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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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CBP Field Operations Makes Substantial Narcotics Seizure Worth Nearly $7 Million at Pharr International Bridge

PHARR, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Pharr International Bridge accomplished a hefty narcotics seizure of methamphetamine, cocaine and heroin worth $6,998,000, discovered within a commercial shipment arriving from Mexico.   “Once again, our officers’ astute awareness and outstanding ability to work in tandem utilizing all available tools and resources resulted in the discovery ...

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Vessel Carrying Over One Ton of Cocaine Detected by CBP Air and Marine Operations

JACKSONVILLE, Fla.— An Air and Marine Operations (AMO) P-3 Orion Long Range Tracker crew was conducting maritime patrols in the Eastern Pacific when they detected a surface target of interest on Dec. 2. The vessel was identified as a 35-foot long Ecuadorian style boat with three individuals onboard, which appeared to have engine trouble. The individuals onboard the boat jettisoned ...

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Rio Grande Valley Border Patrol Seizes over $1.5M worth of Marijuana

EDINBURG, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents disrupted 12 separate narcotic smuggling attempts and seized nearly two tons of marijuana over the weekend. Friday, McAllen agents working near Mission, Texas, observed smugglers utilize a raft filled with bundles of marijuana cross the Rio Grande. After crossing, the smugglers loaded the narcotics into a Ford F-150 parked along the river. As ...

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CBP Finds 66 Bricks of Cocaine inside Duffel Bags within a Cargo Container

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – U.S. Customs and Border Protection Officers seized 163 pounds (74 kilos) of cocaine found inside an inbound container from the Dominican Republic. The estimated value of the seized narcotics is $1.8 million. On Dec. 5, CBP officers inspected several containers using non-intrusive inspection systems at the Puerto Nuevo Dock, arriving from the Dominican Republic on ...

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CBP Officers Seize Methamphetamine Worth Over $992K at the 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 $992,000 in one enforcement action at the Juarez-Lincoln International Bridge. “I congratulate our frontline officers for their firm commitment to carry out the CBP mission and protect the public from ...

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UPDATE-Nearly $200K in Meth Seized from Vehicle Circumventing Yuma Sector Checkpoint

YUMA, Ariz. – Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents seized nearly $200,000 in methamphetamine from a vehicle that was attempting to circumvent the Interstate 8 Immigration Checkpoint Friday morning. At approximately 7:54 a.m., Wellton Station agents working a commonly utilized route to circumvent the Interstate 8 Immigration Checkpoint near Dome Valley observed a suspicious vehicle traveling east, near Avenue 20E and ...

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