Gov. Ron DeSantis is doubling down on his promise to use lethal force against fentanyl traffickers attempting to cross the U.S. southern border if elected president, telling voters at the first GOP presidential debate earlier this month that he would “use all available powers as commander-in-chief” to suppress the epidemic.
But homeland security officials say almost all of the fentanyl is being smuggled through the border at legal ports of entry, not by foreign nationals, but by U.S. citizens.
Data collected by U.S. Customs and Border Protection shows that more than 96% of seizures this year have been at legal
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