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Border Patrol Seizes 145 Lbs Of Meth & 5 Illegals On Marijuana Smuggling Route

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According to Border Patrol agents I spoke to at our first wall build, typically, cartels smuggle hard narcotics such as meth into the country by vehicle and through border checkpoints. Marijuana is the drug that is more frequently brought in by individuals on foot. Apparently, cartels are using marijuana smuggling routes to smuggle meth in now, possibly because of the major busts at checkpoints. At our first wall in Sunland Park, NM, we cut off about 19 smuggling paths. In the video below I show one of the smuggling paths that our wall cut off.

TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Border Patrol agents in Tucson Sector arrested five suspected narcotics smugglers and seized more than 145 pounds of methamphetamine southwest of Sells, Monday.

Agents were alerted to several people Monday morning, carrying large packs on a remote trail in the Mesquite Mountain range. Agents on dirt bikes as well as a canine team, located the packs, which contained more than 145 pounds of meth, and arrested five Honduran nationals.

All five men were found to be illegally present in the United States. During processing, agents learned one was an aggravated felon with an outstanding warrant from Coweta County, Georgia. Four of the five had previous immigration violations.

The seized narcotics have an estimated street value of more than $300,000. The case has been handed over to ICE Homeland Security Investigations for prosecution.

Monday’s seizure is the third significant meth seizure in three weeks to exceed 60 pounds and be found in a remote mountainous area. This follows the trend Tucson Sector Border Patrol has observed: criminal organizations are smuggling synthetic drugs over routes previously utilized for smuggling marijuana. While Tucson Sector has seen a substantial decrease in total marijuana pounds seized over the last four years, the frequency of synthetic drug seizures, such as meth, has increased.

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

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Border Patrol K-9 Sniffs Out Over 20 Pounds Of Cocaine In The Rio Grande Valley

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FALFURRIAS, Texas – Border Patrol agents make a significant bust at the checkpoint, keeping more than 20 pounds of cocaine off our streets.

Last night, Falfurrias agents working at the checkpoint referred a tractor-trailer for secondary inspection following a K-9 alert. At secondary, an inspection of the refrigerated trailer revealed more than 21 pounds of cocaine, worth more than $678K, hidden in a compartment.

The case remains under investigation.

The public is encouraged to take a stand against crime in their communities and report suspicious activity at 800-863-9382Call: 800-863-9382Call: 800-863-9382.

Even with the spread of the COVID-19 virus, human smugglers continue to try these brazen attempts with zero regard for the lives they endanger nor to the health of the citizens of our great nation. The U.S. Border Patrol agents of the Rio Grande Valley Sector will continue to safeguard the nation and community against these criminal elements.

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Yuma Border Patrol Agents Assist Wildlife Officers In Seizure Of $140K In Meth From Backpacks

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YUMA, Ariz. – Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents, with the assistance of Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge officers, seized three backpacks in the desert containing 60 packages of methamphetamine.

Friday morning, Cabeza Prieta officers patrolling approximately 30 miles west of Ajo encountered three individuals walking in the desert. The smugglers dropped their backpacks and fled eastbound into the desert, towards the mountains. Border Patrol agents recovered the backpacks, which contained numerous packages of a controlled substance. The narcotics in the backpacks were weighed and tested revealing methamphetamine weighing approximately 61 pounds with an estimated street value of over $140,000.

The narcotics were seized for destruction.

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