Internet unloads on Trump's wall hypocrisy after Border Patrol seizes largest-ever fentanyl stash — at a legal port of entry
Fentanyl seized at the Nogales port of entry from Mexico in Arizona (left) and President Donald Trump (right). Images via screengrab.

U.S. Customs and Border Patrol announced it had made its largest-ever fentanyl seizure at a legal port of entry Thursday — and Twitter users noted how ironic that reality was.


The Associated Press reported that CBP seized nearly 254 pounds of fentanyl at the Nogales port of entry at the Mexico border in Arizona. The smuggler used a tractor-trailer carrying produce and was discovered after it was inspected at the Mariposa border crossing.

MSNBC correspondent Jacob Soboroff pointed out how the facts of the seizure discount President Donald Trump's claims that drugs are being smuggled via individuals crossing over from the unwalled parts of the US-Mexico border.

"Guess where? Port of entry, not desert," Soboroff wrote. "Guess who? Mexican national, not Central American asylum seeker. Guess how? In a tractor-trailer, not a backpack. Guess what didn't stop it? A wall. Agents using technology did."

Juliette Kayyem, a former Homeland Security official, noted the inconsistencies as well.

"In a normal world, this would be heralded as fantastic news showing how our efforts can stop the devastation of #fentanyl," she tweeted. "But since the only focus of [the Trump White House] is with a wall -- rather than tough border protection efforts -- it's viewed in that context."

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