Trump's wall would not have stopped El Chapo's submarines, railroad tankers, tunnels and other drug
No wall between the U.S. and Mexico was going to stop notorious drug dealer El Chapo.
The cartel leader now on trial in Brooklyn Federal Court got his illicit goods across the border all kinds of ways with planes, trains, cars, tractor trailers and oil tankers, fishing boats and even submarines, to name but a few modes of transportation mentioned by nearly a dozen cartel members in trial testimony.
The government case says El Chapo whose formal name is Joaquin Guzman Loera was responsible for about 220 tons of illicit drugs seized in the U.S. and Canada between 1989 and 2014. Those drugs are valued at a colossal $14 billion.
For context: That's more than enough for a line of cocaine for every man, woman and child in America, federal prosecutors say.
Of course, those 220 tons are just the drugs the government seized. Judging from trial testimony, El Chapos Sinaloa Cartel likely got away with smuggling untold tons of drugs into the country.
President Trump insists he wont let much of the federal government reopen unless Congress agrees to appropriate $5.7 billion for a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border. Trump says the wall will help solve the opioid crisis, which is now claiming more American lives than the HIV epidemic at its height.
Our southern border is a pip....