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Border Patrol Discovers $1.4 Million Meth Load in Altered Work Truck

TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested a U.S citizen after finding methamphetamine in a highly modified work truck at the immigration checkpoint near Sasabe, Arizona, Thursday afternoon. Around 2 p.m., Tucson Sector agents at the Highway 286 immigration checkpoint encountered a 26-year-old Hereford, Arizona, man driving a Ford F-250 utility truck. After referring the vehicle to secondary inspection, ...

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CBP Officers Find $952K Worth of Cocaine in Emergency Food Pouches

CINCINNATI— On Tuesday, September 15, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers in Cincinnati seized a shipment containing 29 pounds of cocaine concealed in 11 pouches labeled as shelf-stable emergency food rations. The cocaine has a street value of $952,200. The pouches were part of a shipment of survival gear containing buckets, canteens, and other items headed from a fictitious ...

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World Trade Bridge Officers Intercept More Than $1.8 Million Worth of Methamphetamine

LAREDO, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) officers intercepted a trailer containing methamphetamine with an estimated street value of more than $1.8 million at the World Trade Bridge over the weekend. “Intercepting narcotics is an important part of the mission of Customs and Border Protection and now these drugs are off the streets,” ...

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DREAMer Busted During Meth Smuggling Attempt

SALTON SEA, Calif. – El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents working at the Highway 86 immigration checkpoint arrested two men, including a current recipient of the DREAM Act, suspected of narcotics smuggling Friday morning. The incident occurred at approximately 9:50 a.m., when a man driving a silver Nissan Altima and his passenger approached the Highway 86 checkpoint.  A Border Patrol ...

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Rio Grande City CBP Officers Seize $642,940 in Cocaine at the Starr-Camargo International Bridge

RIO GRANDE CITY, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Starr-Camargo International Bridge intercepted $642,940 in alleged cocaine in yet another enforcement action. CBP officers discovered the narcotics, hidden within a 2009 Volvo tractor-trailer. “Our CBP officers here at the Rio Grande City Port of Entry are on a tremendous pace interdicting these dangerous drugs,” said ...

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Laredo CBP Officers Seize Over 400K Worth in Hard Narcotics in One Enforcement Action

LAREDO, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Office of Field Operations (OFO) officers at the Juarez-Lincoln Bridge seized narcotics that totaled over $400,000 in street value. “The smuggling of illicit narcotics is a serious international health and security threat,” said Acting Port Director Andrew Douglas, Laredo Port of Entry. “CBP will continue to intercept these dangerous drugs through our vigorous ...

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CBP Field Operations Arrests Reynosa Man with $1.3 Million Worth of Methamphetamine at Hidalgo International Bridge

HIDALGO, Texas — U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Hidalgo International Bridge arrested a 25-year-old man, a U.S. citizen who resides in Reynosa, Tamaulipas, Mexico after discovering $1,378,000 worth of alleged methamphetamine within the vehicle he was driving. “Our officers’ excellent inspection skills and observation techniques have allowed us to make this exceptional seizure,” ...

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Rio Grande City CBP Officers Seize over $1.2 Million of Methamphetamine at the Starr Camargo International Bridge

RIO GRANDE CITY, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Starr-Camargo International Bridge intercepted over $1.2 million in alleged methamphetamine in a single enforcement action. CBP officers discovered the narcotics, hidden within a 2006 Kenworth tractor. “Our CBP officers remain committed to securing our nation’s borders and interdicting these dangerous drugs,” said Port Director Imelda Recio, Rio ...

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CBP Officers at the Port of Nogales Seize $1 Million Worth of Drugs

TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Office of Field Operations Officers at the Port of Nogales had a busy weekend as they arrested 8 drug smugglers to include a teenager.  The drugs consisted of methamphetamine, heroin, fentanyl and cocaine with a combined weight of nearly 175 pounds, with an estimated street value of more than $1,000,000.00. Friday, ...

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Laredo CBP Officers Seize Methamphetamine Worth Over $3.3 Million

LAREDO, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Office of Field Operations (OFO) officers at the Juarez-Lincoln Bridge seized methamphetamine that totaled over $3.3 million in street value. “Methamphetamine abuse is a significant public health concern throughout the country,” said Acting Port Director Andrew Douglas, Laredo Port of Entry. “Through vigorous enforcement efforts, CBP will continue to intercept this hard narcotic ...

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World Trade Bridge Officers Make $29 Million Drug Bust

LAREDO, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) officers intercepted shipments containing methamphetamine with an estimated street value of more than $29.8 million in two enforcement actions at the World Trade Bridge. “The scope of methamphetamine abuse in the U.S. is on the rise,” said Acting Port Director Andrew Douglas, Laredo Port of Entry. ...

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CBP Seizes $17 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 has once again hit it big with another sizeable load of alleged methamphetamine seized in a commercial truck arriving from Mexico. “Our officers’ continued resolve and dedication to the CBP mission of keeping dangerous drugs from crossing our borders has once again ...

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CBP Field Operations at Hidalgo Port of Entry Seizes $7.7 Million Worth of Methamphetamine

HIDALGO, Texas—Officers with U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) within the Hidalgo/Pharr/Anzalduas Port of Entry were busy this weekend intercepting loads of alleged methamphetamine at the three border crossings. “As these three seizures and the continual drumbeat of recent area narcotics seizures illustrate, the hard narcotics threat at our ports of entry is quite evident and ...

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Border Patrol Seizes Nearly $2M in Hard Narcotics

TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested two teenagers attempting to smuggle cocaine, meth and heroin near Rio Rico, Aug. 15. Agents discovered 57 packages of suspected meth, cocaine and heroin concealed inside the vehicle. Agents assigned to the Nogales Station, patrolling the desert just north of the International Border, observed several individuals emerge from the brush and load ...

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Brownsville CBP Officers Seize $768K in Methamphetamine at Veterans International Bridge

BROWNSVILLE, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Veterans International Bridge intercepted a load of alleged methamphetamine, hidden within a 2006 Ford F-150 pick-up. “This significant seizure illustrates the importance of remaining vigilant and shows the commitment our CBP officers have in keeping these dangerous narcotics off our streets,” said Port Director Tater Ortiz, Brownsville Port of ...

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