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CBP Officers Seize Largest Amount of Fentanyl in CBP History

  TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Nogales Commercial Facility seized nearly $4.6 million in fentanyl and methamphetamine totaling close to 650 pounds on Saturday from a Mexican national when he attempted to enter the United States through the Port of Nogales. The seizure is the largest seizure of fentanyl in CBP history. The methamphetamine ...

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CBP Officers Seize Heroin Valued More Than $750K at the Colombia-Solidarity International Bridge

LAREDO, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) officers at the Laredo Port of Entry intercepted a significant narcotic load with an estimated street value of more than $750,000 in one enforcement action over the weekend. “I congratulate our frontline officers for their firm commitment to carry out the CBP mission and protect the ...

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CBP Field Operations Seizes over $3 Million in Narcotics and $1 Million in Unreported Currency at Rio Grande Valley International Bridges During Recent 35-Day Period

HIDALGO, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Hidalgo/Pharr/Anzalduas Port of Entry remained vigilant during the temporary lapse in appropriations and seized $3,118,000 in cocaine and methamphetamine and seized $1,153,135 undeclared U.S. currency in separate, unrelated incidents. “I want to commend our frontline officers who kept their sense of responsibility and continued vigilance during this ...

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Meth Smugglers Caught by CBP Officers at Port of San Luis

TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a Mexican national and a U.S. citizen over the weekend for separate alleged attempts to smuggle almost 90 pounds of methamphetamine through the Port of San Luis. Officers referred the driver of a Ford SUV, later identified as a 26-year-old Mexican male from Culiacan, Sonora, Mexico, for additional inspection as ...

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CBP, FURA Seize Cocaine Worth $10 million inside Abandoned Vessel in Northern Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Border Patrol and Puerto Rico Police Department (PRPD) Joint Forces for Rapid Action (FURA) agents seized Monday 884 pounds (401 Kilos) of cocaine found inside an abandoned vessel on the coast of the town of Loiza.  The estimated value of the seized narcotics is $10 million.  U.S. Coast Guard ...

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Marijuana in truck bed seized by CBP

PRESIDIO, Texas — U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operations officers working at the Presidio port of entry seized 216 pounds of marijuana Friday morning. The drugs were concealed in a false bed of a pick-up truck. “Using false bed compartments in pick-up trucks is commonly used by smugglers,” said Michael Neipert, CBP Presidio Port Director, “but officer ...

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CBP Officers Seize Nearly $1 Million in Unreported Currency at Juarez-Lincoln Bridge

LAREDO, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers Juarez-Lincoln Bridge recently seized nearly $1 million in unreported currency hidden within a passenger vehicle during an outbound examination. “Our frontline CBP officers continue to maintain resolute vigilance in both the inbound and outbound environments and their attention to detail helped to detect a significant load of unreported currency,” said ...

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Guatemalan Migrant Father Declined Medical Treatment For Sick Child Before Death

The father of the Guatemalan child who died in a U.S. government holding facility on Christmas Day denied further medical treatment from U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CPB) agents after the child vomited following an initial examination from doctors, a spokesman from the Department of Homeland security said on a call to reporters Wednesday. Government officials provided further details, including ...

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Customs and Border Protection Officers Seize $429,844 worth of Marijuana

ROMA, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Roma Port of Entry seized a significant amount of marijuana valued at more than $400,000 in one enforcement action at the Roma International Bridge. “Our frontline officers maintain constant vigilance in the cargo environment and every now and then we encounter narcotics loads of this magnitude but they ...

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Triple Play: CBP Officers Intercept $4 Million in Methamphetamine in Three Seizures at Laredo Port of Entry

LAREDO, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) officers executed a triple play this weekend, seizing a total of $4 million in methamphetamine in three separate enforcement actions. “Our CBP officers capped off a strong week of enforcement activity with a perfect triple play; $4 million in methamphetamine intercepted in three separate seizures this ...

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Brownsville Port of Entry CBP Officers Seize Over $700K in Marijuana at Veterans International Bridge Cargo Import Lot

BROWNSVILLE, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers assigned to the Brownsville Port of Entry seized 3,919 pounds of marijuana concealed within a commercial shipment of plastic scrap at the Veterans International Bridge Cargo Import Lot. “This significant interception of narcotics in the cargo environment reiterates the commitment, diligence, and expertise of our CBP officers in keeping harmful ...

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CBP Officers Seize $793K Worth of Meth and Heroin at Port of Lukeville

TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Arizona’s Port of Lukeville arrested a U.S. citizen from Tucson for attempting to smuggle methamphetamine and heroin Monday. Officers referred a 26-year-old man for secondary inspection of his Chevy truck as he applied to enter the United States from Mexico Monday night, where CBP canine alerted to an odor it ...

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CBP Field Operations Makes Substantial Narcotics Seizure Worth Nearly $7 Million at Pharr International Bridge

PHARR, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Pharr International Bridge accomplished a hefty narcotics seizure of methamphetamine, cocaine and heroin worth $6,998,000, discovered within a commercial shipment arriving from Mexico.   “Once again, our officers’ astute awareness and outstanding ability to work in tandem utilizing all available tools and resources resulted in the discovery ...

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Vessel Carrying Over One Ton of Cocaine Detected by CBP Air and Marine Operations

JACKSONVILLE, Fla.— An Air and Marine Operations (AMO) P-3 Orion Long Range Tracker crew was conducting maritime patrols in the Eastern Pacific when they detected a surface target of interest on Dec. 2. The vessel was identified as a 35-foot long Ecuadorian style boat with three individuals onboard, which appeared to have engine trouble. The individuals onboard the boat jettisoned ...

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Border Official Corrects Diane Feinstein’s Assertion That Agents Threw Tear Gas At Children

The commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, where he defended his request for a border wall and fielded criticism from the committees’ Democratic members. At one point during the hearing, Commissioner Kevin McAleenan outright rebuked a claim made by California Sen. Dianne Feinstein, the ranking committee member, who suggested in a question that ...

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