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MASSIVE BUST: CBP Seizes Nearly $37 Million In Meth At Laredo Border Crossing

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This is a massive bust. Almost one ton of methamphetamine was seized by CBP in a single shipment coming from Mexico. Mexican drug cartels produce methamphetamine in massive super labs and then smuggle it into the U.S. day and night. There are about 10,000 methamphetamine overdose deaths per year in the United States. Over a half-million Americans are believed to be weekly users of the drug and over 10 million have used it at least once. Methamphetamine is a highly addictive & destructive drug that destroys the lives of many addicts. Mexican drug cartels know this, yet they continue to ship the poison into American cities. Without CBP and the Border Patrol stopping these shipments, many more tons of the drug would get into our country.

LAREDO, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Office of Field Operations (OFO) officers at the Colombia-Solidarity Bridge seized a substantial amount of methamphetamine in a single enforcement action that totaled nearly $37 million in street value.

“Officers at the Laredo Port of Entry have heightened their enforcement strategy when targeting these high-risk commodities, successfully disrupting the flow of deadly narcotics from entering our country.” said Port Director Gregory Alvarez, Laredo Port of Entry. “This record breaking drug bust was an exceptional operation that highlights CBP’s commitment in confronting the drug abuse epidemic.”

The seizure occurred on Wednesday, March 25, when CBP officers assigned to the cargo facility encountered a commercial shipment of fresh tomatoes arriving from Mexico. The 2007 Freightliner tractor and shipment was referred for a canine and non-intrusive imaging system inspection resulting in the discovery of 654 packages containing 1847.91 pounds of alleged methamphetamine concealed within the commodity.

Packages containing 1,847 pounds of methamphetamine seized by CBP officers at Laredo’s Colombia-Solidarity Bridge.

The narcotics have an estimated street value of $36,957,914.

CBP seized the narcotics, truck and trailer. 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 Agents Arrest 3 Sex Offenders & Wanted Gang Member In Texas

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It’s a good thing we have our Border Patrol agents scooping up the bad guys entering the country illegally! One of the sex offenders was caught in Mission, Texas near where our second border wall investment is. The gang member was caught near Corpus Christi, about 100 miles from there.

EDINBURG, Texas – In less than 24 hours, Rio Grande Valley Border Patrol agents arrested a convicted sex offender and a wanted INTERPOL fugitive.

This morning, at approximately 4:00 am, a male Salvadoran national was encountered by McAllen Border Patrol Agents near Mission, Texas. During processing, records checks revealed the subject has a prior arrest by the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office and conviction for Aggravated Indecent Exposure (victim is less than 18 years old).

Yesterday evening, agents assigned to the Corpus Christi Border Patrol station arrested a male Salvadoran national following a traffic stop initiated by Texas Dept. of Public Safety in Robstown, Texas. During records checks, it was discovered that he is identified as an 18th Street Gang Member who has an INTERPOL warrant from El Salvador for Extortion.

Both subjects will be processed accordingly.

A few days ago, agents arrested two other sex offenders in Texas, also.

DEL RIO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to Del Rio Sector arrested two previously convicted sex offenders, March 23-24.

“Agents within Del Rio Sector work tirelessly to maintain the security of our nation’s borders and protect the American public,” said Del Rio Sector Acting Chief Patrol Agent Doyle E. Amidon, Jr. “Due to our agents’ tireless work ethic, two more violent predators have been stopped from doing further damage in our communities.”

On March 23, agents of the Uvalde Station, conducting freight train inspections, encountered and arrested a 40-year-old male citizen of Mexico. During processing, records checks revealed that he had previously been convicted of sexual battery in St. Lucie County, Florida in 2009. The individual was subsequently removed from the United States in 2018.

On the following day, Border Patrol agents of the Comstock Station conducting line watch operations arrested a 33-year-old male citizen of Mexico. During processing, records checks revealed he had been convicted in 2011 of enticing a child, in Houston. The individual was subsequently removed from the United States in 2018.

The two face charges of 8 USC § 1326 – re-entry after deportation, which carries a maximum sentence of up to 20 years of incarceration.

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Border Patrol Agents Arrest Previously Deported Sex Offender With Extensive Criminal History

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TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested a previously deported sex offender outside of Douglas, Arizona, Thursday evening after he entered the country illegally.

Tucson Sector agents encountered and arrested 57-year-old Cenobio Herrera-Hernandez just after 5 p.m. as he traversed the desert northeast of the town.

During processing, agents discovered Herrera-Hernandez was a registered sex offender in the state of Washington following a conviction for Communicating with a Minor for immoral purposes in 2000.

Herrera-Hernandez’s extensive criminal and immigration violation history includes multiple convictions for driving under the influence and deportations dating back to 1990.

Herrera-Hernandez faces federal prosecution for illegal re-entry of a previously removed felon.

All persons apprehended by the U.S. Border Patrol undergo criminal history checks using biometrics to ensure illegal aliens with criminal histories are positively identified.

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