Cartel Drug Kingpin, Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman destroyed American cities by flooding them with drugs, but now Senator Ted Cruz has a unique proposition to start righting some wrongs. Cruz has put forward the “el Chapo” Bill that will allow the government to seize El Chapo’s $14 Billion fortune and use it to pay for the US-Mexico Border Wall.
El Chapo was a beneficiary of failed border protection policies and a lack of political will to curtail the trafficking of drugs into America. He sent billions of dollars worth into the country and was almost untouchable for many years (despite almost everyone knowing who he was and what he was doing). So it seems only right that his ill-gotten gains get used to put a stop to the free flow of drugs, people, slaves and crime that cross the border almost daily.
The Bills official title is the Ensuring Lawful Collection of Hidden Assets to Provide Order, and it will be far reaching if it gets passed. Not only can we then use El Chapo’s money, but other Cartels and Gangs could have their assets seized.
So far, there has been little negative reaction to the Bill, but it still has to go to a vote, and many in the media are wondering if Democrats might just block it to stop the wall being built. Fortunately, Senator Cruz knows the Law and he knows how to navigate Bills. Do you think this is a good method of getting the Wall built?
Do you think this is a good method of getting the Wall built?
“Fourteen billion dollars will go a long way toward building a wall that will keep Americans safe and hinder the illegal flow of drugs, weapons, and individuals across our southern border,” Senator Cruz stated, according to a statement obtained by Breitbart Texas from the senator’s office. “Ensuring the safety and security of Texans is one of my top priorities.”
The Texas senator said that leveraging criminally forfeited assets from El Chapo and other Mexican cartel members and drug dealers can “offset the wall’s cost and make meaningful progress toward achieving President Trump’s stated border security objectives.”
Senator Cruz introduced the Ensuring Lawful Collection of Hidden Assets to Provide Order (EL CHAPO) Act on Tuesday. “The U.S. Government is currently seeking the criminal forfeiture of more than $14 billion in drug proceeds and illicit profits from El Chapo, the former leader of the Sinaloa drug cartel who was recently extradited to the U.S. to face criminal prosecution for numerous alleged drug-related crimes, including conspiracy to commit murder and money laundering,” Cruz stated.
The Mexican government extradited the former Mexican drug kingpin in January, Breitbart Texas’ Ildefonso Ortiz reported. The move to an American prison cell followed months of court battles in Mexico and multiple escapes from prison by Guzman. As part of the agreement with Mexico, Guzman will not face the death penalty in the U.S. for his crimes. Prosecutors filed murder charges against the former drug lord in relation to the killings of a U.S. citizen and two relatives.