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CBP Officers Seize $1.6 Million Worth Of Heroin, Meth, & Tramadol In Laredo

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This is the 3rd major bust in a little over a week. Border Patrol agents seized almost $5 million worth of cocaine in the Rio Grande Valley in separate enforcement actions. Because of these major busts, cartels appear to be using different tactics getting hard narcotics in. They are starting to use trails typically used to smuggle marijuana in by foot. Border Patrol agents seized 145 lbs of meth on a smuggling trail last week.

LAREDO, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Office of Field Operations (OFO) officers at the Juarez-Lincoln Bridge intercepted a mixture of hard narcotics totaling $1.6 million in street value.

“The methods of drug trafficking syndicates are continually evolving, becoming sophisticated in their methods of evading detection,” said Port Director Gregory Alvarez, Laredo Port of Entry. “Fortunately, our drug detection technologies help us stay in front of the new trends.”

The seizure occurred on Friday, June 12th when a CBP officer assigned to the Juarez-Lincoln Bridge referred a commercial bus making entry from Mexico for secondary inspection. A 36-year-old male Mexican citizen passenger voluntarily presented his belongings for a non-intrusive imaging system examination, resulting in the discovery of 24.82 pounds of alleged heroin, 53.21 pounds of alleged methamphetamine and 8.95 pounds of alleged Tramadol pills concealed within his baggage.

The narcotics have a combined estimated street value of $1,628,580.

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

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Posted by Brian Kolfage on Tuesday, June 16, 2020

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Border Patrol Agents Seize Over $14 Million Worth Of Cocaine In The Rio Grande Valley

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Another massive drug bust by Border Patrol. Last week CBP agents intercepted a load of cartel methamphetamine worth $30 million, and during the month of June CBP seized over $92 million worth of drugs on the border. It’s imperative that we get more wall built to keep these poisons out of our country.

EDINBURG, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents seize cocaine and marijuana in separate incidents.

On Sunday afternoon, agents working near Rio Grande City, Texas, observed a Chevrolet pickup suspected of smuggling narcotics driving away from the Rio Grande. Agents and Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) troopers attempted to conduct a traffic stop. The driver of the pickup refused to stop for DPS and a pursuit ensued. The vehicle came to a stop after the driver lost control of the pickup and rolled over. As agents and troopers approached the wreck, the driver abandoned the vehicle and fled the scene. Near the bed of the truck, agents and troopers located several bags containing bundles of cocaine. The cocaine weighed more than 450 pounds and is worth an estimated $14.5M.

That same afternoon, agents working near Garceno, Texas, observed fresh shoe prints coming from the Rio Grande and heading further into the United States. Agents followed the trail and located six bundles of marijuana. As agents searched the immediate area, they observed several subjects jump into the Rio Grande and swim back to Mexico. The marijuana weighed over 300 pounds and is worth an estimated $240K.

Hours later, agents working near Roma, Texas, observed two rafts make landfall along the United States riverbank of the Rio Grande carrying several subjects and bundles of narcotics. As responding agents approached the group, the smugglers abandoned the bundles and fled to Mexico. Agents secured six bundles of marijuana weighing nearly 300 pounds and worth an estimated $240K.

Additionally, Kingsville agents working at the Javier Vega Jr. Checkpoint referred a Dodge Van to the secondary inspection area after a canine alerted to the vehicle. At secondary, agents searched the van and discovered a jar containing marijuana and located a loaded 9mm handgun. Agents arrested the driver and passenger of the van and turned the case over to the Kenedy County Sheriff’s Office. This is the third weekend in a row that agents encountered subjects with loaded fire arms at RGV Sector checkpoints.

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CBP Agents Intercept Massive Quantity Of Cartel Meth Worth $30 Million On Texas Border

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To put into perspective how massive this bust is, in the month of June alone, CBP agents seized over $92 million worth of drugs on the border. The cartels are taking a hammering & losing a ton of drug revenue.

PHARR, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Pharr International Bridge cargo facility intercepted a huge amount of alleged methamphetamine valued at $30,556,000 that was being smuggled in a commercial tractor/trailer hauling fresh onions from Mexico.

“This is certainly a substantial amount of methamphetamine that won’t make its final destination in the U.S. and seizing these harmful narcotics will most definitely help keep our communities safer,” said Port Director Carlos Rodriguez, Port of Hidalgo/Pharr/Anzalduas.

On July 9, 2020, a 35-year-old male Mexican citizen from Guadalupe, Nuevo Leon, Mexico arrived at the Pharr-Reynosa International Bridge cargo facility driving a tractor/trailer that contained a commercial shipment of fresh onions. A CBP officer referred the shipment for further inspection which included the utilization of non-intrusive imaging (NII) technology and after physically inspecting the entire conveyance, officers discovered 221 packages of alleged methamphetamine weighing 1,527.20 pounds (693 kg) concealed within the roof of the trailer.

CBP OFO seized the narcotics, the 1988 Volvo tractor and 2010 Utility trailer and arrested the driver. Agents with Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) continue with the investigation.

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