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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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Border Officers Intercept Over $1.4 Million in Narcotics at 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 $1.4 million in one enforcement action at the Gateway to the Americas International Bridge. “Our CBP officers’ knowledge of concealment methods and the technology they utilize on a daily basis ...

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CBP Field Operations Seizes Over $6 Million Worth of Methamphetamine 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 $6,085,000 worth of methamphetamine that was concealed within a commercial shipment of fresh melons. “This was a great interception of hard narcotics that our officers accomplished this past weekend in another commercial shipment arriving from Mexico,” said Port Director Sylvia Briones, ...

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Busy Week for Border Officers at Port of San Luis

TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a San Luis, Sonora, Mexico, man and 4 U.S. citizens this earlier this week for four separate alleged attempts to smuggle 282 pounds of methamphetamine and cocaine through the Port of San Luis, worth nearly $903,000. Officers referred a 69-year-old Yuma man for additional inspection of his Ford truck as ...

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Border Agents and Local Law Enforcement seize $1.7 million in drugs in Rio Grande Valley

EDINBURG, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents disrupted multiple smuggling attempts that resulted in the seizure of marijuana, cocaine and methamphetamine. On Thursday, McAllen agents working near Havana, Texas, responded to a report of several subjects carrying bundles of marijuana north of the Rio Grande. Agents from Air and Marine Operations and Border Patrol, along with Texas Department of Public Safety ...

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Calexico Border Officers Net Almost $2.9 Million in Cocaine, Meth in One Day

CALEXICO, Calif.  —U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers working at the Calexico ports of entry on Saturday seized more than 370 pounds of hard narcotics valued at almost $2.9 million. At about 1 p.m. on March 30, CBP officers at the Calexico commercial inspection facility encountered a 44-year-old Mexican citizen hauling a manifested shipment of steel cable.  The officer referred ...

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CBP Officers Seize Over $3.1 Million Worth of Meth at the Border

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 $3.1 million in one enforcement action at the Gateway to the Americas International Bridge over the weekend. “Our CBP officers’ knowledge of concealment methods and the technology they utilize on ...

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