In a special “Hannity” investigation, investigative reporter Sara Carter traveled to the Antelope Valley around Lancaster, Calif., Where – hundreds of miles from the Mexican border – Biden’s border policies hit everyday Americans hard as cartel-linked marijuana grow operations. have become a criminal scourge.
Carter walked the acres and acres of warehouses and growing fields with Rep. Mike Garcia, a Republican freshman from Santa Clarita, who gave him the latest news on the dangerous criminal enterprise.
Showing a warehouse surrounded by acres of brush, Garcia told Carter it contained at least 20,000 marijuana plants, and pointed to another area outside the warehouse where more plants had been freshly harvested.
“[Y]You see these little light gray and white spots, it’s an illegal crop right there. They probably don’t grow petunias or tomatoes, ”the lawmaker said.
Carter told “Hannity” that law enforcement authorities are overwhelmed at the southern border by the flood of illegal immigrants and cannot simultaneously handle the influx of cartel-related crime into the Valley of the Antelope.
“It’s the border crisis mostly in our backyard; about 3,400 miles from [Mexico]. It’s affecting the everyday lives of Americans right now: it’s not good for Americans [or] those who are here illegally, ”Garcia said.
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Carter told Hannity she was stunned by the miles and miles of “vast, sophisticated and illegal crops. [that are] worth tens of millions of dollars. “
“They have become extremely brazen. They aren’t afraid to hide it, they don’t hide it because they don’t think they will ever be held responsible for it and they continue to sell their product – not just to states. -United, but according to the police, they are moving millions of dollars, even billions, abroad, and we don’t even know where it’s going, ”she said.
Residents Carter spoke to refused to show their faces for fear of retaliation from the cartel, and one woman lamented how uncomfortable she felt with the cartels operating so openly in her neighborhood.
“I know they have no respect for human life, and if someone gets in their way, they won’t think twice about knocking you out. I don’t think they would think about it. even twice, “she mentioned.
Carter added that in the helicopter with Garcia, a car in the crop area spotted them and ran into the undergrowth to avoid being seen. In another case, cartel workers began filming the helicopter in what the reporter described as attempted intimidation.
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She also spoke with Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva, who told her Los Angeles County was once again becoming the “Wild West.”
“The origins of the LA County Sheriff’s Department date back to 1850. It was literally the Wild West. 171 years later, it is once again the Wild West, ”he says.
Villanueva pledged to be tough on operations as much as possible, saying: “The difference that tamed the Wild West was the sheriff: the sheriff’s department, public order, structure, civil society. [criminal] item up there. Again, we’re going to step back in time in history here; the sheriff’s department, we’re going to reaffirm authority and order and take care of business. “
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