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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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Border Officers Seize $3.1M Worth of Hard Drugs

TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations, officers at the Port of Nogales seized nearly 187 pounds of heroin, cocaine, methamphetamine and fentanyl over the weekend from three separate drug seizures. CBP Officers at the Mariposa Crossing referred three Nogales, Sonora, Mexico women (ages 27, 38 & 25 years old) for further inspection of their ...

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Multi-Agency Seaport Operation Nets more than Half-Ton of Cocaine

PHILADELPHIA – A multi-agency examination of imported shipping containers at the Philadelphia seaport netted 1,185 pounds of cocaine Tuesday. This multi-agency team was led by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), and consisted of partner agencies Homeland Security Joint Task Force-East, U.S. Coast Guard, Coast Guard Investigative Service, Philadelphia Police Department, Delaware State Police, Pennsylvania ...

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Agents Seize Over $3 Million in Methamphetamine at Donna International Crossing

DONNA, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) officers intercepted a substantial amount of methamphetamine with an estimated street value of more than $3,000,000 in two enforcement actions over a four-day span. “I applaud the CBP officers for these two exceptional narcotic interceptions as they illustrate the multilayered enforcement effected by CBP,” said Port ...

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AMO Crew Makes $76M Drug Interdictions

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Over a two-day period, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents from Air and Marine Operations (AMO) foiled an international attempt to smuggle nearly three-tons of cocaine across open waters between Feb. 28 and Mar. 2. These efforts resulted in the capture of three suspects, the interception of the illicit narcotics valued at $76,456,839 and the seizure ...

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The Amount Of Meth Pouring Across The US Southern Border Is Skyrocketing

Law enforcement officials are confiscating substantially larger amounts of methamphetamine as Mexican drug cartels increasingly push the drug into U.S. markets. A drug-tracking system from the Drug Enforcement Administration indicate that a total of 347,807 law-enforcement meth seizures were submitted to various labs across the country in 2017, according to a Wall Street Journal report. The number is a whopping ...

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Law Enforcement Seizes Approximately 3,200 Pounds of Cocaine in Newark

NEWARK, NJ – On February 28, approximately 3,200 lbs. of cocaine, with an estimated street value of $77,000,000, was seized at the Port of New York/Newark in a joint operation involving U. S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), the U. S. Coast Guard (USCG), Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), the New York Police Department (NYPD), and ...

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Nogales Border Officers Seize Nearly $2.5 Million in Drugs

TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations, officers at the Port of Nogales Mariposa commercial crossing seized nearly $2.5 million in marijuana and methamphetamine weighing nearly 3,300 pounds since Tuesday. Officers referred a tractor-trailer being driven by a 35-year-old Mexican national when he attempted to enter the United States through the Mariposa commercial facility, Tuesday ...

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CBP in collaboration with ICE intercepts largest cocaine shipment at Port Hueneme in 25 years

LOS ANGELES — U.S. customs agents seized 221.7 pounds (100.6 kilograms) of Cocaine worth approximately $2 million concealed in produce cargo vessels arriving from Ecuador and Guatemala. On January 22, while conducting an enforcement boarding of a refrigerated vessel arriving from Ecuador, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers discovered 80 bundles of cocaine weighing 204.2 pounds (92.64 kilograms). The ...

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Border Officers Seize Nearly $4.3M Worth of Hard Drugs

TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Port of Nogales seized more than 349 pounds of heroin, methamphetamine, cocaine, and suspected fentanyl on Saturday in three separate incidents. CBP officers at the Dennis DeConcini Crossing referred a 67-year-old Rio Rico man for further inspection of his Jeep SUV when he attempted to enter the U.S. from Mexico Saturday ...

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