California sheriff to Biden: ‘Close our border’ to spare migrants horrors of cartel trafficking
"There's no accountability," the sheriff explained in excoriating recent release of two fentanyl traffickers.
Tulare County Sheriff Mike Boudreaux said his officers see human trafficking "on a daily basis" in California, and the victims will "never be able to pay off" the debt owed to the cartels for smuggling them into the United States.
"They're not going away because there's money to be made through the use of human beings, unfortunately," Boudreaux told "Just the News, Not Noise" on Tuesday.
Boudreaux's comments come after Tulare County Court Commissioner Mikki Verissimom released two alleged drug traffickers that his department had arrested in connection with smuggling 150,000 fentanyl pills worth about $750,000.
"The message to the cartels and the drug trafficking organizations is that there's no accountability. There's no accountability in our court system. There's no accountability within how the soft-on-crime legislatures and [the] state have been in Sacramento," Boudreaux told editor-in-chief John Solomon and co-host Amanda Head. "There's absolutely great reward for the very little risk."
He predicted the number of people dying from drug trafficking will increase due to the "open border," which allows people and drugs to move freely.
Human trafficking is another major problem at the Southern Border. At least 51 illegal migrants died after being found in a sweltering, abandoned tractor-trailer in Texas on Monday.
The Tulare County Sheriff's department is currently working on a few human trafficking cases, and Boudreaux said he has seen girls as young as 11 in sex trafficking.
"Anywhere there's the ability to make money through criminal means, people are going to do it. Unfortunately, human beings are being used for the purposes of making that money," he explained.
His department hears stories from sex and labor trafficking victims who were told by mules to pay off their debt for being brought to the United States.
"They're not going to be able to pay off that debt," Boudreaux acknowledged.
"Human trafficking is a real thing. We see it on a daily basis," Boudreaux said, adding that sheriffs in California are "frustrated" with the daily trafficking.
"President Biden can do one simple thing to start the process of healing and that is to close our border," Boudreaux urged. "It needs to be secure."