Sunday, January 24, 2016

Smuggling Illegal Drugs Still A Biggie in 2016

Border Patrol agents from the Blythe Station seized 32 pounds of meth, while searching a vehicle at the Highway 95 checkpoint.
01/20/2016 06:02 PM EST
YUMA, Ariz. – Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents received a frantic cell-phone call from a distressed Mexican man in the Sonoran Desert Jan. 18, asking for help. Assisted by pilots from Air and Marine Operations, Yuma Air Branch, agents located and...
Officers discovered a combination of cocaine/heroin within the intake manifold of a smuggling vehicle
01/20/2016 12:32 PM EST
TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers at the Port of San Luis arrested four individuals for alleged separate attempts to smuggle heroin, cocaine and methamphetamine during the holiday weekend. Officers discovered a combination of...
CBP officers at the Port of Douglas discovered and seized nearly 60 pounds of marijuana from the gas tank of a smuggling vehicle
01/20/2016 11:35 AM EST
TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers at the Port of Douglas (Raul Hector Castro POE) arrested a Phoenix man and a Mexican national during the Martin Luther King holiday weekend for separate alleged attempts to smuggle more than 270...
Two packages containing a total of 2.6 pounds of methamphetamine seized by CBP officers at Brownsville Port of Entry
01/15/2016 06:08 PM EST
BROWNSVILLE, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Brownsville Port of Entry intercepted a load of alleged methamphetamine at the Veteran’s International Bridge. CBP officers discovered the alleged narcotics, valued at...
Marijuana hidden in a carrot-like package, part of a total of 2,493 pounds of marijuana seized by CBP officers at Pharr International Bridge in a carrot shipment
01/13/2016 03:40 PM EST
PHARR, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Pharr International Bridge cargo facility intercepted 2,493 pounds of alleged marijuana that was concealed within a commercial shipment of fresh carrots. “Once...
Packages containing 55.5 pounds of cocaine seized by CBP officers at Hidalgo International Bridge
01/13/2016 04:07 PM EST
HIDALGO, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Hidalgo International Bridge arrested a Reynosa, Tamaulipas, Mexico man in connection with the discovery of $428,000 worth of alleged cocaine within the...
Packages containing 18.65 pounds of cocaine seized by CBP officers at Brownsville Port of Entry, one of three drug seizures effected by Brownsville CBP officers in the same day
01/15/2016 05:51 PM EST
BROWNSVILLE, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Port of Brownsville have intercepted three loads of alleged narcotics in one day. CBP officers discovered the alleged drugs, which carried a combined street value of...
01/15/2016 08:45 AM EST
FABENS, Texas--Border Patrol Agents in Texas and New Mexico arrested nine suspected smugglers and seized nearly 650 pounds of marijuana this week.      On Wednesday, Border Patrol agents assigned to Clint, Texas were alerted to a possible illegal...
Packages containing a total of approximately 20 pounds of cocaine seized by CBP officers at Hidalgo International Bridge
01/20/2016 03:32 PM EST
HIDALGO, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Hidalgo International Bridge arrested a 48-year-old man from San Luis Potosi, Mexico after detecting approximately 20 pounds of alleged cocaine hidden within...
Packages containing 75 pounds of heroin and 15 pounds of cocaine seized by CBP officers at Progreso Port of Entry
01/20/2016 05:59 PM EST
PROGRESO, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Progreso Port of Entry intercepted two loads of alleged narcotics over the weekend. CBP officers discovered the alleged drugs, carrying a combined street value of approximately $ 4...
01/20/2016 03:19 PM EST
LAREDO, Texas –While many U.S. residents dreamed of Powerball fortunes, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at World Trade Bridge last Wednesday kept their focus steady on border security and seized consecutive loads of marijuana totaling...
CBP Officers Seize Nearly $1 Million in Crystal Methamphetamine in Two Separate Incidents at the Laredo Port of Entry01/22/2016 03:57 PM ESTLAREDO, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers seized a significant amount of crystal methamphetamine in two separate enforcement actions with a combined value of $914,468. “These were excellent interceptions made by our CBP...CBP Field Operations Seizes $700K in Marijuana at Pharr International Bridge
A lime image emblazoned package containing marijuana was part of a seizure of 2,575 pounds of marijuana realized by CBP officers at Pharr International Bridge
01/22/2016 03:41 PM EST
PHARR, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Pharr International Bridge cargo facility have once again seized over a ton of alleged marijuana that was hidden within two commercial shipments of fresh...
Marijuana bundles in roofing shingles
01/22/2016 02:11 PM EST
EL PASO, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operations officers working at El Paso area ports of entry made seven drug seizures Thursday. The largest drug load was discovered in a shipment of roofing shingles. “Smugglers will...
01/20/2016 02:49 AM EST
CALEXICO, Calif. – El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents on Saturday arrested a previously  deported gang member and a man suspected of methamphetamine smuggling. At approximately 5 a.m., U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Calexico Station...
The narcotics were stashed inside a hidden compartment located in the undercarriage of the vehicle.
01/14/2016 07:17 PM EST
PINE VALLEY, Calif.—Through the efforts of well-trained Border Patrol agents and highly effective canines, a narcotics smuggling attempt was prevented yesterday at the U.S. Border Patrol Checkpoint near Pine Valley, Calif. The smuggling incident...
U.S. Customs Area In Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport
01/15/2016 11:12 AM EST
MINNEAPOLIS — U.S. Customs and Border Protection at the Minneapolis-St. Paul Internatonal Airport seized cocaine and hashish oil from the luggage of two U.S. citizens returning from Cozumel, Mexico, on January 10.  A 31-year-old male and 28-year-old...
Marijuana hidden in foosball table found by CBP officers
01/14/2016 11:30 AM EST
LEWISTON, N.Y. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Lewiston Bridge seized approximately 55 pounds of marijuana with an estimated street value of just under $60,000 on January 13. “This is an excellent seizure that demonstrates our...

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