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CBP Seizes Over $11 Million Worth Of Meth In Commercial Bus Near Eagle Pass, Texas

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EAGLE PASS, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Office of Field Operations (OFO) officers seized more than $11 million in methamphetamine in a single enforcement action at the Camino Real Bridge.

“Securing the passenger environment is a critical mission for CBP and this significant methamphetamine seizure underscores the need for our officers to stay ever-vigilant and aware of the narcotics threat while facilitating lawful travel,” said Port Director Paul Del Rincon, Eagle Pass Port of Entry.

The seizure occurred on Saturday, June 27, when CBP officers assigned to the Camino Real Bridge encountered a commercial bus arriving from Mexico. The 1998 Liberty MCIN bus was referred for a secondary examination. Following a canine and non-intrusive imaging system inspection and subsequent physical inspection, CBP officers discovered 32 packages containing 565.88 pounds of alleged liquid methamphetamine concealed within the floor area of the bus.

The narcotics have an estimated street value of $11,317,534.

CBP seized the narcotics and bus. 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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Border Patrol K-9 Sniffs Out Over 20 Pounds Of Cocaine In The Rio Grande Valley

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FALFURRIAS, Texas – Border Patrol agents make a significant bust at the checkpoint, keeping more than 20 pounds of cocaine off our streets.

Last night, Falfurrias agents working at the checkpoint referred a tractor-trailer for secondary inspection following a K-9 alert. At secondary, an inspection of the refrigerated trailer revealed more than 21 pounds of cocaine, worth more than $678K, hidden in a compartment.

The case remains under investigation.

The public is encouraged to take a stand against crime in their communities and report suspicious activity at 800-863-9382Call: 800-863-9382Call: 800-863-9382.

Even with the spread of the COVID-19 virus, human smugglers continue to try these brazen attempts with zero regard for the lives they endanger nor to the health of the citizens of our great nation. The U.S. Border Patrol agents of the Rio Grande Valley Sector will continue to safeguard the nation and community against these criminal elements.

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Yuma Border Patrol Agents Assist Wildlife Officers In Seizure Of $140K In Meth From Backpacks

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YUMA, Ariz. – Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents, with the assistance of Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge officers, seized three backpacks in the desert containing 60 packages of methamphetamine.

Friday morning, Cabeza Prieta officers patrolling approximately 30 miles west of Ajo encountered three individuals walking in the desert. The smugglers dropped their backpacks and fled eastbound into the desert, towards the mountains. Border Patrol agents recovered the backpacks, which contained numerous packages of a controlled substance. The narcotics in the backpacks were weighed and tested revealing methamphetamine weighing approximately 61 pounds with an estimated street value of over $140,000.

The narcotics were seized for destruction.

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