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CBP Officers Seize Hard Narcotics Worth Over $2.2 Million at the Colombia-Solidarity Bridge

LAREDO, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) officers continue their strong enforcement posture as they recently intercepted a significant amount of hard narcotics worth more than $2.2 million at the Colombia-Solidarity Bridge while conducting enforcement operations over the weekend. “I commend the officers for their keen observational skills and interviewing techniques which played ...

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Rio Grande Valley Border Patrol Checkpoint seizes $4.8M worth of Meth

FALFURRIAS, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents disrupted three separate methamphetamine smuggling attempts at the Falfurrias Checkpoint in the past few days. On Thursday, checkpoint agents arrested a United States citizen after finding six bundles of methamphetamine concealed inside his vehicle. The drugs weighed more than 55 pounds and is worth an estimated $1.8M. Similarly over the weekend, checkpoint agents ...

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Border Protection Seizes Weapons and Drugs at Texas Port-of-Entry

PRESIDIO, Texas — U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operations officers working at the Presidio port of entry on three separate occasions seized 15 pounds cocaine, 45 pounds methamphetamine, and 31 handguns all within a six-day period. The street value of the drugs is $389,000 and the market value of the weapons is $14,675. “Our Nation’s security at ...

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CBP Port Huron Seizes Eight Separate Shipments of Fentanyl Destined to Cities Throughout the U.S.

PORT HURON, Mich – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Office of Field Operations at the Blue Water Bridge seize nearly 600 grams of Fentanyl during special operations. Fentanyl found in shipment at Blue Water BridgeIn the month of January, CBP Officers identified eight separate shipments via Canadian mail trucks that did not match the manifested contents of the packages ...

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U.S. and Australian Authorities Intercept 1.7 Tons of Meth Bound to Australia from LA/Long Beach Seaport

LOS ANGELES —A joint collaborative effort between U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and members of HSI’s Border Enforcement Security Task Force (BEST), U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations, and Australian federal authorities resulted in the seizure of a mixed narcotic load of methamphetamine, cocaine and heroin weighing in a more than ...

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Tecate CBP Officers Find 122 Lbs. of Meth in Metal Casing in Vehicle Tires

SAN DIEGO – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Tecate port of entry discovered 122 pounds of methamphetamine hidden within metal casings in the tires of an SUV. “This interdiction prevented a large amount of methamphetamine from reaching our communities and endangering many lives,” said CBP Tecate Port Director, Rene Ortega. “I am very proud of our officers, ...

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Border Patrol Seizes nearly $1M worth of Marijuana in the Rio Grande Valley

EDINBURG, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents disrupted six separate narcotic smuggling attempts and seized over 1200 pounds of marijuana. Monday, agents working at the Falfurrias checkpoint referred a commercial passenger bus to for secondary inspection. At secondary, a K-9 inspection revealed 33 pounds of marijuana in two unclaimed suitcases. The marijuana has an estimated value of $26K. A few ...

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CBP Officers Uncover 395 Pounds of Meth Stashed Inside Artificial Decorative Rocks

CALEXICO, Calif.  — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Calexico East commercial facility arrested a Mexicali man on Friday after discovering 395 pounds of methamphetamine stashed inside the shipment of decorative rocks he was hauling.  “The port’s roving canine team was a major factor in bringing down this narcotic smuggling attempt,” said Area Port Director David Salazar. “Thorough ...

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Border Patrol Seizes more than $2.25 Million in Narcotics

SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. — U.S. Border Patrol agents of San Diego Sector arrested a woman with more than 140 pounds of narcotics hidden inside her car last week.   On January 24, at approximately 5:50 p.m., Border Patrol agents assigned to the San Clemente Station were conducting highway interdiction duties on Interstate 5 when they conducted a vehicle stop on ...

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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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