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Rio Grande Valley Agents Seize Over $500K Worth Of Drugs From Smugglers

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EDINBURG, Texas – Since Monday, Border Patrol agents foiled five drug smuggling attempts resulting in the seizure of more than 600 pounds of marijuana and the arrest of seven drug smugglers.

Monday night, Weslaco agents responded to a reported drug smuggling attempt in Hidalgo, Texas. Agents conducted a search of the area and discovered six bundles of marijuana, weighing more than 142 pounds, worth more than $114K. An additional search of the area for the drug smugglers yielded negative results.

On Tuesday, Fort Brown agents working in Brownville, Texas, observed multiple drug smugglers near the river levee carrying bundles of marijuana on their backs. When the agents attempted to arrest them, the smugglers abandoned the bundles and hid in the nearby brush. Agents searched the area, arrested three Mexican nationals, and seized three bundles of marijuana. The drugs weighed over 74 pounds, worth more than $59K.

Minutes later, Fort Brown agents encountered a second set of drug smugglers walking north of the Rio Grande. As the agents attempted to arrest them, the men dropped the bundles and ran back to the Rio Grande. A search of the area led to the discovery of three Mexican nationals and three bundles of marijuana. The drugs weighed over 74 pounds, worth more than 59K.

The following day, Rio Grande City agents working near La Rosita, Texas, discovered five abandoned bundles of marijuana hidden in the brush. Agents searched the area for the smugglers to no avail. The drugs weighed 212 pounds, worth more than $169K.

Additionally, this morning, Falfurrias agents working at the checkpoint seized 185 pounds of marijuana, worth $148K.

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CBP Agents Intercept Massive Quantity Of Cartel Meth Worth $30 Million On Texas Border

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To put into perspective how massive this bust is, in the month of June alone, CBP agents seized over $92 million worth of drugs on the border. The cartels are taking a hammering & losing a ton of drug revenue.

PHARR, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Pharr International Bridge cargo facility intercepted a huge amount of alleged methamphetamine valued at $30,556,000 that was being smuggled in a commercial tractor/trailer hauling fresh onions from Mexico.

“This is certainly a substantial amount of methamphetamine that won’t make its final destination in the U.S. and seizing these harmful narcotics will most definitely help keep our communities safer,” said Port Director Carlos Rodriguez, Port of Hidalgo/Pharr/Anzalduas.

On July 9, 2020, a 35-year-old male Mexican citizen from Guadalupe, Nuevo Leon, Mexico arrived at the Pharr-Reynosa International Bridge cargo facility driving a tractor/trailer that contained a commercial shipment of fresh onions. A CBP officer referred the shipment for further inspection which included the utilization of non-intrusive imaging (NII) technology and after physically inspecting the entire conveyance, officers discovered 221 packages of alleged methamphetamine weighing 1,527.20 pounds (693 kg) concealed within the roof of the trailer.

CBP OFO seized the narcotics, the 1988 Volvo tractor and 2010 Utility trailer and arrested the driver. Agents with Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) continue with the investigation.

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Border Patrol Stops Ultra Lite Aircraft Smuggling Attempt – Over $300k Worth Of Meth Seized

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The cartels are getting creative with their smuggling attempts. They are most likely feeling the sting from so many of their drug shipments being intercepted by Border Patrol agents at major ports of entry. In June alone, agents with CBP seized over $92 million worth of drugs. At that rate, cartels stand to lose over a billion dollars in drug revenue this year. Cartels are even using smuggling paths that once were only used to smuggle marijuana into the U.S. to bring in hard narcotics such as meth & cocaine.

HEBER, Calif. – El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Calexico Station seize methamphetamine in an Ultra Lite Aircraft smuggling attempt on Saturday morning.

The incident occurred at approximately 12:15 a.m., when Border Patrol agents observed an Ultra Lite Aircraft flying at a low altitude west of Highway 111 and south of Jasper Road.

Agents responded to the area and located a white duffle bag and a metal basket on a field road 200 yards south of Jasper Rd. Inside the duffle bag, agents discovered 26 clear plastic containers containing a white crystal like substance. Agents then transported the basket, the duffle bag, and all of its contents to the Calexico Border Patrol Station for further processing.

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