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Narcotic Body Carriers Arrested By Border Patrol Agents

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SALTON CITY, Calif. – El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents working at the Highway 86 immigration checkpoint arrested three people suspected of smuggling narcotics on their bodies Thursday morning.

The incident occurred at approximately 11:50 a.m., when a man driving a green 2004 Honda Accord with two female passengers approached the checkpoint. A Border Patrol K-9 detection team alerted to the vehicle in the primary inspection lane. Agents directed the vehicle aside for further investigation.

Border Patrol agents searched the vehicle and the individuals and found two small balloons hidden on both the women’s lower body area. One woman had a balloon inside her under garments; the other woman had a balloon hidden internally. Agents also discovered a small amount of personal use methamphetamine inside one of the women’s bra.

Agents determined that the substance inside the balloons tested positive for the characteristics of fentanyl. The total weight of the fentanyl discovered was approximately 1.58 pounds with an estimated value of $15,000.

The three subjects, all adult United States citizens, the narcotics and vehicle were turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

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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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