Massing US Border Patrol agents at the southern edge of the Strait of Juan de Fuca fails to keep fentanyl and meth out of Port Angeles.

In the news:

June 26, 2023 Peninsula Daily News

Traffic stop leads to $75,000 in drugs, enforcement team says

Unlike many cities of its size, Port Angeles maintains a significant Homeland Security/CBP/Border Patrol presence.

Newspeople have a long history of not asking questions in this area. Our questions appear in bold type.

Love to see newspeople ask:

Does Port Angeles CBP provide an advantage in keeping drugs away from the Olympic Peninsula?


Have opioid lawsuits played any role in improving the situation?

How do cartels react to opioid lawsuits?

Has a $51.6 billion (every 12 months) US Dept. of Homeland Security created any shortage of opioids in the Puget Sound area?

Are newspeople forbidden to ask questions related to Homeland Security funding and performance?


New Port Angeles USBP Station opened more than a decade ago. Has the new station been able to reduce access to illegal drugs on the Olympic Peninsula?

Newspeople remain silent.

If you run a government operation-these are the reporters you want to see on interview day:

What role do 1,200-horsepower Border Patrol Interceptor boats play in keeping fentanyl away from Port Angeles?

Newspeople play the role of federal public affairs personnel during Operation Macho Swagger-a ride-along to let us know what is being done to keep the southern edge of the Strait of Juan de Fuca safe from B.C. incursions.

Operation Macho Swagger & Port Angeles Heroin:

Fast boats put agents in close distance with ‘bad guys’ on the watery border

More here:

Port Angeles Drug War – Fentanyl

Operation Macho Swagger & Port Angeles Heroin

A Giant US Dept. of Homeland Security

Americans pay billions of dollars every 12 months for a giant US Dept. of Homeland Security.

The US Dept. of Homeland Security “stops an average of 7 known or suspected terrorists a day – 50 a week- trying to come to our country.”

Question for TV newspeople:

With such an impressive handle on US Dept. of Homeland Security performance- why do cartels continue to move product into all 50 states?

All 50 states?

“There are currently 33 HIDTAs, and HIDTA-designated counties are located in 50 states, as well as in Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the District of Columbia.”

Source: DEA High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas (HIDTA) program

Would the DEA be out of work if a giant US Dept. of Homeland Security was able to keep cartel product from showing up in all 50 states?

Look for newspeople to ask zero questions in this area.


Port Angeles

Local people find drugs and report to local (not federal) law enforcement authorities. Federal employees create news story and say that federal agents used a K-9 to “seize” the drugs.

Question for CBP:

Why does the news story created by CBP not line up with local reports?

Question for mainstream newspeople:

If Port Angeles US Border Patrol agents used a K-9  to seize a significant amount of methamphetamine on April 11, why did federal agents not take over the investigation until May 3rd, three weeks later?

Mainstream newspeople remain silent.

May 3, 2021 Peninsula Daily News

Feds take over investigation after $7 million in drugs found

Federal authorities have taken over the investigation into the early April discovery of 400 pounds of methamphetamine and cocaine worth $7 million on a Joyce-area beach after no local-area connection with the drugs was established, according to the Clallam County Sheriff’s Office.”

News links and Sheriff’s Dept. Facebook post here:

Port Angeles Border Patrol – Investigation Stalled For 3 Weeks?

Original blog post:

Port Angeles Border Patrol Agents Seize Meth?

More here:

December 7, 2022 United States Attorney for the Western District of Washington

Two defendants appear on indictment connected to $7 million in drugs left on beach near Port Angeles, Washington in April 2021

More than 400 pounds of methamphetamine and two pounds of fentanyl powder show up on a beach near Port Angeles. Local CBP fails to keep product from entering Clallam County. How did this meth and fentanyl enter the US?

Zero questions from newspeople.

“On April 7, 2021, beachcombers near Port Angeles reported a black duffel bag with drugs inside. The Clallam County Sheriff’s office took possession of the bag found to contain 2 pounds of fentanyl powder and nearly 60 pounds of methamphetamine. The fentanyl powder was originally believed to be cocaine. Just days later, on April 11, 2021, a different beach walker reported another find – seven more duffel bags containing 342 pounds of methamphetamine. The Sheriff’s Office estimated the street value of the drugs as nearly $7 million.”



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Press Release Style of News Reporting

4 Stories The Puget Sound Press Will Not Question Or Report On


Photo at top of page:

Symbol of an American press that avoids asking any questions related to Homeland Security funding and performance.

Welcome Home Troops

Thanks for risking your ass in Iraq & Afghanistan-working to keep bad people from coming here to do bad things.

Don’t worry-The Super Bowl and public affairs will be safe:

Has General Milley’s Operation Macho Swagger reduced access to cartel product anywhere in the US?

Has there been enough time for newspeople to ask questions?

Newspeople remain silent.

April 1, 2020 C-SPAN

WWII costume reminds us of a time before decades of undeclared/unwon wars stacked up.

The Department of Defense track record goes back to 1949.

Both major parties and the press appear to be OK with undeclared/unwon wars.

What a Scam

Cartels react to General Milley by moving more product into the US:

MAY 10, 2023 CBS News

“The Sinoloa cartel is responsible for a significant portion of illicit fentanyl trafficked into the United States, and has operated since the 1980s. The organization increased its power and influence in the early 2000s, and has since become one of the largest drug trafficking operations in Mexico, OFAC said. The cartel also traffics heroin and methamphetamine in multi-ton quantities, the agency said.”