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Archive for June 14th, 2022

AG Garland Says He’s Watching U.S. House Hearings on Jan. 6 Riot

Attorney General Merrick Garland. (Photo: DOJ)

By Steve Neavling

Attorney General Merrick Garland said he’s watching the Jan. 6 hearings as some of the committee members are advocating criminal charges against former President Donald Trump and others.

“I’m watching and I will be watching all the hearings, although I may not be able to watch all of it live,” Garland said at an unrelated press conference, NPR reports. “But I’ll be sure that I’ll be watching all that. And I can assure you that the January 6 prosecutors are watching all the hearings as well.”

Citing a pending investigation, Garland declined to give “my own personal responses to this kind of evidence that is coming out.”

The House Select committee on the Jan. 6 riot held its second day of hearings on Monday, with plans to hold several more by the end of July. 

During the first hearing on Thursday, Vice Chair Liz Cheney urged the Justice Department to prosecute more people in connection with the riot. 

“We are proceeding with full urgency with respect, as I’ve said many times before, to hold all perpetrators who are criminally responsible for Jan. 6 accountable, regardless of their level, their position and regardless of whether they were present at the events on Jan. 6,” Garland said. “We’re just going to follow the facts wherever they lead.”

CBP Busts Man hiding 10+ Pounds of Fentanyl in Motorcycle at Border

Fentanyl pills found inside the air filter box of a motorcycle.

By Steve Neavling

CBP officers at the San Ysidro Port of Entry found more than 10 pounds of fentanyl pill hidden inside a motorcycle. 

The pills were inside vacuum sealed packages stuffed in the air filter box of a 2007 Suzuki motorcycle. 

The discovery was made shortly after 11 a.m on June 6, when the 22-year-old driver was trying to enter the U.S. from Mexico at the San Ysidro Port of Entry. 

The diver said he was going to San Diego and showed his valid California driver’s license. 

The diver was referred to an intensive inspection after CBP officers noticed tampering on the fuel tank. That’s when officers spotted the blue Fentanyl pills. 

The street value of the drugs were estimated at $122,280. 

“No matter the conveyance type, our officers are trained to detect any type of tampering within a motor vehicle,” Anne Maricich, CBP deputy director of field operations in San Diego, said in a statement. “It makes me proud to know that our officers are always alert and ready to disrupt these transnational criminal organizations smuggling attempts”

The driver was taken into custody by Homeland Security Investigations for further processing.