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Howard Buffett explains how tougher border security can fight drugs

Border patrol truck and Howard Buffett
Illustration: Rebecca Zisser / Axios

Since he started working for the sheriff’s department in a rural county in Illinois a few years ago, Howard Buffett, the son of billionaire Warren Buffett, has seen drug addiction lead to poverty, prostitution, overdoses and suicide. As he told Axios over dinner, he believes tougher border security is a key solution:

Quote "You think about 65,000 people died last year from drug overdoses, and about 50% of them came from illegal drugs out of Mexico... If it happened any other way, people would go nuts."
— Howard Buffett