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Border Patrol Agents Intercept Ultralight Aircraft Narcotic Smuggling Attempt

CALEXICO, Calif. – El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents seize methamphetamine in an ultralight aircraft smuggling attempt on Saturday morning. The incident occurred at approximately 1 a.m., when Border Patrol agents observed an ultralight aircraft flying at a low altitude east of Highway 111 and south of Jasper Road. Agents responded to the area and located a yellow duffle bag ...

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Border Patrol Arrests Mexican National Hiding Nearly $1 Million in Bulk Cash

ESCONDIDO, Calif. — U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested a man on Wednesday morning with more than $960,000 hidden inside his SUV. A search of the SUV revealed 65 plastic-wrapped bundles of cash stuffed inside the vehicle’s gas tank.  At approximately 10:30 a.m., Border Patrol agents pulled over a suspicious Volkswagen Touareg on southbound Interstate 15 in Escondido. The driver, a ...

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168,000 Lethal Doses of Fentanyl Intercepted by CBP Officers in Louisville

Earlier this week, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers in Louisville, Kentucky, intercepted a shipment containing the deadly narcotic, fentanyl. The shipment, originating from Mexico, was headed to Colorado and was manifested as a spare computer part for an automobile. Based on experience and past knowledge, officers inspected the parcel and found two bundles hidden inside the engine control ...

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BP Arrests 30 Illegal Aliens Aboard Stolen Pickup

TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested 30 illegal aliens during a vehicle stop and recovered a stolen truck in Douglas, Arizona, Monday. Around 7 a.m., Tucson Sector agents patrolling east of town responded to a concerned citizen’s report of a suspicious vehicle near the international boundary. Agents apprehended 30 men, women & children after they crossed into the ...

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22 arrested, Face Federal Charges After Violent Protests in Portland

PORTLAND, Ore. — U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Acting Special Agent in Charge Eben Roberts and U.S. Attorney Billy J. Williams announced July 24 that 22 people have been arrested and are facing federal charges for their roles in protests at the Mark O. Hatfield U.S. Courthouse in Portland. According to court documents, since May ...

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Managers, supervisors, human resource personnel indicted for crimes stemming from the largest single-state worksite enforcement action in nation’s history

JACKSON, Miss. – Indictments were unsealed Thursday against four individuals who were managers, supervisors or human resources personnel at Mississippi-based companies where federal agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) executed criminal and administrative search warrants in August 2019. “The results of this ongoing criminal investigation illustrate the importance of strong interior enforcement. The arrests ...

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CBP Field Operations Discovers $16 Million Worth of Methamphetamine at Pharr International Bridge

PHARR, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Pharr International Bridge cargo facility discovered $16,094,000 worth of alleged methamphetamine within a commercial trailer hauling a shipment of fresh broccoli. “This is a substantial amount of hard narcotics that our officers have detected and seized from drug trafficking organizations attempting to smuggle these drugs across our ...

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CBP Officers Stop Attempts to Smuggle $2.4 Million in Currency Bound for Mexico

CBP officers seized over $2.4 million in currency all across the San Diego Field Office ports of entry. SAN DIEGO — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers seized over $2.4 million in currency all across the San Diego Field Office ports of entry, encompassing Calexico, Otay Mesa, Cross Border Express, San Ysidro and Tecate. CBP officers, along with CBP ...

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CBP Officers Intercept Hard Narcotics Worth Over $844K at the World Trade Bridge

LAREDO, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Office of Field Operations (OFO) officers at the World Trade Bridge seized hard narcotics with a street value of over $844,000 in two separate enforcement actions. “Even though anti-terrorism is our primary mission, CBP officers maintain their vigilance to ensure commercial entries are safe and free of contraband,” said Acting Port Director Andrew Douglas, ...

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Yuma Sector Canine Team Arrests Permanent Resident Smuggling $450K in Cocaine

YUMA, Ariz. – Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents from Wellton Station working at the immigration checkpoint on Interstate 8 seized narcotics in an attempted drug smuggling event early Monday morning. At approximately 2:00 a.m., a U.S. Border Patrol canine alerted to a Dodge Charger with a single female occupant attempting to travel through the checkpoint. Agents directed the vehicle to ...

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Multi-agency task force seizes cache of hard narcotics worth over 1 million dollars

SELLS, Ariz. – Special agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) continue to investigate circumstances that led to the seizure of almost 400 pounds of methamphetamine, approximately 10 pounds of fentanyl powder, about 8 pounds of fentanyl pills (approximately 30,000 pills) and $55,041 in U.S. currency, resulting in the arrest four individuals in Phoenix, Arizona ...

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CBP Officers at Hidalgo International Bridge Score Big with Two Interceptions of Methamphetamine Worth $3 Million

HIDALGO, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Hidalgo International Bridge arrested two adult women after detecting $3,069,000 worth of alleged methamphetamine concealed within the vehicles they were driving. “We are seeing a surge in methamphetamines and it is up to our CBP frontline officers to prevent those illicit smuggling attempts and keep these dangerous ...

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Brownsville CBP Officers Seize 259K Worth of Cocaine in Two Seizures at the Brownsville and Matamoros Bridge

BROWNSVILLE, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Brownsville and Matamoros International Bridge intercepted alleged narcotics with a combined estimated street value of $259,420 in two separate enforcement actions. “Our CBP officers’ vigilance and dedication stopped these dangerous narcotics from entering the United States and harming the people in our communities,” said Port Director Tater Ortiz, ...

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Officers Arrest 52 Illegal Aliens in Joint Stash House Operation

LAREDO, Texas – In a joint enforcement action, U.S. Border Patrol, Webb County Constables Office (WCCO), Webb County Attorney’s Office (WCAO), and the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) closed down a stash house harboring a large number of individuals in south Laredo. The incident began during the late evening of July 28, when agents assigned to the Laredo South ...

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Border Patrol Agents Intercept Meth Package Launched Over the Border Fence

The  package tested positive for methamphetamine, with a weight of 1.10 pounds with an estimated street value of $2,475. CALEXICO, Calif. – El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Calexico Station seized a package filled with methamphetamine on Tuesday evening. The incident occurred at approximately 9:15 p.m., when a Remote Video Surveillance System (RVSS) operator notified agents of ...

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