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Border Patrol Seizes Over Half A Million Dollars Of Cocaine & Fentanyl

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ESCONDIDO, Calif. — U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested a man who had a combined 46.7 pounds of cocaine and fentanyl in his car on Wednesday afternoon.

At approximately 1:30 p.m., an agent with his K9 partner initiated a vehicle stop on a 2007 Gray Toyota Camry on northbound interstate 15 in Escondido.

During the vehicle stop, the K9 team performed an exterior search of the sedan which resulted in an alert to the vehicle. Pursuant to the alert, agents discovered aftermarket compartments inside the front and rear seats containing 18 foil wrapped packages.

The 18 foil wrapped packages contained 41.4 pounds of cocaine and 5.3 pounds of fentanyl. That is equal to 1,200,000 lethal doses of fentanyl. In total, the illegal narcotics have an estimated street value of $558,000.

The man, a 49-year-old Mexican citizen with a B1/B2 Visa, was taken into custody and later turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration. The vehicle was seized by the U.S. Border Patrol.

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Border Patrol Agents Nab Suspect In DC Area Homicide Case

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LAS CRUCES, N.M – A man being sought on a Fairfax County, Virginia homicide warrant is now in custody. U.S. Border Patrol agents working at the Interstate 25 checkpoint north of Las Cruces apprehended 20-year-old Salvadorian national Abel Alexander Castro Juarez July 31.

The apprehension was made when a commercial bus traveling north arrived at the checkpoint at approximately 10 p.m. U.S. Border Patrols agents performing an immigration inspection of all passengers located a man attempting to conceal himself in the restroom.

Agents queried the man and found that he had an active warrant issued on July 24, 2020 from the Fairfax County Police in the State of Virginia for homicide. He was turned over to the New Mexico State Police.

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Rio Grande Valley Border Patrol Seizes More Than $3M Worth Of Meth & Marijuana

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EDINBURG, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents in the Rio Grande Valley Sector interdict three drug smuggling attempts.

Yesterday, Rio Grande Valley Sector agents working near La Casita, Texas, observed a truck leave the Rio Grande at a high rate of speed. As the agents attempted to stop the truck, the driver suddenly pulled over and ran into a nearby field. The driver led agents on a short foot pursuit before being taken into custody. A subsequent search of the vehicle led to the discovery of more than 70 pounds of methamphetamine worth an estimated $2.3M. Border Patrol turned the case over to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

Moments later, agents responded to a residence in Falcon Heights after receiving information of suspected drug smuggling activity. As agents arrived, they observed multiple subjects removing bundles of suspected narcotics from a truck. Upon seeing the agents, the men abandoned the bundles and ran into the nearby brush. After searching the immediate area, agents seized 67 bundles of marijuana weighing over 730 pounds, worth an estimated $585K. Border Patrol turned the vehicle and drugs over to the Starr County Sheriff’s Office.

A short while later, Fort Brown agents responded to report of three drug smugglers walking north of the Rio Grande near Brownsville, Texas. With the assistance of a CBP Air and Marine Operations air asset, agents arrested three Mexican nationals and the seized more than 73 pounds of marijuana, worth nearly $59K.

Border Patrol processed the subjects and cases accordingly.

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