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CBP Field Operations Seizes Nearly $37 Million in Methamphetamine within Commercial Shipment

LAREDO, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Office of Field Operations (OFO) officers at the Colombia-Solidarity Bridge seized a substantial amount of methamphetamine in a single enforcement action that totaled nearly $37 million in street value. “Officers at the Laredo Port of Entry have heightened their enforcement strategy when targeting these high-risk commodities, successfully disrupting the flow of deadly narcotics ...

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CBP Officers Make Record Methamphetamine Seizure

TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Nogales Commercial Facility seized methamphetamine last week from a Mexican national when he attempted to enter the United States through the Port of Nogales. The seizure is the largest methamphetamine load in Arizona ports history. CBP Officers discovered more than 600 packages of drugs concealed within a non-factory floor ...

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DEA Announces Launch of Operation Crystal Shield

Attorney General William Barr and Drug Enforcement Administration Acting Administrator Uttam Dhillon today announced that the DEA will direct enforcement resources to methamphetamine “transportation hubs” — areas where methamphetamine is often trafficked in bulk and then distributed across the country. While continuing to focus on stopping drugs being smuggled across the border, DEA’s Operation Crystal Shield will ramp up enforcement ...

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CBP Officers Make a Double Play As They Intercept Hard Narcotics Worth More Than $2.9M

LAREDO, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) CBP officers at Laredo Port of Entry were successful in seizing two separate loads of hard narcotics with a combined value of over $2.9 million. “Our frontline officers continued their strict vigilance this weekend and their determination and commitment to the border security mission resulted in two significant hard ...

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Customs Seizes Massive Amount of Methamphetamine Worth Over $3 Million

HIDALGO, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Hidalgo International Bridge arrested a 49-year-old man from Houston after discovering $3,260,000 worth of alleged methamphetamine concealed within the SUV he was driving. “As persistent drug smugglers continue their pursuit of attempting to bring dangerous narcotics across the border, our frontline officers at CBP Field Operations are ...

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Calexico CBP Officers Discover 222 Pounds of Liquid Meth

CALEXICO, Calif. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers working at the Calexico East port of entry discovered 222 pounds of liquid methamphetamine worth $266,000. On Tuesday, Jan. 21, at about 11 p.m., a 36-year-old male U.S. citizen driving a 2004 Chevrolet Silverado applied for entry.  A CBP Officer referred the man and vehicle for a more in-depth inspection. A ...

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Agents Rope in more than 165 Pounds of Meth

TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Border Patrol agents working in Nogales arrested two men attempting to smuggle more than 165 pounds of suspected methamphetamine through a legitimate underground drainage tunnel on January 17. Shortly after 8:30 p.m., agents responded to a smuggling attempt inside of a large drainage tunnel underneath the streets of Nogales. Two Mexican nationals, both adult men, were ...

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Yuma Sector Seizes $345K in Meth at Checkpoint

YUMA, Ariz. – Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Interstate 8 Immigration Checkpoint thwarted two methamphetamine smuggling attempts valued at more than $345K in two separate events over the weekend.   In the first event at approximately 9:52 a.m. Saturday, a Border Patrol canine working at the primary lane of the checkpoint alerted to an odor it was ...

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Andrade CBP Officers Stop Man with Almost 200 Pounds of Meth

WINTERHAVEN, Calif.  – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Andrade port of entry stopped a man with almost 200 pounds of methamphetamine in his car on Thursday. The incident occurred on Jan. 16, at about 7:45 a.m., when a CBP officer conducting inspections encountered the 32-year-old Mexican citizen driving a 2006 Honda Civic. The officer referred the vehicle ...

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Border Patrol Arrests Driver of SUV Stuffed with Meth

TEMECULA, Calif. — U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested a man who had more than 90 packages of methamphetamine hidden inside various locations of his car on Friday. At approximately 11:15 a.m., an agent patrolling Interstate 15 near Temecula observed a suspicious 2001 Green Ford Explorer.  The driver of the Explorer exited onto Highway 395 and parked at a gas station ...

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CBP Officers Seize Over $2 Million in Methamphetamine at Pharr International Bridge

PHARR, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Pharr International Bridge intercepted $2,305,000 worth of methamphetamine that was being smuggled from Mexico. “Our officers’ continued resolve was evidenced once again with this outstanding seizure of hard narcotics,” said Port Director Carlos Rodriguez, Port of Hidalgo/Pharr/Anzalduas. “This was definitely a good strike against the drug smuggling ...

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CBP Field Operations Seizes $1.8 Million in 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 discovered $1,800,000 worth of methamphetamine in a commercial truck arriving from Mexico. “Our officers’ outstanding ability to work as a team along with great utilization of all available tools and resources resulted in the detection of these hard narcotics which won’t make ...

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Border Patrol Seizes Over $850,000 of Meth

ALAMOGORDO, N.M. – Wednesday night, U.S. Border Patrol agents at a checkpoint north of El Paso, seized narcotics worth more than $800,000 from a single vehicle. While conducting a routine immigration inspection, Border Patrol Agents stopped a gray Saturn Vue for further investigation. Agents interviewed the driver, a United States citizen. After the driver consented to a vehicle search, a ...

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Cincinnati CBP Seizes $1 Million of Crystal Meth in Air Compressor

CINCINNATI—On August 26, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers in Cincinnati intercepted more than 26 pounds of crystal methamphetamines smuggled in an air compressor at a local express consignment facility. At an average street price of $80 per gram, the seizure has a street value of approximately one million dollars. CBP Officers cut open an air compressor that contained ...

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Border Patrol Seizes 146 Pounds of Meth in Two Separate Events

SALTON CITY, Calif. – El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Highway 86 immigration checkpoint foiled two methamphetamine smuggling attempts on Tuesday.   The first incident occurred at approximately 11:26 a.m., when a female driver approached the checkpoint in a white Cadillac CTS.   During an immigration inspection in the primary lane, a Border Patrol canine detection team ...

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