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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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Feds Seize 16.5 Tons of Cocaine In Historic Philadelphia Drug Bust

Federal agents seized 15,500 kilos of cocaine, more than 16.5 tons, with a street value of $1 billion at a South Philadelphia Port on Tuesday, according to NBC Philadelphia. “This is one of the largest drug seizures in United States history,” Tweeted U.S. Attorney William M. McSwain. This is one of the largest drug seizures in United States history. This ...

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CBP Officers Seize more than 92 Pounds of Meth from a U.S. Citizen at the Port of San Luis

TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations, officers arrested a Glendale resident attempting to smuggle more than 92 pounds of methamphetamine through the Port of San Luis, June 2. CBP officers referred a 21-year-old United States citizen for additional inspection of his Toyota SUV as he attempted to enter the U.S. Sunday afternoon. After a ...

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U.S. Border Patrol Seizes Ultralight Aircraft Loaded With Meth, Fentanyl

TUCSON, Ariz. – Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Nogales and Tucson stations seized a modified ultralight aircraft and its illicit cargo of nearly $500,000 in methamphetamine and fentanyl, southeast of Tucson, Thursday night. Air and Marine Operations agents monitoring surveillance equipment detected an unknown aircraft entering the United States at approximately 11:00 p.m. The agents electronically tracked ...

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CBP Field Operations at Pharr International Bridge Interdicts Colossal Load of Methamphetamine Worth Over $18 Million

PHARR, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Pharr International Bridge intercepted a significant amount of methamphetamine in a commercial shipment worth $18.5 million this past weekend. “This is truly a huge, notable interception of hard narcotics accomplished by our frontline officers in the cargo environment,” said Port Director Sylvia Briones, Port of Hidalgo/ Pharr/ ...

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Sierra Blanca Border Patrol Canine Team Seizes Nearly Four Million Dollars’ Worth of Liquid Methamphetamine

SIERRA BLANCA, Texas – A U.S. Border Patrol agent and his canine partner assigned to the Sierra Blanca Border Patrol Station seized approximately 118 pounds of liquid methamphetamine, worth almost four million dollars. Chief Patrol Agent of Big Bend Sector Matthew J. Hudak said, “The great work done by this canine team prevented a significant amount of dangerous drugs from ...

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29 indicted in Oklahoma for large-scale heroin trafficking operations originating from Mexico

TULSA, Okla. — Twenty-nine members and co-conspirators of a drug trafficking organization with ties to Mexico’s New Generation Cartel have been indicted for their alleged roles in a continuing criminal enterprise, conspiring to possess and distribute heroin, money laundering and other related charges. These criminal charges were announced Tuesday by the following agency heads:  U.S. Attorney Trent Shores, Northern District ...

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Border Patrol Seizes More Than $2M Worth of Methamphetamine in Rio Grande Valley

SARITA, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents disrupted a narcotic smuggling attempt resulting in the seizure of methamphetamine. Thursday night, Kingsville agents working at the Javier Vega Jr. Border Patrol Checkpoint referred a passenger vehicle to the secondary inspection area after a Border Patrol K-9 alerted. During the investigation, agents located over 100 bundles of methamphetamine weighing nearly 70 pounds, ...

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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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CBP Field Operations Seizes Methamphetamine Worth Nearly $2 Million at Hidalgo International Bridge

HIDALGO, Texas—Officers with U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Hidalgo International Bridge detected and seized $1,850,000 worth of methamphetamine that was discovered in a vehicle arriving from Mexico. “Our officers’ outstanding tenacity and perseverance was once again demonstrated with this great interception of hard narcotics,” said Port Director Sylvia Briones, Hidalgo/Pharr/ Anzalduas Port of ...

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Border Agents Seize Over 1,700 Pounds of Cocaine Near Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – U.S. Customs and Border Protection Air and Marine Operations (AMO) intercepted and seized Tuesday 1,776 pounds (802 kilos) of cocaine within 28 bales found inside a go-fast vessel intercepted near the southeastern coast of the island. The estimated street value of the narcotics is $20 million. “Our Air and Marine Operations agents patrol the coasts ...

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