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CBP Seizures Include 38-Year-Old Smuggling Meth Internally

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EL PASO, Texas — U.S. Customs and Border Protection Officers working at the El Paso port of entry seized methamphetamine and heroin in a variety of concealment methods in three separate busts.

“CBP is committed to disrupting drug trafficking organizations’ attempts to smuggle narcotics through ports of entry and into our communities,” said CBP El Paso Director of Field Operations Hector Mancha. “CBP Officers are faced with an array of smuggling attempts and concealment methods. The Officers’ passion and dedication to our mission is critical in stopping contraband from entering our country.”

The first seizure occurred June 12, at the Paso Del Norte border crossing when a 37-year-old United States citizen male and a 32-year-old U.S. citizen female arrived from Mexico in a Jeep. CBP Officers selected the duo for a secondary inspection. During this inspection, CBP Officers discovered that the female had drugs strapped to her pelvic area. The female was carrying one drug-filled bundle with .068 pounds of heroin and a second drug-filled bundle with .164 pounds of methamphetamine.

The second seizure occurred June 16, at the Paso Del Norte border crossing shortly after 5 p.m. A 38-year-old U.S. citizen female arrived from Mexico as a pedestrian. CBP Officers selected the female for a secondary inspection. During this inspection, two drug-filled bundles were discovered in the subject’s vaginal cavity and jacket.

The third seizure occurred June 16 at the Paso Del Norte border crossing at approximately 6:30 p.m. A 41-year-old U.S. citizen male arrived from Mexico in a MINI Cooper. CBP Officers selected the vehicle for secondary 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 quarter panels. CBP Officers extracted 14.9 pounds of methamphetamine from the vehicle.

All subjects were arrested by CBP Officers and turned over to Homeland Security Investigations to face charges for the failed smuggling attempts.

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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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