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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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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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CBP in Honolulu Intercepts Over 20 Lbs. of Cocaine Hidden in Cast Aluminum Blocks

The shipment contained three aluminum blocks, shrink-wrapped and palletized, each weighing approximately 165 pounds HONOLULU —U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers in Honolulu intercepted and seized a shipment of cocaine transiting through Hawaii from Juarez, Mexico to Australia. “CBP works diligently to disrupt the flow of illegal narcotics, whether coming into or transiting through the U.S.”, said Brian J. ...

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Nogales CBP Officers Seize $1.4 Million in Fentanyl Tablets, Heroin, Methamphetamine and Cocaine

TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Officers at the Port of Nogales seized 260 pounds of hard narcotics with an estimated street value of more than $1,400,000.00. Thursday afternoon, a 34-year-old U.S. citizen attempted to make entry into the United States through the Port of Nogales in her pickup truck.  She was referred for further inspection. While ...

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CBP Officers Intercept Close to $1 Million in Cocaine at Gateway International Bridge

BROWNSVILLE, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) officers intercepted hard narcotics with an estimated street value of almost $1 million at Gateway International Bridge in Brownsville, Texas. “Our frontline CBP officers at the Port of Brownsville yet again affirmed their resolve to advance CBP’s border security mission and that commitment is reflected in ...

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Miami Vice? $1 Million worth of cocaine seized by CBP

MIAMI – While U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) remains fully engaged in our nation’s whole-of-government response to the coronavirus pandemic, CBP officers continue to conduct their traditional enforcement missions, including narcotics interdiction. On March 18, CBP officers seized 90 pounds of cocaine they discovered aboard a coastal freighter on the Miami River. The cocaine has an estimated street value of ...

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CBP Officers Make a Double Play As They Intercept Hard Narcotics Worth More Than $2.9M

LAREDO, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) CBP officers at Laredo Port of Entry were successful in seizing two separate loads of hard narcotics with a combined value of over $2.9 million. “Our frontline officers continued their strict vigilance this weekend and their determination and commitment to the border security mission resulted in two significant hard ...

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Rio Grande Valley Border Patrol Agents Seize more than $850K of Narcotics

EDINBURG, Texas – Since Friday, Border Patrol agents seized nearly 700 pounds of marijuana and nine pounds of cocaine. On Friday morning, Brownsville agents on patrol observed several shoe prints on a border road just north of the Rio Grande. Agents followed the shoe prints and they encountered several bundles of marijuana and three suspected drug smugglers in a nearby ...

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Border Patrol Agents Interdict more than $3M worth of Cocaine in the Rio Grande Valley

SARITA, Texas – Kingsville Agents at the Javier Vega, Jr. checkpoint seize more than 100 pounds of cocaine over a five-day period. On Wednesday, agents working at the checkpoint referred a sedan for a secondary inspection after a Border Patrol K-9 alerted. During the secondary inspection, agents discovered more than 6 pounds of cocaine hidden in a compartment worth an ...

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CBP Field Operations at Pharr International Bridge Seizes $1.6 Million in Cocaine

PHARR, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Pharr International Bridge cargo facility intercepted cocaine in a commercial shipment of fresh carrots worth $1.6 million. “I commend our officers assigned to the cargo facility for their continued resolve in keeping dangerous drugs from crossing our border,” said Port Director Carlos Rodriguez, Port of Hidalgo/Pharr/Anzalduas. This ...

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39 Indicted in Operation that Recovered Enough Heroin and Fentanyl to kill 14 Million Americans

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – Over 120 law enforcement officers from 30 law enforcement agencies in Virginia, North Carolina and Texas executed a major arrest operation over the last three days, resulting in 35 defendants being arrested for their respective roles in a conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute large amounts of heroin, fentanyl, cocaine, and cocaine base ...

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Cocaine Worth over $114 Million Seized from Vessel Located by CBP Air and Marine Operations

JACKSONVILLE, Fla.— A CBP Air and Marine Operations (AMO) P-3 Orion Long Range Tracker crew assigned to the National Air Security Operations Center-Jacksonville, was conducting maritime patrols when they located and tracked a cocaine-filled go-fast style vessel in the Western Caribbean on July 26. The AMO P-3 crew maintained the initial radar contact of the target of interest, a 45-foot long, ...

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ICE HSI Philadelphia Announces Seizure of Over 17 Tons of Cocaine

On June 21, 2019, Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Philadelphia and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) hosted a joint press conference at the U.S. Custom House in Philadelphia to announce the multi-agency seizure of over 17 tons of cocaine with an estimated street value of about $1.1 billion. The press conference included remarks from HSI Philadelphia Special Agent in Charge ...

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Border Agents Detect Go-Fast Vessel with 710 pounds of Cocaine Worth $9 Million

AGUADILLA, Puerto Rico — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Air and Marine Operations (AMO) detected a go-fast vessel containing 710 pounds (322 kilos)  of cocaine, worth an estimated $9 million, 60 miles southeast of Guayama, Puerto Rico. “Air and Marine Operations is always vigilant of the Caribbean waters to detect and intercept smuggling attempts such as this one,” stated Johnny Morales, ...

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