Not that it will ever be acknowledged by CNN or the rest of the dishonest mainstream media, but the Trump administration continues to work hard to protect America.
With Democrats on record wanting open borders and special treatment for illegal immigrants, the truth of the matter that criminals are able to use the political chaos to enter the country — often hidden amongst thousands of migrants.
One of those criminal illegals will be spending the next six years in federal prison after being busted with enough of the dangerous drug fentanyl to potentially kill half a million people.
On Monday, the Justice Department announced that 53-year-old Pablo Vega-Ontanon, a Mexican heroin trafficker who was arrested last November would be off the streets and behind bars where he belongs.
Vega-Otanon was living in Georgia before his ill-fated trip to Mississippi where he was popped after agreeing to sell heroin to a confidential informant. Tests on the drug were positive for fentanyl.
Illegal Alien Caught With Enough Fentanyl To Kill 500,000 People Is Sentenced To Prison: DOJ https://t.co/MsObMh5qCZ
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) September 11, 2019
An illegal alien was sentenced to prison Monday for attempting to traffic enough fentanyl in the United States to kill hundreds of thousands of people.
Pablo Vega-Ontanon, a 53-year-old Mexican national living illegally in Georgia, was sentenced to 74 months in federal prison and five years of supervised release for his intent to distribute nine kilograms of heroin, according to a press release from the Justice Department.
Vega-Ontanon arrived in Gulfport, Mississippi, in November 2018 alongside two co-defendants. The three men attempted to sell heroin to a confidential informant, and said they had 10 kilograms of the drug inside a compartment in their car. Shortly after being arrested, the substance was tested and found to not only contain nine kilograms of heroin, but also included one kilogram of fentanyl.
The amount of fentanyl was enough to produce 500,000 fatal doses, according to the Justice Department.
A statement from U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst says ays Vega-Ontanon and others were found with nine kilograms of heroin and one kilogram of fentanyl, which can produce 500,000 fatal doses. https://t.co/fq2knM0E5h
— KWWL (@KWWL) September 10, 2019
Additional details according to the DOJ:
Illegal Alien Arrested with Enough Fentanyl to Kill 500,000 People Sentenced to Over Six Years in Federal Prison for Heroin Trafficking.
Law Enforcement Officers Seize Nine Kilos of Heroin, One Kilo of Fentanyl, from Defendant
Gulfport, Miss. – Pablo Vega-Ontanon, 53, an illegal alien from Mexico who was living in Georgia, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Sul Ozerden to 74 months in federal prison, followed by five years of supervised release, for possession with intent to distribute heroin, announced U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst and Special Agent in Charge Jere T. Miles with Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations in New Orleans.
On November 6, 2018, Vega-Ontanon and two co-defendants arrived in Gulfport to sell heroin to a confidential informant. They claimed to have ten kilograms of heroin hidden in a compartment of their vehicle. All three were arrested shortly thereafter. The substance was eventually tested and found to contain nine kilograms of heroin and one kilogram of fentanyl.
One kilogram of fentanyl can produce half a million fatal doses.
Sad news for Democrats who have just lost one prospective voter in next year’s critical election but good news for law-abiding Americans who abhor the open borders policies promoted by the far-left socialist party.
Thanks to the Trump administration’s hard line stance on criminal illegals, more and more of these dangerous individuals continue to be taken off the streets.