Monday, August 10, 2015

Drugs Headed to US by Land and Mini Sunmarine Stopped by Border Patrol and Coast Guard

Yuma Border Patrol agents seize more than $500k in drugs
Border Patrol agents in the Yuma Sector seized more than a half-million dollars in drugs and made several arrests over the weekend in three separate incidents, according to a U.S. Customs and Border Protection statement.
BUSTED! Coast Guard nabs mini-submarine containing 8 TONS of cocaine
USCG stops semi-submersible
A Coast Guard Cutter Stratton boarding team investigates a self-propelled semi-submersible interdicted in international waters off the coast of Central America, July 19, 2015. The Stratton’s crew recovered more than 6 tons of cocaine from the 40-foot vessel. (Coast Guard photo courtesy of Petty Officer 2nd Class LaNola Stone)

A cutter deployed from U.S. Coast Guard Station Alameda in California nabbed a sneaky semi-submersible vessel containing 16,000 pounds of cocaine.A Coast Guard Cutter Stratton boarding team investigates a self-propelled semi-submersible interdicted in international waters off the coast of Central America, July 19, 2015. The Stratton’s crew recovered more than 6 tons of cocaine from the 40-foot vessel. The bust, made last month in international waters off the Central American coastline, is the largest of its kind in Coast Guard history, local CBS News affiliate KPIX reported Wednesday.
08/10/2015 07:00 PM EDT
TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a Pirtleville, Arizona, teen for allegedly attempting to smuggle more than 285 pounds of marijuana through the Port of Douglas on August 8. Officers arrested the 17-year-old teen male...
08/07/2015 05:54 PM EDT
SALTON CITY, Calif. – El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Highway 86 checkpoint arrested a suspected drug smuggler after discovering cocaine concealed in his vehicle today. The incident occurred at approximately 8:30 a.m., when...
08/07/2015 05:49 PM EDTCALEXICO, Calif. — U.S. Border Patrols agents assigned to the El Centro Station arrested a suspected drug smuggler that used a ramp to drive over the United States/Mexico International Boundary barricades earlier today. The incident occurred at 7:15...
08/07/2015 02:26 PM EDT
DEL RIO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents working in the Del Rio Sector seized more than 1,000 pounds of marijuana, with an estimated value of more than $842,000 in three different incidents. On July 21, at approximately 8 p.m., an agent from the...

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