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CBP Field Operations at Pharr International Bridge Discovers Massive Quantity of Methamphetamine Worth $30 Million

PHARR, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Pharr International Bridge cargo facility intercepted a huge amount of alleged methamphetamine valued at $30,556,000 that was being smuggled in a commercial tractor/trailer hauling fresh onions from Mexico. “This is certainly a substantial amount of methamphetamine that won’t make its final destination in the U.S. and seizing ...

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Border Patrol Agents Stop Ultra Lite Aircraft Narcotic Smuggling Attempt

The total weight of the methamphetamine was 145.5 pounds with an estimated street value of $327,375 HEBER, Calif. – El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Calexico Station seize methamphetamine in an Ultra Lite Aircraft smuggling attempt on Saturday morning. The incident occurred at approximately 12:15 a.m., when Border Patrol agents observed an Ultra Lite Aircraft flying at ...

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Methamphetamine and Black Tar Heroin Seized at Border Patrol Checkpoint

NILAND, Calif. – El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents seized methamphetamine at the Highway 111 checkpoint on Thursday afternoon. A search of the vehicle revealed two black boxes containing several plastic packages hidden inside the passenger’s foot well and another in the rear cargo area The incident occurred at approximately 5:30 p.m., when a man driving a 2019 gray Jeep ...

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CBP Officers Seize $3.7 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 intercepted $3,704,000 worth of alleged methamphetamine that was hidden within a commercial shipment of fresh produce. “Our officers at the cargo facility are committed to upholding our border security mission while ensuring that legitimate trade is facilitated and reaches its intended destination,” ...

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Yuma Sector Agents Arrest 3 Illegal Aliens Backpacking $158K of Meth Through Desert

YUMA, Ariz. – Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents from Wellton Station apprehended a group of three illegal aliens transporting methamphetamine through a remote area of the desert. Agents apprehended three Mexican nationals with 79 pounds of meth Late Tuesday night, Wellton Station agents encountered three Mexican nationals illegally present in the United States, who were traveling through the desert southeast ...

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CBP Field Operations Seizes Over $11 Million in Methamphetamine on Commercial Bus

EAGLE PASS, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Office of Field Operations (OFO) officers seized more than $11 million in methamphetamine in a single enforcement action at the Camino Real Bridge. “Securing the passenger environment is a critical mission for CBP and this significant methamphetamine seizure underscores the need for our officers to stay ever-vigilant and aware of the narcotics ...

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Nogales CBP Officers Seize $1.4 Million in Fentanyl Tablets, Heroin, Methamphetamine and Cocaine

TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Officers at the Port of Nogales seized 260 pounds of hard narcotics with an estimated street value of more than $1,400,000.00. Thursday afternoon, a 34-year-old U.S. citizen attempted to make entry into the United States through the Port of Nogales in her pickup truck.  She was referred for further inspection. While ...

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Calexico CBP Officers Find 134 lbs. of Meth in Doors, Quarter Panels, Gas Tank of a Vehicle

CALEXICO, Calif. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers working at the Calexico East port of entry discovered more than 134 pounds of methamphetamine in the doors, quarter panels and gas tank of a vehicle. “CBP officers continue to stop contraband from entering our country,” said Officer in Charge of the Calexico ports of entry, Sergio Beltran. “This case is ...

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CBP Field Operations Seizes $3.1 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 intercepted alleged liquid methamphetamine worth $3,108,000 concealed within a commercial truck arriving from Mexico with merchandise. “This was an outstanding interception of hard narcotics that our officers accomplished utilizing all available tools and resources,” said Carlos Rodriguez, Port Director, Hidalgo/ Pharr/Anzalduas. “Our ...

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CBP Officers at the Brownsville and Matamoros International Bridge Seize $2.7 Million in Methamphetamine

BROWNSVILLE, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Brownsville and Matamoros International Bridge intercepted a load of alleged methamphetamine, hidden within a 2007 Chevrolet Tahoe. “Our CBP officers remain committed in securing our borders and keeping these dangerous narcotics off our streets,” said Port Director Tater Ortiz, Brownsville Port of Entry.  “Our officers’ continued hard work and ...

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Cincinnati CBP Finds Meth in Industrial Equipment from Mexico

CINCINNATI—On June 1, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers in Cincinnati intercepted methamphetamine smuggled inside an industrial cylinder at a local express consignment facility. While checking incoming freight from Mexico, CBP Narcotic Detector Dog Betty alerted to a shipment manifested as “new industrial damper.” The package contained a large metal cylinder with two threaded plugs on either end. Officers ...

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Laredo CBP Officers Seize Methamphetamine Worth Over $1 Million at the Juarez Lincoln Bridge

LAREDO, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Office of Field Operations (OFO) officers at the Juarez Lincoln Bridge intercepted hard narcotics totaling over $1 million in street value. “Seizures like these are a prime example of the importance that CBP officers play in our overall national border security mission and protecting the public from illegal narcotics,” said Port Director Gregory ...

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CBP Officers at Hidalgo International Bridge Seize $1.7 Million in Hard Narcotics

HIDALGO, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Hidalgo International Bridge arrested two people from Lubbock, Texas after detecting $1,733,000 worth of alleged methamphetamine and heroin within the vehicle they were driving. “Our frontline officers’ persistence and perseverance in carrying out CBP’s border security mission is reflected in seizures like this,” said Carlos Rodriguez, Port ...

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CBP Officers Intercept Hard Narcotics Worth Over $1 Million At The World Trade Bridge

LAREDO, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) officers intercepted hard narcotics with an estimated street value of more than $1 million in one enforcement action at the World Trade Bridge. “Officers at the World Trade Bridge continue to excel in their targeting strategies that help reduce the flow of narcotics entering our country,” ...

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CBP Field Operations Seizes Nearly $2 Million in Methamphetamine at Hidalgo and Pharr International Bridges

HIDALGO, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Hidalgo International Bridge had a busy weekend by seizing $1,896,340 worth of alleged methamphetamine in three separate, unrelated incidents. “Our frontline officers’ resiliency and dedication to help keep dangerous drugs from crossing our international borders was once again demonstrated this weekend with the interception of these loads ...

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