Drug bust of Mexican Sinaloa Cartel in this state seized enough Fentanyl to kill 500,000 people


LOUDON COUNTY, VA– The U.S. Attorney’s office recently announced a narcotics investigation which resulted in authorities reportedly seizing enough fentanyl to kill the entire population of Loudon County, Virginia, twice. 

A massive drug bust, which targeted the infamous Mexican Sinaloa Cartel, went down in the wealthy suburbs of Washington D.C.

The three year long investigation resulted in millions of dollars in cash, and thousands of pounds of lethal narcotics being seized, that were intended for distribution on U.S. soil. 

The largest of the drug busts reportedly took place in Loudon County, Virginia, where the murderous Mexican cartel had enough fentanyl on hand to kill every man, woman, and child in the county of nearly half a million people, twice authorities said.

During the investigation, which began in 2017 and concluding in 2020, authorities were able to directly connect prominent drug traffickers in the wealthy DC suburbs with the Sinaloa Cartel of Mexico, an infamous crime syndicate once led by Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman.

The expansive law enforcement investigation, dubbed Operation Angels Envy, remained under wraps until this week when its conclusion was announced publicly.

Officials say the investigation eventually stretched across seven states, with authorities seizing enough drugs to cause deaths of genocidal proportions.

On Wednesday, May 26th Sheriff Mike Chapman announced that just over one year ago, in February of 2020, the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office executed the largest drug bust in county history as part of Operation Angels Envy.

In total, county authorities and their federal partners say they seized more than 50 kilograms of cocaine, 2 kilograms of fentanyl, 1 kilogram of heroin, 6 pounds of marijuana, 150 grams of crack cocaine, 7 guns, and more than $1.4 million in cash as part of the historic drug bust, in total carrying an estimated street value of $6.5 million, National File reported.

Sheriff Chapman, said:

“We seized enough fentanyl to kill every man, woman, and child in Loudoun County two times over,” 

Chapman went on to say:

“Much like these drugs having a far-reaching impact in our country, I am proud to say the work of our detectives in Loudoun County in combination with other DEA Task Force members had an even further impact on the operations of the Sinaloa Cartel,” 

A statement from the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office attributed to Chapman read:

“Our law enforcement community must continue to fight this scourge and protect our citizens,” 

According to reports, the entire investigation stretched across the Washington D.C. region as a whole, with portions of the operation reportedly stretching into Maryland and the District.

Authorities were able to trace the drugs from Mexico, to California, which were then sent directly to the D.C. area. The bust resulted in a total of 33 individuals being charged.

Additionally, authorities said they seized a total of 473 pounds of methamphetamine, 42 kilograms of fentanyl, 9 kilograms of heroin, 129 kilograms of cocaine, 5,100 pounds of other drugs, over $5.3 million in American currency, 114 firearms, and over $700,000 worth of jewelry and vehicles.

According to law enforcement, the total of 42 kilograms of fentanyl seized from the Sinaloa Cartel could have killed as many as 21 million Americans, with most of the supply streaming into the United States through the unsecured southern border with Mexico.

The drug problem has exploded in the United States, and in April of this year, Law Enforcement today reported that hundreds of sheriffs called on Biden to complete the border wall to stop ‘gangs, guns, and dangerous drugs’ from entering America. Here is more on that story. 

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WASHINGTON, DC – The Biden administration came under fire from the nation’s sheriffs on Wednesday for failing to control the ongoing border crisis. Hundreds of sheriffs from dozens of states sent a letter to the President pushing him to change course.

The letter, signed by 275 sheriffs from 39 states warned the President of dangerous repercussions if he continued to allow illegal immigrants to flow into the country. The letter, released by the Federation for American Immigration Reform, read:

“America’s Sheriffs are deeply troubled about the dangerous impacts your administration’s border policies are having on our citizens, legal residents, and communities. You must act now before our nation’s public safety resources are overwhelmed with the criminal side effects of unchecked illegal immigration, including transnational gangs, guns, dangerous drugs, and human trafficking.”

The United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) reported record numbers of illegal immigrants taken into custody at the US-Mexico border. A CBP report released last week showed that 172,331 people were taken into custody trying to enter the country illegally over the southern border in March.

Texas Governor Greg Abbott held a press conference last week to address the overcrowding in detention facilities and accusations that child abuse and neglect of children was happening inside those facilities. The Governor said the Biden administration’s failed immigration policy was causing the problems:

“Earlier today, The Texas Health and Human Services Commission and the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services separately received tips that allege child abuse and neglect at the federal government’s Child and Migrant facility at the Freeman Coliseum in San Antonio behind me.

“These problems are a by-product of President Biden’s open border policies and the lack of planning for the fallout from those disastrous policies.”


In the letter, the sheriffs address the crime associated with the flow of illegals entering the country:

“As this situation continues to evolve, more families will be exposed to the violence associated with drug trafficking and transnational gangs. More parents will suffer the loss of their children, not because they were irresponsible, but because of exposure to criminal illegal alien violence caused by the reckless and irresponsible policies of your administration.

“In a myriad of ways, you and your administration are encouraging and sanctioning lawlessness and the victimization of the people of the United States of America, all in the name of mass illegal immigration.”

The sheriffs did not mince words when appointing blame for the crisis. President Biden’s promises of immigration leniency and reduced immigration enforcement orders are to blame, according to the letter:

“In the interests of ending the undermining of our laws and the increased risks to the safety and security of the people of the United States of America, we respectfully request that you immediately reverse course on your pro-illegal immigration policies, resume the border wall construction, and embrace the common-sense, public-safety-supporting border policies of the previous administration.”

The Biden administration may be listening to some of the criticism coming from law enforcement and members of the right, as some of his policies are taking a step back. For example, the administration is considering a restart of border wall construction on a limited basis.

In a conversation with Immigration and Customs Enforcement last week, Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said the administration was considering finishing “gaps in the wall.”  According to notes from the ICE session, Mayorkas said:

“It’s not a single answer to a single question. There are different projects that the chief of the Border Patrol has presented and the acting commissioner of CBP presented to me. The president has communicated quite clearly his decision that the emergency that triggered the devotion of DOD funds to the construction of the border wall is ended.

“But that leaves room to make decisions as the administration, as part of the administration, in particular areas of the wall that need renovation, particular projects that need to be finished.”


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