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Off-Road Meth Smuggling Attempt Foiled By Border Patrol Near Nogales

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TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Border Patrol agents seized two Utility Terrain Vehicles (UTV) and 6 pounds of meth in their arrest of five people near Nogales, Arizona, Monday afternoon.

Tucson Sector agents detected border crossing activity in the rugged desert 10 miles east of downtown Nogales around 2:30 p.m. As agents on foot approached the location, they encountered two UTVs, which rapidly separated and fled the immediate area.

Nearby agents in patrol vehicles converged on the area, locating one of the fleeing UTVs overturned along an embankment. Agents arrested two U.S. citizen men and two Mexican males as they attempted to escape on foot.

The second UTV was found abandoned a short distance away. Agents discovered several bundles of meth inside the vehicle and arrested a female Mexican national hiding nearby.

The four passengers of the overturned UTV were transported to a nearby hospital for precautionary medical evaluations and later released.

Of the five individuals involved in this incident, three were identified as Mexican nationals who were found to be illegally present in the United States and will be processed for immigration violations. Of the two U.S. citizens arrested, one will be charged with human smuggling and remains in custody. The other has been released, but could face future prosecution.

Transnational Criminal Organizations will resort to any means necessary to smuggle humans and drugs across the border. Often in extreme terrain and environmental conditions, Border Patrol agents face these threats daily in order to safeguard our communities.

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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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