENT OF THE USA > HOW DO YOU ELITES
    LIKE THAT >> YOU DID NOT GET THE USA CHINA BEAT YOU TO IT > BIDEN SOLD YOU ELITES OUT>:LOL

  11. Just cannot understand how as pres elect comes before the American people and tells them his election team has put together the best fraud election the USAHas ever witnessed and that no one is going to be able to prove it. This alone should disqualify him immediately. He admits the election was fraud then states. It was a gaffe what he said REALLY …. wonder what else he will say this is scary for us

  12. Never give up, never give in! President Trump won, we can’t let this farce of an election put Biden in our White House! The reason he didn’t campaign is he knew odumbo had it rigged for him! Pray for President Trump to prove it was rigged, and ask your electors to vote for President Trump! We have to fight tooth and nail to save our country! Biden will NEVER be president!

  13. Donald Trump is the best president we’ve had and despite what the democrats want, Trump will do whatever it takes to get in, despite what even Biden wants!
    Biden needs to be removed asap for his own brain Aneurysm!

  14. Here is a thought from all you who give GOD Glory, as I surely do. According to Psalms 75:6-7/Romans 13:1/Colossians 1:16 KJV The principalities and powers that be are “ORDAINED” of God and at HIS power they are installed to do HIS will! SO, whatever THE LORD decides that “WILL, will be done!

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