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Border Patrol Agents Seize Over 100 Lbs Of Meth, Arrest Female Smuggler In CA

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It’s not a small-time operation that produces hundreds of pounds of this drug. It most likely came from a cartel “super-lab” across the border. It’s a good thing we have our Border Patrol agents out there interdicting this poison.

PINE VALLEY, Calif. — Border Patrol agents at the Interstate 8 checkpoint arrested a woman Saturday morning with more than 103 pounds of crystal methamphetamine in the bed of her truck.

On May 9, at approximately 9:15 a.m., a woman driving a gold 1999 Ford F-250 approached the I-8 Border Patrol checkpoint. Agents questioned the driver and referred her to secondary for further investigation. Once in secondary, a K9 detection team preformed a sniff of the truck which resulted in an alert.

With a further search, agents discovered 74 plastic-wrapped packages of crystal methamphetamine concealed inside a duffel bag and a trash can in the bed of the pick-up. The packages weighed 103.5 pounds and have an estimated street value of $232,875.

The woman, a 36-year-old United States citizen and the narcotics were turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration for further investigation. The pick-up was seized by the Border Patrol.

San Diego Sector has seized more than 2,245 pounds of methamphetamine since October 1, 2019. This accounts for nearly 26% of meth seized by Border Patrol along the southwest border.

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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.

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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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