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Border Patrol Agents Discover 41 LBS Of Meth; Locate Stolen Vehicle At NM Checkpoint

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ALAMOGORDO, N.M. – United States Border Patrol agents encountered two drug traffickers at an immigration checkpoint attempting to smuggle dangerous narcotics.

Friday evening, a vehicle with two people entered the primary inspection area at the Alamogordo Border Patrol Station immigration checkpoint on New Mexico Highway 54. While speaking to the driver, agents became suspicious due to conflicting information. The agents initiated a search and used a Border Patrol canine to further examine the vehicle. The canine alerted to the possible presence of narcotics in the trunk of the vehicle.

Agents continued the exam locating drug paraphernalia. They then focused on four antifreeze containers in the trunk. The containers were found to have 41 pounds of methamphetamine. The drugs were seized and both people arrested.

The Drug Enforcement Administration was contacted and took custody of the narcotics and one individual. The Otero County Sheriff’s Office accepted custody of the second subject who had active warrants out of Alamogordo and Ruidoso.

During the inspection and seizure an agent experienced difficulty breathing and impaired vision after exposure to the dangerous drugs. The agent was treated and released after being examined at a local hospital.

“Our agents face constant threats and dangers when dealing with smugglers and dangerous criminals who have no regard for human life.” stated El Paso Sector Chief Gloria I. Chavez. “Whether it is dangerous drugs or wanted criminals our agents stand firm in their commitment to protect our communities.”

LAS CRUCES, N.M. – United States Border Patrol agents arrested two suspected thieves Sunday evening.

Agents assigned to the Las Cruces Border Patrol immigration checkpoint on I-10 west of Las Cruces encountered an SUV headed westbound. Agents questioned the driver and soon discovered that the vehicle bearing Kentucky license plates was stolen. Both subjects were taken into custody and placed under arrest without further incident.

Agents contacted New Mexico State Police and both subjects were transferred to their custody.

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Border Patrol Nabs Sex Offender & Armed Smugglers Over Memorial Weekend

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IMPERIAL, Calif. – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the El Centro Sector arrested a previously convicted sex offender, and two women in an armed human smuggling attempt, in two separate events over the weekend.

The first incident occurred Saturday, at around 3:53 a.m., when an agent encountered a man approximately 17.5 miles west of the Calexico West Port of Entry. During an immigration check, it was discovered that the man was from Mexico and was attempting to enter the United States illegally. The man was placed under arrest and transported to the El Centro station for further processing.

At the station, record checks revealed that the man had been previously convicted for “Lewd and Lascivious Acts with a Child” out of Santa Clara, on July 10, 2007. He was sentenced to one year of incarceration for his conviction. Record checks also revealed that the man has an extensive criminal record and two prior removals from the United States.

The 45-year-old man will be held in federal custody pending prosecution for 8 USC 1326 Re-entry of Removed Aliens.

In fiscal year 2020, El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents have arrested and/or removed 36 individuals either convicted or wanted on sexual offense charges after they entered the United States illegally.

The second incident occurred on Sunday, at around 10:50 p.m., when a gray Hyundai Sonata approached the Highway 86 checkpoint near Salton City. A Border Patrol agent assigned to primary inspection referred the vehicle to secondary inspection. While in secondary inspection, agents discovered two illegal aliens in the rear seat of the vehicle. Agents conducted a search on the driver and passenger, agents discovered a loaded handgun on the passenger’s waistband.

The driver and passenger, both adult United States citizen women, were presented for 8 USC 1324 Alien Smuggling. The two Mexican adult men will remain under federal custody pending an order of removal.

Story compiled by Jeff Rainforth for We Build the Wall, Inc. Follow Jeff on Facebook for live border videos & coverage.

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CBP Seizes Over $2 Million Worth Of Meth At Hidalgo International Bridge

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Another massive seizure of cartel meth. This is happening with regularity, and for every seizure, there are many shipments make it through into our country. We need more wall on the border so agents will be freed up to patrol ports of entry.

HIDALGO, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Hidalgo International Bridge arrested a woman from Houston, Texas after discovering $2,446,000 worth of alleged methamphetamine concealed within the vehicle she was driving.

“This was an excellent discovery of hard narcotics, amid the travel restrictions we are currently operating under,” said Port Director Carlos Rodriguez, Port of Hidalgo/Pharr/ Anzalduas. “This exemplifies OFO’s commitment and continued resolve to prevent drugs from crossing our borders.”

On May 23, a CBP officer at the Hidalgo-Reynosa International Bridge encountered a brown 1999 Ford F150 pickup driven by a 20-year-old woman and referred her for further inspection. The secondary inspection, which included utilizing non-intrusive imaging equipment (NII), resulted in officers discovering 122.3 pounds (55.48 kg) of alleged methamphetamine hidden within the truck’s gas tank.

CBP OFO seized the narcotics, the truck, and arrested the woman from Houston, ultimately turning her over to the custody of agents with Homeland Security Investigations who continue with the investigation.

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