FAST FIVE: How Migrant Surge At The Border Fuels Massive American OD's From Tiny Grains Of This Killer Drug
A counterfeit pharmaceutical pill laced with illicit fentanyl had killed him.
But cartels don't take precautions to make sure the pills aren't lethal.
But they have to assist in transporting, processing, housing and feeding the unaccompanied children and families who are placed in border patrol facilities for weeks before they are released into the US to pursue asylum claims.
And less than half of them received any formal inspection because customs agents have to move too rapidly through the snarl of waiting traffic, says Manjarrez.
But the prosecution of cartel members isn't the priority.