Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s Operation Lone Star has stopped 344 million lethal doses of fentanyl from entering the country. Abbott says that’s “enough to kill every American.”
Governor Abbott released the latest numbers on his website:
Governor Greg Abbott, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS), and the Texas National Guard continue to work together to secure the border, stop the smuggling of drugs, weapons, and people into Texas, and prevent, detect, and interdict transnational criminal behavior between ports of entry in response to the federal government’s unwillingness to address the border crisis.
Since the launch of Operation Lone Star, multi-agency efforts have led to more than 239,849 migrant apprehensions, along with more than 14,364 criminal arrests — and more than 11,666 felony charges. Over 4,710 weapons and almost $37 million in currency have been seized. In the fight against fentanyl, DPS has seized over 342 million lethal doses throughout the state.
Operation Lone Star continues to fill the dangerous gaps left by the Biden Administration’s refusal to secure the border. Every individual who is apprehended or arrested and every ounce of drugs seized would have otherwise made their way into communities across Texas and the nation due to President Biden’s open border policies.
Abbott shared the news on Twitter as part of National Fentanyl Awareness Day:
“Operation Lone Star has seized over 344M lethal doses of fentanyl. Enough to kill every American. This crisis isn’t unique to our state, it’s plaguing the country. Texas is committed to stopping the flow of drugs from coming into our country in the wake of Biden’s inaction.”