Good News:

“A Port Angeles-based Coast Guard cutter and crew have returned home following a 50-day counter-narcotics patrol off the Pacific coast of Central America.”

“Stopping these smugglers on the high seas, far from shore, is crucial to our combined efforts to stop the flow of illegal activity, secure our borders and protect legitimate commerce.”

Bad News:

“Clallam County commissioners have been asked to consider the heroin epidemic as they shape next year’s budget.”

“Clallam County’s death rate from prescription opioid and heroin overdose was 29 per 100,000 in 2013, nearly twice the state’s overdose death rate of 14.8 per 100,000, health officials have said.”

Good News:

Most communities do not have the advantage of being home to a new, $11.9 million, 50 agent US Border Patrol facility.

Bad News:

Massing US Border Patrol agents at Port Angeles fails to keep heroin out of town. Frequent updates here.

Seems like post-911 security protocols & the War on Terror would be a drug cartel’s worst nightmare. What does the US Dept. of Homeland Security have to say about all this?

The press remains silent.


Love to see newspeople ask:

What role does the Port Angeles Border Patrol play in keeping heroin away from the Olympic Peninsula?

Has the Port Angeles Border Patrol been able to intercept any inbound heroin?

When is the last time the Port Angeles Border Patrol made an arrest of any kind?

Any arrests connected to the US/Canada border?

Any arrests connected to a Homeland Security mission?

Why did the Blaine Sector Weekly US Border Patrol blotter go extinct?

Are fraudulent overtime claims still the norm at Port Angeles?

Border Patrol whistleblower pays price for refusing overtime pay

More here: Port Angeles Heroin- Busy News Week


Discuss on facebook here:

Newspeople will not question the US Border Patrol at Port Angeles?





Photo- Looking for heroin cartel activity at Ruby Beach