Lancaster County Customs and Border Patrol Agents have announced the arrest of three Yorkian smugglers and the seizures of 17.8lbs of shrimp boosted from York grocery stores.
In a joint press conference this morning, Special Agent Jess P Rayon of the Columbia Border Patrol, along with County Federal Prosecutor Anita Boehner said while these seizures represent approximately 1/3 of the 60lbs estimated to be smuggled across our borders daily they believe it will have little to no impact in stemming the flow of illegal shrimp into Lancaster County.
“Our agents are overwhelmed and every time we arrest one of these shrimp smugglers two more take their place,” said Anita Boehner “We need to find a better way to stem the flow. I believe closing the border is our only option. ”
Agent Jess P. Rayon backed Prosecutor Boehner’s assessment saying, “Many of the shrimp smugglers began as marijuana smugglers but have moved up to shrimp. We’ve all seen the deadly effects of marijuana and know we can’t stop it as long as the Border with York remains open”
It seems their opinion has gained a lot of support from powerful allies lately. Bryan Cutler (R), 100th District Rep, and Steven C. Mentzer (R), 97th District Rep, both of Lancaster County have introduced legislation calling for the demolition of the Route 462 and 30 bridges and allocating an additional $56.8 million to stem the flow of shrimp across our borders.