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CBP Officers Make Record Meth Seizure On Arizona Border – 690 LBS

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The cartels mass-produce drugs like methamphetamine in “super-labs.” Tons of the poison are produced every year and then smuggled into the U.S. where it is distributed by hardcore gangs & cartel affiliates. Millions of Americans are addicted to this, and other illegal drugs, and many die from overdose. We need more walls on our border & more Border Patrol agents to take on this scourge.

TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Nogales Commercial Facility seized methamphetamine last week from a Mexican national when he attempted to enter the United States through the Port of Nogales. The seizure is the largest methamphetamine load in Arizona ports history.

CBP Officers discovered more than 600 packages of drugs concealed within a non-factory floor compartment of a tractor trailer that was laden with tomatoes and bell peppers, driven by a 34-year-old truck driver. Following an alert by a CBP narcotics detection canine, CBP officers seized approximately 690 pounds of methamphetamine with a street value of nearly $690,000.

Area Port Director Michael Humphries lauded his staff at the Nogales’ Mariposa Cargo Facility for this record breaking drug seizure and arrest.

“CBP Officers are focused on our highest priorities which includes stopping the flow of hard narcotics such as methamphetamine and opioids from entering our country. Our officers prevented these dangerous drugs from causing devastation to families and ultimately saving many lives, not only in our community but throughout the United States.”

The driver was turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.

“As proud partners of CBP, we stand ready to investigate drug seizures discovered at the ports of entry by those who are uniquely qualified in stopping attempts of illicit drugs from entering the United States,” said Juan Mariscal, the Nogales Assistant Special Agent in Charge, for Homeland Security Investigations (HSI). “HSI remains dedicated to working with our law enforcement partners to keep our communities safe.”

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CBP Officers Apprehend Man Wanted For Murder In El Paso, Fled To Mexico & Tried To Re-Enter US

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EL PASO, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection Officers working at the Ysleta port of entry Tuesday evening apprehended a man who was being sought in a recent El Paso County murder case.

It was just before 6 p.m. when 52-year-old Sergio Reyna of Mexico arrived at the pedestrian crossing and applied for admission. CBP officers performed a query and received an NCIC alert for an active homicide warrant.

CBP officers confirmed the warrant and took custody of the man. He was then turned over to the El Paso County Sheriff’s office for processing.

“CBP officers routinely identify and take into custody wanted people while they are performing their primary homeland security mission,” said CBP El Paso Director of Field Operations Hector Mancha. “Every day we are working to keep our community and our nation safe.”

The El Paso Times reports:

“A man accused of killing his wife in Socorro was arrested Tuesday evening at the Zaragoza international bridge after returning from Mexico, sheriff’s officials said.

Sergio Reyna, 53, was arrested on a murder charge in connection with the death of 52-year-old Marta Reyna over the Fourth of July holiday weekend, sheriff’s officials said.

Marta Reyna’s body was found Sunday in Socorro, where yellow crime-scene tape surrounded Davita Socorro Dialysis in the 10600 block of North Loop Drive. The body was found in the building, a sheriff’s spokeswoman said.

A jail log stated that the crime occurred on Friday.

About 3:30 a.m. Sunday, Socorro police dispatched to check on a person’s welfare found the body of Marta Reyna, sheriff’s officials said. The homicide investigation was then taken over by the sheriff’s Major Crimes Unit.

The investigation found that Sergio Reyna allegedly killed his wife and fled to Mexico, a sheriff’s news release stated. Officials have not disclosed a motive or a method in the killing.

Sheriff’s investigators then obtained an arrest warrant for Sergio Reyna on a murder charge.

About 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sergio Reyna was returning from Mexico in the pedestrian lane at the Zaragoza bridge in El Paso’s Lower Valley when a check by U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers found he was wanted on a murder warrant, CBP said.

CBP officers detained Reyna, who was then handed over to sheriff’s detectives and arrested.

Sergio Reyna is being at the El Paso County Jail in Downtown under a $1 million bond.”

In addition to the murder warrant arrest area CBP officers on Tuesday also apprehended three other wanted individuals, made two drug seizures, intercepted unreported currency, made two intellectual property rights seizures and identified two cases or people attempting to cross live plants into the U.S. from Mexico.

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Failed Narcotic Smuggling Attempts Leads To Several Apprehensions

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LAREDO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents apprehended several individuals and seized $1,120,720 worth of marijuana during several failed narcotics smuggling attempts over the course of a day.

The first incident occurred during the very early morning of July 7, when agents received a report of several individuals carrying bundles across the Rio Grande River. Agents responded and apprehended five individuals with bundles, while also turning several other individuals back to Mexico. Agents seized five bundles of marijuana with an approximate weight of 345.4 lbs., and an estimated value of $276,320. The five individuals were turned over to Special Agents of the Drug Enforcement Administration pending further investigation and prosecution. All five are from the country of Mexico and in the United States illegally.

The second incident occurred in the evening of the same day, when agents observed individuals load bundles of suspected marijuana into a pickup truck on a local ranch. Agents performed a vehicle stop on the truck, and discovered three bundles of marijuana. Agents seized the marijuana with an approximate weight of 289.9 lbs., and an estimated value of $231.920. The occupants of the vehicle were processed accordingly. The vehicle was seized by the U.S. Border Patrol.

The final incident occurred a couple hours later, when agents observed several individuals carrying bundles of suspected marijuana on a property near the Rio Grande River. Agents responded and apprehended three individuals and seized five bundles of marijuana. An additional four subjects absconded back to Mexico. The marijuana has an approximate weight of 382.8 lbs., with an estimated value of $306,240. The four individuals, all illegally present in the United States from the countries of Mexico and Honduras, were turned over to Special Agents of the Drug Enforcement Administration pending further investigation and prosecution.

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