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Illegal Smuggling Almost 400 Lbs Of Marijuana Drives Into Rio Grande River To Escape Border Patrol

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This marijuana smuggler drove his vehicle into the Rio Grande to get away from Border Patrol agents. He must’ve smoked too much of his own product!

LAREDO, TEXAS – U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Laredo North Station thwarted a narcotics smuggling attempt northwest of Laredo.

The incident occurred on the afternoon of June 20, when agents observed a blue sports utility vehicle (SUV) being loaded with bundles of suspected narcotics. Agents attempted to stop the SUV near the entrance of a local ranch, but the driver failed to yield and a pursuit ensued southbound on Mines Road. Agents turned over the pursuit to CBP Air and Marine Operations who maintained visual of the vehicle from the air. The driver turned onto Fasken Boulevard and continued to the Rio Grande River where he drove the SUV into the water and absconded into Mexico. Laredo Sector Marine Operations agents arrived on scene and recovered five bundles of marijuana from the submerged vehicle.

The marijuana had an approximate weight of 371.5 lbs. with a value of $297,200. The narcotics were turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration and the vehicle was recovered from the river.

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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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