Thursday, September 23, 2010

"Evidence of the people and drugs coming into our country was everywhere"

Rockingham County, North Carolina Sheriff Sam Page used vacation time to come to Arizona and spend time with those trying to keep us secure from invasion.  He saw what was happening first hand.  God bless you Sheriff Sam Page! 

Video taken by Sheriff Page included at the link.

Oh, and this is just one more reason why US Foreign Aid needs to drop to nothing immediately - they are using the quite durable USAid bags as containers for drugs.

Rockingham Co. Sheriff shares experiences from U.S border

ROCKINGHAM COUNTY, N.C. - A Triad sheriff is sharing his experiences after spending six days patrolling near the U.S.-Mexico border. Rockingham County Sheriff Sam Page says he took the trip to learn more about both human and drug trafficking. Page says what happens there has a direct impact on what happens in North Carolina.

Page has been leading the war on drugs in Rockingham County for many years. "But I wanted to go to actually see where the drug trafficking begins in the United States. Over 50 percent of our drugs-- cocaine, methamphetamine, or marijuana-- come right over the U.S.-Mexican border," he said.

That's why he used vacation time to go to Arizona. He rode along with deputies there, videotaping his experiences. He says the experience was eye-opening. "People coming across could be drug traffickers, human traffickers, or terrorist, we don't know who's coming across our borders," said Page.

Evidence of the people and drugs coming into our country was everywhere. From abandoned clothing to water jugs and bags used to carry drugs, he didn't have to work hard to find the evidence in this particular case. “What's interesting is that we saw some of the containers they use,” Page said. "Some of the packaging they use is some of the same stuff we see back here in North Carolina."

He says they even went as far as to use bags the U.S. gave to Mexico for aid and recycled them to bring drugs back into our country. Page points out, all of those experiences have a direct effect on North Carolina.

"Once drugs come across our border, Rockingham County is about 32 hours away driving time, but it doesn't take long to get those same drugs that crossed our borders coming right here to North Carolina,” he said.

Page says now that he's seen first hand what's going on, he plans to use the video he shot and let others know. “This is affecting us in North Carolina, this is affecting us in the United States,” Page said. “This is something we all need to take issue with. Homeland Security begins at home as far as I am concerned.”

Page says he thinks this is not a political issue, but a safety one and hopes others will agree.

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