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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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CBP Field Operations Seizes more than $1.6 Million in Heroin, Cocaine, Norephedrine at Juarez-Lincoln Bridge

LAREDO, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Juarez-Lincoln Bridge this weekend seized a poly-drug load valued at more than $1.6 million containing heroin, cocaine and a potent amphetamine that officers discovered hidden within a passenger vehicle arriving from Mexico. “Our officers maintained strict vigilance and dedication to CBP’s border security mission and their perseverance ...

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CBP Field Operations Seizes over $1 Million Worth of Heroin at Pharr International Bridge

PHARR, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Pharr International Bridge cargo facility seized $1,150,000 worth of heroin and cocaine that officers discovered within a commercial truck arriving from Mexico. “I commend our officers for discovering these narcotics by utilizing technology and officer experience,” said Port Director Carlos Rodriguez, Port of Hidalgo/Pharr/Anzalduas. “Being able to ...

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‘Startling’ Study Finds Drug Dealers Turning To Facebook, Twitter, Google To Sell Steroids

Drug dealers are using social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter and Google’s YouTube to sell illicit appearance and performance-enhancing drugs (APEDs). The Digital Citizens Alliance (DCA) and cyber-intelligence firm GiPEC purchased some of the drugs being promoted on these sites and found some drugs contained potentially harmful steroids or were altogether fake. The social media sites’ policies state it ...

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Cincinnati CBP Seizes $1 Million of Crystal Meth in Air Compressor

CINCINNATI—On August 26, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers in Cincinnati intercepted more than 26 pounds of crystal methamphetamines smuggled in an air compressor at a local express consignment facility. At an average street price of $80 per gram, the seizure has a street value of approximately one million dollars. CBP Officers cut open an air compressor that contained ...

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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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Border Patrol Seizes 146 Pounds of Meth in Two Separate Events

SALTON CITY, Calif. – El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Highway 86 immigration checkpoint foiled two methamphetamine smuggling attempts on Tuesday.   The first incident occurred at approximately 11:26 a.m., when a female driver approached the checkpoint in a white Cadillac CTS.   During an immigration inspection in the primary lane, a Border Patrol canine detection team ...

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Lukeville CBP Officers Intercept Vehicle Loaded with Drugs

TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations, officers at Arizona’s Port of Lukeville arrested an Arizona pair after seizing more than 1,600 pounds of marijuana on Wednesday. Officers referred a 42-year-old Mesa man and his 29-year-old Mexican female passenger for a secondary inspection of his GMC truck and travel trailer as they applied to enter ...

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Dulles CBP Seize Ecstasy Shipments Destined for New York and Florida

STERLING, Va. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Washington Dulles International Airport seized nearly 200 grams of MDMA July 27 in parcels that were destined to Florida and New York. Officers inspected three parcels that arrived in air cargo from London, England and discovered a combined 325 light green and yellow pills stamped with the “Punisher” skull logo ...

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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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K9 Discovers 207 Packages of Meth at Immigration Checkpoint

TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Border Patrol agents discovered 227 pounds of meth hidden in a vehicle early Saturday morning at the I-19 immigration checkpoint north of Nogales. Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents referred a Toyota Sequoia for inspection just after 4:00 a.m. Saturday morning after a Border Patrol canine alerted to the vehicle. The dog’s nose led agents to 207 ...

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CBP Officers Shutdown Smuggling Attempt on Methamphetamine Worth Over $6.6 Million at the Laredo Port of Entry

LAREDO, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) officers intercepted a significant amount of hard narcotics with an estimated street value of more than $6.6 million in one enforcement action at World Trade Bridge. “This was an excellent interception by our CBP officers and a great example of the layered enforcement implemented by CBP,” ...

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CBP Seizes $1.7 Million in Methamphetamine

BROWNSVILLE, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Brownsville and Matamoros International Bridge intercepted methamphetamines valued at approximately $1,797,189.92, hidden within a white 2007 Volkswagen Touareg. “Our officers continue to maintain an elevated enforcement posture to keep our borders secure and prevent dangerous narcotics from entering into our country,” said Port Director Tater Ortiz, Brownsville Port ...

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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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Nogales CBP Officers Seize $157K of Methamphetamine

TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations, officers at the Port of Nogales seized just more than 52 pounds of methamphetamine Tuesday. CBP Officers at the Mariposa Crossing referred a 22-year-old Tucson man for further inspection of his Buick SUV when he attempted to enter the U.S. from Mexico Tuesday morning. After a CBP narcotics ...

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