Arizona Inland Border Patrol Checkpoints Close; Danger of Fentanyl Influx to U.S.

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Amid the worsening border crisis, key checkpoints in Arizona have been forcefully closed because border patrol officials were moved to administration work by the agency.  “You’re keeping the agents from doing their job; that’s how drugs fan out to other places” Arizona’s Yuma County Supervisor Martin Porchas said.  Checkpoints serve as a second line of defense for human smugglers and drug runners who get past the international border. It has been reported that more fentanyl was found in Nogales border crossing in the last three months than the past fiscal year.