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CBP Intercepts Almost $9 Million Worth Of Meth & Marijuana At Laredo Crossing

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Cartels are not stopping shipments of poison into the U.S. even as our country deals with the current pandemic. We’re grateful that CBP & Border Patrol agents are still out there keeping these drugs from getting into our neighborhoods.

LAREDO, TEXAS – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) officers intercepted a significant amount of narcotics with an estimated street value of more than $8.7 million in two unrelated enforcement actions over the weekend at the World Trade Bridge.

“CBP officers display a high level of vigilance in preventing contraband from entering our country each day,” said Port Director Gregory Alvarez, Laredo Port of Entry.

Both seizures occurred at the World Trade Bridge. The first seizure occurred on Friday, March 20, when a CBP officer referred a 2000 Freightliner tractor-trailer hauling a shipment of plastic containers for a secondary examination. Upon a canine and non-intrusive imaging inspection by CBP officers, a total of 137 packages containing 3,272 pounds of alleged marijuana were discovered within the shipment.

The second seizure occurred on Thursday, March 19, when a CBP officer referred a 2002 Freightliner tractor-trailer for a secondary examination. Upon a canine and non-intrusive imaging inspection by CBP officers, a total of 159 packages containing 581 pounds of alleged methamphetamine were discovered within the vehicle.

The narcotics combined have an estimated street value of $8,790,180.

CBP officers seized the narcotics. The cases were turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement-Homeland Security Investigations (ICE-HSI) special agents for further investigation.

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CBP Officers Seize 1,000 Counterfeit COVID-19 Test Kits Near El Paso

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Some people will stoop to anything just to make a buck. This should be a serious crime.

EL PASO, Texas – Since the beginning of the pandemic, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers have seen an increase in unapproved, counterfeit, or non-FDA compliant COVID-19 tests, hand sanitizer, facemasks, and mask filters crossing the border.

“Some appear to be exploiting the pandemic for financial gain, leaving the consumer at risk. These products may result in serious consequences to the consumer, whether that end user is in the United States or another country,” said CBP El Paso Director of Field Operations Hector Mancha, “CBP officers are committed to ensuring that all items being imported and exported meet critical health and safety standards.”

On May 16, CBP officers from the Santa Teresa port of entry encountered a 36-year-old Mexican male traveling into Mexico with a suitcase. A CBP officer interviewed the subject and found inconsistencies in his story; he was referred for an intensive examination. During an examination of the subject’s suitcase, CBP officers discovered 1,000 counterfeit COVID-19 Rapid Tests. The test kits were seized pending further investigation.

Additionally, on May 17, CBP officers from the Ysleta port of entry encountered a 62-year-old U.S. citizen female with 1,000 facemasks, 2,740 mask filters, and 60 1-liter bottles of hand sanitizer. All of the products were found to lack proper registration, labeling, and did not comply with criteria set by the Food and Drug Administration; all of the products were seized.

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CBP Seizes 50 Pounds Of Meth Hidden In Bars Of Soap – Shipped From Mexico

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This was a cartel job no doubt.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at an Express Consignment Operations hub in Cincinnati seized two shipments arriving on different nights from the same shipper in Mexico on May 20 and May 21. The total weight of methamphetamine seized was 50 pounds.

A drug detector canine alerted to the first package and x-rays showed inconsistencies. When officers inspected the parcel, they found bars of soap. However, 37 pounds of methamphetamine was emulsified in the soap. This package was destined for a residence in Atlanta. The next night, CBP noticed the same shipper had another package arriving heading to a residence in Minnesota. The package had the same contents, soap with 13.5 pounds of methamphetamine blended inside.

The methamphetamine has a street value if $217,000. According to the DEA, methamphetamine is the drug most frequently identified in their reporting. About half of the DEA domestic field divisions are reporting price increases at the retail and/or wholesale level, particularly in areas where methamphetamine is most prevalent. The DEA is also reporting decreases in availability.

Methamphetamine is dangerous and highly addictive stimulants. Abuse can lead to paranoia, exhaustion, heart conditions, convulsions, stroke, and death. Methamphetamine are classified as Schedule II stimulants under the Controlled Substances Act.

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