While Congress overwhelmingly enacted legislation in 2018 to curtail opioids, fentanyl, and other illegal contraband from entering the United States via the international postal system, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has dropped the ball on enforcement. This has public health and national security ramifications that Congress should investigate and fix.
A scathing September 25 report from the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Inspector General documented these shortcomings at CBP. Lexington Institute’s Paul Steidler discusses this in an Op-Ed in The National Interest here.
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