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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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CBP Air and Marine Operations Initiate Joint Effort, Seize Over 700 Kgs. of Cocaine

JACKSONVILLE, Fla.— A CBP Air and Marine Operations (AMO) P-3 crew assigned to the National Air Security Operations Center-Jacksonville, was conducting maritime patrols when they located and tracked a panga-style vessel in the Eastern Pacific on Sunday, Feb. 17. The AMO P-3 crew maintained the initial radar contact of the surface target of interest (STOI), a 35-foot long panga with ...

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Georgia CBP Officers Intercept $19 Million Cocaine Shipment

SAVANNAH, GA. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) officers working at the Savannah seaport last November encountered a commercial shipment of pineapples that originated in Cartagena, Colombia.  During a physical inspection, officers discovered 450 packages weighing 1,157 pounds concealed in the produce.  A subsequent field test confirmed that the packages contained cocaine. “This was ...

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Border Patrol Intercepts $1.4M worth of Methamphetamine in the RIo Grande Valley

EDINBURG, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents in the Rio Grande Valley continue to interdict narcotics at immigration checkpoints and between ports of entry. On Wednesday afternoon, agents working at the Falfurrias Checkpoint referred a vehicle to the secondary inspection area after a Border Patrol K-9 alerted. During the inspection, agents located over 45 pounds of methamphetamine, worth an estimated ...

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Border Patrol Seizes Nearly $3 Million of Cocaine in Rio Grande Valley

EDINBURG, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents seized nearly $3M worth of cocaine at the immigration checkpoints. On Saturday, Kingsville agents working at the Sarita Checkpoint arrested a United States citizen after locating 33 bundles of cocaine concealed inside of a tractor trailer. The cocaine weighed over 80 pounds is worth an estimated $2.7M. Similarly on Monday, Falfurrias agents working ...

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CBP in San Juan Intercepts Concealed Narcotics inside Parcels Destined for Connecticut and Rhode Island

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – U.S. Customs and Border Protection Officers intercepted and seized Monday 5 pounds (2.34 kilograms) of cocaine, 2.2 pounds (1.03 kilogram) of oxycodone and 7 pounds (3.28 kilograms) of endocet, found concealed inside separate courier parcels sent from the Dominican Republic and destined for Connecticut and Rhode Island. On Feb. 11, CBP officers selected for inspection ...

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CBP Officers at Port of Lukeville Seize $60K of Meth

TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Arizona’s Port of Lukeville on Friday arrested a Mexican national Saturday after seizing more than 19 pounds of methamphetamine. Officers referred a 35-year-old Mexican male for a secondary inspection of his Ford truck as he applied to enter the United States from Mexico early Saturday morning. A CBP canine alerted ...

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ICE, DHS partners; Vieques Municipal Police seize 2,378 pounds of cocaine

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), working jointly with the Coast Guard, U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) Air and Marine Operations (AMO) and the Vieques Municipal Police seized Thursday 2,378 pounds of cocaine south of the island of Vieques. The cocaine has an estimated street value of $25 million approximately. ...

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