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Meth Seized In Two Separate Events At Border Patrol Checkpoints In CA

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NILAND, Calif. – El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents seized methamphetamine on two separate events over the weekend.

The first incident occurred on Saturday at 11 a.m., when a man driving a white 1998 Chevrolet Silverado approached the Highway 111 checkpoint for inspection. A Border Patrol canine detection team alerted to the vehicle. Agents sent the vehicle to secondary inspection for further investigation.

A search of the vehicle was conducted and revealed several packages hidden inside the gas tank. The substance inside the packages tested positive for the characteristics of methamphetamine.

The man, a 45-year-old United States citizen, the vehicle and gas tank were turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).

The total weight and value of the narcotics will be determined by the DEA as the packages were leaking powdered crystal inside the gas tank.

The second incident occurred Sunday at 2:12 p.m., when a man driving a blue 2007 Ford Explorer approached the Highway 86 checkpoint for inspection. A Border Patrol canine detection team alerted to the vehicle. Agents sent the vehicle to secondary inspection for further investigation.

A search of the vehicle was conducted and revealed a total of 19 packages hidden inside the vehicle’s spare tire. The substance inside the packages tested positive for the characteristics of methamphetamine.

The total weight of the narcotics came out to 54.5 pounds with a total estimated street value of $103,550.

The man, a 41-year-old Mexican citizen, the vehicle and narcotics were turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

This incident was one of several over the weekend when El Centro Sector U.S. Border Patrol agents seized kettlebell-shaped packages of methamphetamine, arrested a previously convicted sex offender, and rescued a man who became lost while trying to illegally cross into the U.S.

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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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