It’s not just open borders. As far as the rest of the world is concerned, we’re a wild west for massive fraud, terrorism, experimentation, influence operations, drugs, human trafficking and anything they want.
Illegal bio labs? Sure, why not.
Local and federal authorities spent months investigating a warehouse in Fresno County, California, that they suspect was home to an illegal, unlicensed laboratory full of lab mice, medical waste and hazardous materials.
“Certain rooms of the warehouse were found to contain several vessels of liquid and various apparatus,” court documents said. “Fresno County Public Health staff also observed blood, tissue and other bodily fluid samples and serums; and thousands of vials of unlabeled fluids and suspected biological material.”
Hundreds of mice at the warehouse were kept in inhumane conditions, court documents said. The city took possession of the animals in April, euthanizing 773 of them; more than 175 were found dead.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention tested the substances and detected at least 20 potentially infectious agents, including coronavirus, HIV, hepatitis and herpes, according to a Health and Human Services letter dated June 6.
An investigation found the tenant was Prestige BioTech, a company registered in Nevada and unlicensed for business in California. City officials spoke with Xiuquin Yao, who was identified as the company president, through emails included in the court documents.
Yao told officials that Prestige BioTech moved assets belonging to a defunct company, Universal Meditech Inc., to the Reedley warehouse from Fresno after UMI went under. Prestige Biotech was a creditor to UMI and identified as its successor, according to court documents.
Officials were unable to get any California-based address for either company except for the previous Fresno location from which UMI had been evicted.
“The other addresses provided for identified authorized agents were either empty offices or addresses in China that could not be verified,” court documents said.
Let’s not jump to any conclusions, as Obama liked to say about Islamic terrorist attacks.
COVID generated a boom for medical equipment and tests which largely benefited China. The most benevolent explanation is that some Chinese entrepreneurs decided to set up shop before the COVID bubble burst. Of course, there are less pleasant explanations. Where does the truth lie?
Local authorities have little ability to keep up with all the scams, the gambits, the human trafficking, the drug cartels and the more exotic stuff coming from outside the country, and the feds are also overwhelmed.
We’re spending trillions on a government that is incapable, and often unwilling to protect us, but has lots of resources for promoting Pride Months, equity and green energy. That’s the bottom line.