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CBP Field Operations Seizes Nearly $37 Million in Methamphetamine within Commercial Shipment

LAREDO, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Office of Field Operations (OFO) officers at the Colombia-Solidarity Bridge seized a substantial amount of methamphetamine in a single enforcement action that totaled nearly $37 million in street value. “Officers at the Laredo Port of Entry have heightened their enforcement strategy when targeting these high-risk commodities, successfully disrupting the flow of deadly narcotics ...

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CBP Officers Make Record Methamphetamine Seizure

TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Nogales Commercial Facility seized methamphetamine last week from a Mexican national when he attempted to enter the United States through the Port of Nogales. The seizure is the largest methamphetamine load in Arizona ports history. CBP Officers discovered more than 600 packages of drugs concealed within a non-factory floor ...

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Democrats Feature American-Indian Tribe Known for Rampant Drug-Smuggling to Speak Against Border Wall

The Democratic-controlled House Natural Resources Committee held a hearing on Wednesday regarding the southern border wall’s impact on the surrounding environment. One of the hearing’s featured speakers was Ned Norris, the chairman of the Tohono O’odham Nation, who spoke out adamantly against construction of the wall through his tribe’s lands. The tribe, however, is known among law enforcement for its ...

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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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Customs Seizes Massive Amount of Methamphetamine Worth Over $3 Million

HIDALGO, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Hidalgo International Bridge arrested a 49-year-old man from Houston after discovering $3,260,000 worth of alleged methamphetamine concealed within the SUV he was driving. “As persistent drug smugglers continue their pursuit of attempting to bring dangerous narcotics across the border, our frontline officers at CBP Field Operations are ...

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Calexico CBP Officers Discover 222 Pounds of Liquid Meth

CALEXICO, Calif. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers working at the Calexico East port of entry discovered 222 pounds of liquid methamphetamine worth $266,000. On Tuesday, Jan. 21, at about 11 p.m., a 36-year-old male U.S. citizen driving a 2004 Chevrolet Silverado applied for entry.  A CBP Officer referred the man and vehicle for a more in-depth inspection. A ...

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Agents Rope in more than 165 Pounds of Meth

TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Border Patrol agents working in Nogales arrested two men attempting to smuggle more than 165 pounds of suspected methamphetamine through a legitimate underground drainage tunnel on January 17. Shortly after 8:30 p.m., agents responded to a smuggling attempt inside of a large drainage tunnel underneath the streets of Nogales. Two Mexican nationals, both adult men, were ...

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Yuma Sector Seizes $345K in Meth at Checkpoint

YUMA, Ariz. – Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Interstate 8 Immigration Checkpoint thwarted two methamphetamine smuggling attempts valued at more than $345K in two separate events over the weekend.   In the first event at approximately 9:52 a.m. Saturday, a Border Patrol canine working at the primary lane of the checkpoint alerted to an odor it was ...

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Andrade CBP Officers Stop Man with Almost 200 Pounds of Meth

WINTERHAVEN, Calif.  – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Andrade port of entry stopped a man with almost 200 pounds of methamphetamine in his car on Thursday. The incident occurred on Jan. 16, at about 7:45 a.m., when a CBP officer conducting inspections encountered the 32-year-old Mexican citizen driving a 2006 Honda Civic. The officer referred the vehicle ...

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Border Patrol Arrests Driver of SUV Stuffed with Meth

TEMECULA, Calif. — U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested a man who had more than 90 packages of methamphetamine hidden inside various locations of his car on Friday. At approximately 11:15 a.m., an agent patrolling Interstate 15 near Temecula observed a suspicious 2001 Green Ford Explorer.  The driver of the Explorer exited onto Highway 395 and parked at a gas station ...

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Border Patrol seizes more than $1M of drugs in the Rio Grande Valley

EDINBURG, Texas – Three drug smuggling attempts lead to the seizure of more than 1250 pounds of marijuana.   On Sunday, agents from the Javier Vega Jr. checkpoint referred a white Ford F-150 for secondary inspection after a Border Patrol K-9 alerted to it. At secondary, an inspection of the vehicle revealed more than 195 pounds of marijuana concealed inside ...

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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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Smuggler Uses Remote-Controlled Car to Transport Meth

SAN DIEGO—U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested a 16-year-old boy on Sunday who was using a remote-controlled car to transport methamphetamine across the border.    On Nov. 17, at about 12:30 a.m., Border Patrol agents observed a person with two duffel bags walking along the secondary border wall ducking in-and-out of the agent’s view.  The agent notified other agents in the ...

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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 Officers Seize Over $2 Million in Methamphetamine at Pharr International Bridge

PHARR, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Pharr International Bridge intercepted $2,305,000 worth of methamphetamine that was being smuggled from Mexico. “Our officers’ continued resolve was evidenced once again with this outstanding seizure of hard narcotics,” said Port Director Carlos Rodriguez, Port of Hidalgo/Pharr/Anzalduas. “This was definitely a good strike against the drug smuggling ...

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