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CBP Officers Seize Largest Amount of Fentanyl in CBP History

  TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Nogales Commercial Facility seized nearly $4.6 million in fentanyl and methamphetamine totaling close to 650 pounds on Saturday from a Mexican national when he attempted to enter the United States through the Port of Nogales. The seizure is the largest seizure of fentanyl in CBP history. The methamphetamine ...

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U.S Border Patrol and New Mexico National Guard Team Up To Stop Drug Smugglers

LORDSBURG, N.M. – Border Patrol Agents working in conjunction with New Mexico National Guard seize more than $100,000 worth of marijuana as it was being smuggled though southern New Mexico near Playas. On January 29, 2019, at approximately 9:30 p.m., a Lordsburg Border Patrol Agent operating infrared surveillance equipment observed four subjects walking northbound near the smelter on Highway 1113, ...

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Border Patrol Seizes Over 1,500 Pounds of Marijuana in the Rio Grande Valley

EDINBURG, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents continue to encounter narcotic smuggling attempts in the nation’s busiest sector. Late Sunday evening, McAllen Border Patrol agents working near Havana, Texas, responded to a report of several subjects carrying bundles of narcotics along the Mexican riverbank. Agents continued to watch the smugglers as they crossed illegally into the United States. Shortly after ...

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CBP Officers Seize Heroin Valued More Than $750K at the Colombia-Solidarity International Bridge

LAREDO, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) officers at the Laredo Port of Entry intercepted a significant narcotic load with an estimated street value of more than $750,000 in one enforcement action over the weekend. “I congratulate our frontline officers for their firm commitment to carry out the CBP mission and protect the ...

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Meth Smugglers Caught by CBP Officers at Port of San Luis

TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a Mexican national and a U.S. citizen over the weekend for separate alleged attempts to smuggle almost 90 pounds of methamphetamine through the Port of San Luis. Officers referred the driver of a Ford SUV, later identified as a 26-year-old Mexican male from Culiacan, Sonora, Mexico, for additional inspection as ...

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CBP, FURA Seize Cocaine Worth $10 million inside Abandoned Vessel in Northern Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Border Patrol and Puerto Rico Police Department (PRPD) Joint Forces for Rapid Action (FURA) agents seized Monday 884 pounds (401 Kilos) of cocaine found inside an abandoned vessel on the coast of the town of Loiza.  The estimated value of the seized narcotics is $10 million.  U.S. Coast Guard ...

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Border Patrol Discovers Liquid Methamphetamine in Gas Tank

SALTON CITY, Calif. – El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents of the Indio Station assigned to the Highway 86 checkpoint arrested a man suspected of smuggling liquid methamphetamine hidden inside one of his pickup’s gas tanks yesterday.   The arrest occurred at approximately 8:50 a.m., when Rene Elizalde, a 22-year-old man approached the Border Patrol checkpoint in a 1997 Ford ...

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Agents Seize Cocaine, Meth in Single Smuggling Attempt

SALTON CITY, Calif. – El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Highway 86 checkpoint arrested a man suspected of smuggling methamphetamine and cocaine concealed in an aftermarket floor compartment underneath the driver and passenger seats Sunday afternoon.   The arrest occurred at approximately 3:30 p.m. when a 35-year-old Mexican national approached the Border Patrol checkpoint in a brown ...

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Marijuana in truck bed seized by CBP

PRESIDIO, Texas — U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operations officers working at the Presidio port of entry seized 216 pounds of marijuana Friday morning. The drugs were concealed in a false bed of a pick-up truck. “Using false bed compartments in pick-up trucks is commonly used by smugglers,” said Michael Neipert, CBP Presidio Port Director, “but officer ...

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Fact Check: ‘More Americans Will Die From Drugs This Year Than Were Killed In The Entire Vietnam War’

“More Americans will die from drugs this year than were killed in the entire Vietnam War,” President Donald Trump said in his address to the nation on border security Tuesday night. Verdict: True Recent trends in overdose deaths suggest that more people in the U.S. will die from overdoses this year than Americans killed in the Vietnam War. Around 58,000 ...

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Customs and Border Protection Officers Seize $429,844 worth of Marijuana

ROMA, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Roma Port of Entry seized a significant amount of marijuana valued at more than $400,000 in one enforcement action at the Roma International Bridge. “Our frontline officers maintain constant vigilance in the cargo environment and every now and then we encounter narcotics loads of this magnitude but they ...

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Border Patrol Seizes over 1,000 pounds of Marijuana in the Rio Grande Valley

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EDINBURG, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents continue to encounter narcotic smuggling attempts throughout the Rio Grande Valley. Just after midnight, Rio Grande City agents responded to illicit activity near La Rosita, Texas. As agents arrived, they observed several subjects drop bundles on the ground and return to the riverbank. The subjects then jumped into the river and swam to ...

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Triple Play: CBP Officers Intercept $4 Million in Methamphetamine in Three Seizures at Laredo Port of Entry

LAREDO, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) officers executed a triple play this weekend, seizing a total of $4 million in methamphetamine in three separate enforcement actions. “Our CBP officers capped off a strong week of enforcement activity with a perfect triple play; $4 million in methamphetamine intercepted in three separate seizures this ...

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Brownsville Port of Entry CBP Officers Seize Over $700K in Marijuana at Veterans International Bridge Cargo Import Lot

BROWNSVILLE, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers assigned to the Brownsville Port of Entry seized 3,919 pounds of marijuana concealed within a commercial shipment of plastic scrap at the Veterans International Bridge Cargo Import Lot. “This significant interception of narcotics in the cargo environment reiterates the commitment, diligence, and expertise of our CBP officers in keeping harmful ...

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CBP Officers Seize $793K Worth of Meth and Heroin at Port of Lukeville

TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Arizona’s Port of Lukeville arrested a U.S. citizen from Tucson for attempting to smuggle methamphetamine and heroin Monday. Officers referred a 26-year-old man for secondary inspection of his Chevy truck as he applied to enter the United States from Mexico Monday night, where CBP canine alerted to an odor it ...

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