RALEIGH – We wish we didn’t have to do these stories. Rather, we wish there were no story to do because our border was secure and our immigration laws were strictly enforced. Alas, the border is not secure (thanks Congress!) and our immigration laws are hardly enforced to the fullest extent.
That’s why it is not necessarily surprising to see that two illegal aliens were caught in Wake County with 81 pounds of cocaine. That is A LOT of cocaine moving right here through the Old North State.
“Two men face drug trafficking charges after Wake County deputies caught them with 81 pounds of cocaine, according to arrest warrants.
Octavio Lopez Martinez, 53, of 1811 Evergreen Ave. in Raleigh, and Edis Leonidas Herrera-Mejia, 52, of Central Islip, N.Y., were each charged Sunday with conspiracy to traffic in cocaine, conspiracy to sell cocaine and conspiracy to deliver cocaine.
Both men were being held in the Wake County jail under $5 million bonds. […]”
The worst part? IF these two men were some how bonded out and a judge agreed, the Wake County Sheriff, Gerald Baker, may very well let them walk before an ICE detention request could be honored. Sheriff Baker is one of many in North Carolina that ran on the promise to suspend cooperation agreements with ICE, and have followed through by releasing dozens of criminal illegal aliens back into our communities before ICE could have them deported.
Wouldn’t it be nice if everyone, from local law enforcement, to our nation’s capital, was doing everything in their power to establish law and order and protect our border?