Arizona sheriff: “Cartels stepping up smuggling, trafficking” over concern Republicans will take over Congress in November


PIMA COUNTY, AZ- With it looking more likely every day that Republicans will take back the House and are also getting closer to taking over the Senate, it isn’t only Democrats who are concerned about the prospects of that happening.

One Arizona sheriff, Mark Lamb of Pinal County, Arizona says drug cartels too are very concerned because quite frankly business has never been better than it has been under Biden and Congressional Democrats, The Western Journal reports.

Lamb isn’t alone in his opinion that drug cartels, anticipating a “going out of business” sale come November 8 are stepping up their game in anticipation, with cartels and human traffickers engaged in a renewed surge over the US-Mexico border.

Lamb told journalist John Solomon that claims made by Democrats that the U.S. border is secure are “gaslighting the American people” because “[the] border has never been more unsecured.”

Lamb continued, noting “the Mexican drug cartels are now scrambling to surge as many illegal migrants as possible across the southern border under the wire.”

Lamb told Solomon on his podcast, “I think the cartels are very astute to what’s going on in our political world.

“I think they see that the House is going to go back to Republican, and likely the Senate as well. I think you’ll start to see even more push to bring people in, as like a last-ditch effort.”

Despite having significant concerns about the toll unleashed on the American people through cartel drug smuggling, Lamb is even more concerned about the human smuggling aspect of open borders. He pointed out the following question to Solomon:

“If I were to sell you a pill or an ounce of cocaine, how many times can I sell it to you?”

“One,” he said answering his own rhetorical question.

“How many times can they sell you a woman or a child? They can do it over and over and over and over again. And that is what is happening.

When you bring 300,000 people to the border every month, you have to be naïve to think that A, that those people all have good intentions for America, but B, you have to be naïve to think that those people are not being enslaved—the women into the sex trade, the children into the sex trade here in America,” Lamb said.

Moreover, equally disturbing is the fact that for those who are not successfully smuggled across the border, they typically end up dying grim and disturbing deaths.

Recall that according to the New York Post, a smuggler transporting illegals into the U.S. “was able to get past a Texas border checkpoint and make it to San Antonio before his truck apparently developed mechanical problems, and he abandoned it on the side of the road.”

So what of the illegals inside the trailer portion of the semi? The Post noted that by the time the semi-truck was found by law enforcement authorities, “the truck had turned into a coffin amid 103-degree temperatures, leaving ‘stacks of bodies’ inside.”

As Solomon noted, “Texas Republican Gov. Greg Abbott recently declared the Mexican trafficking cartels domestic terrorist organizations and called on…Biden to do the same. As of now, Biden has not responded to Abbott’s request.”

While Biden and Attorney General Merrick Garland concern themselves with targeting pro-life activists, school parents, and geriatrics trespassing at the Capitol, while labeling half the country “enemies of the State” and “terrorists,” they completely ignore the scourge occurring at the southern border.

Hopefully, Sheriff Lamb is a soothsayer and people will turn out on November 8 and “throw the bums out.” Otherwise, we will continue to see an unabated invasion as the southern border and sadly, the drug smuggling and epidemic of human trafficking continue.

For more on human trafficking, please check out a previous report about efforts of Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis to crack down on the problem:


The Florida Supreme Court on June 29 approved Gov. Ron DeSantis’ request to impanel a statewide grand jury to investigate immigration-related issues such as the smuggling of illegal immigrant children into the state.

Justices, in a four-page unanimous order, said the statewide grand jury will be impaneled for a year in the 10th Judicial Circuit, which is made up of Polk, Hardee and Highlands counties. The circuit’s chief judge, Ellen Masters, will preside over the grand jury.


In announcing the petition for the grand jury June 17, DeSantis said:

“We aren’t a border state. People are wondering, ‘Why are you doing this? People will say, ‘Let Texas or Arizona worry about that.’ Let me tell you, people trying to come in illegally are trying to get to Florida.”

The order listed a series of issues that the grand jury could probe for example, the methods by which minors are brought to the United States and Florida, in particular.

Through the order, the grand jury will investigate “parents, guardians or other family members of unaccompanied alien children who have conspired with transnational criminal organizations or other illicit actors to smuggle, and thus endanger, their children.”


The grand jury will also be tasked with investigating transnational criminal organizations, “their members, or other illicit actors who smuggle or traffic unaccompanied alien children or other illegal aliens to Florida.”

The Supreme Court said:

“[The grand jury will have] jurisdiction throughout the state of Florida, to investigate crime, return indictments, make presentments and otherwise perform all functions of (a) grand jury with regard to the offenses.” 

Impaneling statewide grand juries is uncommon but not unheard of, with the highest-profile statewide grand jury in recent years investigating school safety after the 2018 mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland.


DeSantis and Attorney General Ashley Moody are focusing on immigration issues in light of the Biden administration’s refusal to control the southern border. Moody has filed or signed onto a series of lawsuits challenging federal policies in an effort to force the federal government to obey the laws on the books.

DeSantis announced his request for a statewide grand jury June 17 during an appearance at the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office in Pensacola.

During that appearance, he also signed a bill (SB 1808) that bars state and local government agencies from contracting with transportation companies that bring undocumented immigrants into the state. The bill also expands a 2019 law that bans illegal-immigrant sanctuary cities in Florida.

The Florida Legislature in 2019 passed the anti-sanctuary city law but a federal judge last September blocked the state from enforcing it, which the state is appealing. The judge’s ruling was in response to a lawsuit filed by the city of South Miami and organizations that are against the governor’s stand against illegal immigration.

The grand jury also is charged with investigating local jurisdictions that refuse to honor a request to detain people in the country illegally if they have been arrested for a crime. The governor’s petition specifically cited Miami-Dade County, which refuses to honor the immigration detainers.

DeSantis also said he intended to expand a strike force made up of state and local law enforcement agents that is focused on trafficking. The concept is being tested in several Panhandle counties, he said.

In a 12-page petition to the Supreme Court requesting the grand jury, DeSantis and general counsel Ryan Newman listed numerous issues that require investigation. DeSantis said one main issue is the smuggling of undocumented children who can be sexually exploited or used to traffic drugs or weapons.

The petition noted that many illegal immigrants end up in Florida. The petition stated:

“As more illegal aliens enter the United States and settle in Florida, more will seek to have their children illegally smuggled here as well.”

The governor sent a blunt warning to illegal immigrants back in April, when Texas Gov. Greg Abbott began sending illegal aliens to Washington, D.C., on buses. DeSantis issued a statement that anyone in the United States illegally should not try to travel to Florida after some of the migrants said they hoped to make their way to Miami.

DeSantis’ office said:

“To those who have entered the country illegally, fair warning: do not come to Florida. Life will not be easy for you, because we are obligated to uphold the immigration laws of this country, even if our federal government and other states won’t.” 


At least a dozen migrants from the buses told news outlets they would not be staying in Washington, and that Miami and New York City were their destinations. DeSantis’ statement warned:

“Florida is not a sanctuary state, and our social programs are designed to serve the citizens of our state.

“If you have come here illegally, you have been done a great disservice by the Biden Administration. They have encouraged you to make dangerous treks, oftentimes at great physical distress to you and your family. Sometimes, this has even meant putting your fate into the hands of dangerous coyotes and human traffickers.”

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