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CBP Makes Multiple Meth & Heroin Busts Near El Paso

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EL PASO, Texas — U.S. Customs and Border Protection Officers working at the Ysleta port of entry had a busy Wednesday leading to the seizure of methamphetamine, heroin, and ammunition.

“CBP Officers are vigilant and use their law enforcement training to stop these smuggling attempts,” said CBP Ysleta Port Director Arnoldo Gomez. “The Officers’ passion and dedication to our mission is critical in stopping contraband from entering our country.”

The first seizure occurred July 15 at approximately 5:30 p.m. when an 18-year-old United States citizen male arrived from Mexico in a 2007 Dodge Charger. The primary CBP Officer selected the male for a secondary inspection. During this inspection, a CBP drug-sniffing dog alerted to the presence of narcotics in the vehicle and an X-ray examination revealed several anomalies in the vehicle’s dash area, rear quarter panels and floor. A total of 34.3 pounds of methamphetamine were extracted from the vehicle. He was arrested by CBP officers and will face charges associated with the failed smuggling attempt.

The second seizure occurred a few hours later at approximately 8:30 p.m. when a 16-year-old United States citizen male arrived from Mexico as a pedestrian. The primary CBP Officer selected the teen for a secondary inspection. During this inspection, CBP Officers discovered two drug-filled bundles strapped to the subject’s inner thighs. A total of 2.29 pounds of black tar heroin were seized. He was arrested by CBP officers and will face charges associated with the failed smuggling attempt.

The third seizure occurred approximately one hour later when a 21-year-old U.S. citizen male driving a 2014 Chevrolet Silverado was traveling into Mexico and was selected for inspection. During this inspection, a CBP Officers discovered 150 rounds of 9mm ammunition. The ammunition was seized and the investigation continues.

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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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