Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Illegal Drug Smuggling and the Beat Goes On

More than $276,000 worth of cocaine were seized by CBP officers at the Port of Nogales
02/01/2016 02:36 PM EST
TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers at the DeConcini crossing selected a Chevrolet SUV, driven by Martin Ocano, 51, of Nogales, Ariz., for a secondary inspection and found more than 26 pounds of cocaine worth $276,000. After...
CBP officers discovered 74 pounds of marijuana hidden within the fuel tank of a smuggling vehicle
01/29/2016 05:38 PM EST
— U.S. Customs and Border Protection Field Operations officers seized 74 pounds of marijuana on Thursday, worth an estimated $37,000, hidden in the fuel tank of a vehicle attempting to enter the United States through Arizona’s Port of Lukeville....
01/29/2016 05:20 PM EST
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a 29-year-old Mexican man Wednesday, for an alleged attempt to smuggle 80 pounds of marijuana through the Port of Naco. Officers selected Hugo Cancio-Nevarez, of Benjamin Hill,...
01/29/2016 05:03 PM EST
TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers at the Raul Hector Castro Port of Entry arrested a Douglas man and a Mexican national Thursday for separate alleged attempts to smuggle nearly 472 pounds of marijuana worth a combined $235,000....
Border Patrol agents at the I-19 traffic checkpoint seized nearly $1M worth of meth from a smuggling vehicle on Jan. 21
01/26/2016 01:38 PM EST
TUCSON, Ariz. – Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents seized approximately 20 pounds of methamphetamine Thursday worth an estimated $918,500.     Agents assigned to the Interstate 19 checkpoint outside of Nogales, Arizona, made the seizure after a...
CBP officers discovered more than 36 pounds of meth within the gas tank of a smuggling vehicle
01/26/2016 01:18 PM EST
TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers arrested one U.S. citizen and two Mexican nationals for alleged attempts to smuggle almost 80 pounds of cocaine and methamphetamine through the Port of Nogales during the weekend. Officers at...
CBP officers located and seized nearly 39 pounds of meth from within the rear quarter panels.
01/27/2016 05:36 PM EST
TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a Nogales, Ariz., woman allegedly involved in a smuggling attempt at the Port of Nogales early today, resulting in the seizure of nearly 39 pounds of methamphetamine. Officers at the...
01/27/2016 05:30 PM EST
A CBP narcotics detection canine alerted to the front hood of a smuggling vehicle, which was loaded with packages of marijuana
TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers at the Port of Douglas (Raul Hector Castro POE) arrested a Mexican national Tuesday for an alleged attempt to smuggle more than 226 pounds of marijuana worth approximately $113,000. Officers...
CBP officers removed nearly 29 pounds of heroin along with 5.5 pounds of meth inside of a sedan inspected by officers at teh Mariposa crossing in Nogales, Ariz.
01/26/2016 02:29 PM EST
TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers arrested three Arizonans and one Mexican national for alleged attempts to smuggle more than 597 pounds of marijuana, heroin and methamphetamine through the Port of Nogales this week. Officers at...
photo of money seized at Eagle Pass
01/27/2016 11:07 AM EST
EAGLE PASS, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Eagle Pass Port of Entry seized a large amount of undeclared U.S. currency recently. Shortly before 8 p.m., Jan. 22, CBP officers at Eagle Pass Bridge I inspected a southbound...
01/26/2016 04:28 PM EST
EDINBURG, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents rescued 11 illegal immigrants over the past weekend, whose lives were placed in danger due to the dangerous tactics used by human smugglers. The rescues occurred in multiple incidents at the Falfurrias and...
Drug bundles removed from fuel tank
01/25/2016 02:44 PM EST
PRESIDIO, Texas -- U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operations officers working at the Presidio port of entry seized 137 pounds of marijuana Saturday evening. The narcotics were found in the fuel tank of a 2001 Toyota Sequoia. The...
Collection of photos from illegal narcotics seized at Miami International Airport
01/27/2016 03:49 PM EST
MIAMI – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) officers working at Miami International Airport (MIA) arrested a passenger smuggling approximately 4.4 pounds of heroin.  The passenger was arriving on a flight from..
Detroit CBP arrested a trusted trader truck driver hauling auto parts after discovering 76 pounds of marijuana in the truck on January 27, 2016.
01/28/2016 12:22 PM EST
DETROIT— U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) officers at the Fort Street Cargo Facility in Detroit seized more than 76 pounds of marijuana Wednesday, and arrested a truck driver who was a member of CBP’s Free...
(File Photo) CBP Officers inspect passengers arriving from foreign destinations.
01/25/2016 12:55 PM EST
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico —Field Operations Officers from U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) seized Sunday 11 Kilograms (24 pounds) of cocaine at the M/S Jewel of the Seas.  The contraband was found by CBP officers during a cabin inspection upon...

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