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Old 11-02-2017, 02:28 PM   #1
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Default CBP Had a Busy October...

...imagine how much was not intercepted??

CPB Had A Busy October Along the US/ Mexican Border
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October 2017 Nogales CBP Officers Seize $458K in Heroin Oct 5, 2017
Nov 1 Material from Zeta
TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Arizona’s Port of Nogales arrested a Tucson man after finding more than 26 pounds of heroin during a failed smuggling attempt on Tuesday morning.

Officers at the Dennis DeConcini crossing reviewed a Saturn SUV driven by a 28-year-old man when he attempted to enter the United States. A CBP narcotics detection canine alerted officers to the vehicle’s front bumper where they found and removed over 26 pounds of heroin, worth more than $458,000.

Officers arrested the suspect for narcotics smuggling, and turned him over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations. CBP officers also seized the vehicle and drugs.

San Luis CBP Officers Intercept Meth Smuggler; Oct 10, 2017

Yuma, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Arizona’s Port of San Luis arrested a Mexican national and seized almost 37 pounds of methamphetamine last Saturday evening.

Officers referred a 52-year-old Mexican man for further inspection of his Chevrolet sedan as he was entering the U.S. Subsequently, a CBP narcotics detection canine alerted officers to the presence of drugs in the firewall, where they discovered and removed packages of meth. The drugs weighed nearly 37 pounds, with an estimated value of more than $110,000.

Officers arrested the suspect for narcotics smuggling and turned him over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations. CBP officers also seized the drugs and vehicle.

$1.9 M in Narcotics Seized at San Ysidro Port of Entry; Oct 16, 2017

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers seized nearly 250 pounds of illicit drugs on a single day last week across the southern border of California, including $1.2 million worth of cocaine in San Diego, the federal agency reported Monday.

The seizures on Thursday netted 104 pounds of methamphetamine, 88 pounds of cocaine and 52 pounds of heroin, said CBP spokeswoman Shalene Thomas. The drugs would have had a total estimated street value of more than $1.9 million.

The biggest bust of the day took place about 3 p.m., when an 18-year-old Mexican national entered the San Ysidro Port of Entry in a 2012 Ford Edge, Thomas said. A CBP officer referred her for a secondary inspection, during which a service dog alerted agents to the presence of contraband in the SUV.

Further investigation revealed 88 pounds of cocaine wrapped in 32 packages hidden in the gas tank and rocker panels of the vehicle. The woman, whose name was not released, was arrested and turned over to the Department of Homeland Security, and the SUV and drugs were seized.

Several hours earlier, CBP officers seized a 52-pound drug haul hidden inside the gas tank of a 2000 Chevrolet Tahoe crossing from Mexico at Andrade Port of Entry, just west of Yuma, Arizona, Thomas said. A 35-year-old Mexicali resident was arrested and turned over to Homeland Security, and his SUV and the load of drugs were seized by CBP officers.

“The drug-smuggling organizations attempt to elude officers by using many different concealment techniques,” said CBP San Diego Director of Field Operations Pete Flores. “The highly trained and vigilant CBP officers terminated these attempts and kept dangerous narcotics out of our communities.”

Eagle Pass, Texas: CBP Officers Seize Cocaine, Meth at Port of Entry; Oct 10, 2017

EAGLE PASS, Texas – On Oct. 9, U.S. Customs and Border protection officers at Eagle Pass International Bridge I inspected a 2011 Honda Accord, driven by a 50-year-old woman, as it arrived in the United States from Mexico. During inspection officers discovered two bags on the front seat, containing a total of 12 packages of suspected narcotics.

Officers seized more than 20 pounds of alleged cocaine and 9 pounds of alleged methamphetamine, with a combined estimated value of $291,774.

The driver, a U.S. citizen and resident of Eagle Pass, was turned over to Homeland Security Investigations for federal prosecution.

The Office of Field Operations is the primary organization within U.S. Customs and Border Protection tasked with an anti-terrorism mission at our nation’s ports. “Our CBP officers are constantly vigilant in protecting the United States,” said Port Director John Brandt, Eagle Pass Port of Entry. “This seizure is yet another illustration of the professionalism and dedication our frontline CBP officers put forth on a daily basis.”

CBP officers screen all people, vehicles and goods entering the United States while facilitating the flow of legitimate trade and travel. Their mission also includes carrying out border-related duties, including narcotics interdiction, enforcing immigration and trade laws, and protecting the nation's food supply and agriculture industry from pests and diseases.

Packages containing 85 pounds of methamphetamine seized by CBP officers at Laredo Port of Entry; Oct 18, 2017

The seizure occurred on Wednesday, October 18 at the Juarez-Lincoln International Bridge when a CBP officer referred a 2006 Ford Five Hundred sedan, driven by a 36-year-old-male Mexican citizen resident of Guadalupe, Nuevo Leon for a secondary examination.

A canine and non-intrusive inspection of the vehicle by CBP officers resulted in the discovery of 135 packages containing 85 pounds of alleged crystal methamphetamine with an estimated street value of $1,702,833.

CBP officers seized the narcotics and the vehicle. The driver was arrested and the case was turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement-Homeland Security Investigations (ICE-HSI) special agents for further investigation.

CBP Officers Seize More Than $1.7 Million in Crystal Methamphetamine at the Laredo ,Texas Port of Entry; October 23, 2017

LAREDO, Texas –. U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers recently seized a significant amount of alleged crystal methamphetamine with an estimated street value of more than $1.7 million in one enforcement action.

“Our CBP officers demonstrate exemplary vigilance in their inspections and which helps prevent these dangerous drugs from entering our country,” said Port Director Alberto Flores, Laredo Port of Entry. “This seizure demonstrates how the officers’ determination, utilization of technology and canines led to the discovery of this hard narcotic.

Methamphetamine seized by CBP in El Paso, Texas; Oct 23, 2017

EL PASO, Texas -- U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operations officers working at the El Paso Port of Entry seized 28.4 pounds of methamphetamine in a seizure on Friday. The estimate street value of the seized contraband is $681,600.

“This is an example of the important work our officers perform on a daily basis. This interception by our officers kept a significant amount of dangerous drugs from getting on the streets,” said Beverly Good, CBP El Paso Port Director.

The seizure was made at 8:35 a.m. at the Paso Del Norte international crossing when a 2002 Jeep Liberty driven by a female entered the facility from Mexico. A CBP officer at the primary inspection booth noted that the driver was noticeably nervous and selected the car for a secondary exam. CBP drug sniffing dog, “Atoss”, searched the car and alerted to narcotics in the roof area of the vehicle. CBP officers removed a total of four drug-filled bundles from the hidden roof compartment.

CBP officers took custody of the driver, a 24-year-old Mexican citizen. She was turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement HSI special agents to face charges associated with the failed drug smuggling attempt.

CBP in Presidio, Texas seizes Cocaine; October 23, 2017

PRESIDIO, Texas -- U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operations officers working at the Presidio port of entry intercepted eight pounds of cocaine Friday evening with an estimated value of $406,400. The drugs were hidden beneath the center console compartment of a 2004 Chevy Colorado pickup truck.

The vehicle and a lone male driver approached the port and applied for entry at 6 p.m. The vehicle was referred to secondary inspection by officers for a more thorough inspection. Narcotic detector dog “Zetor” was utilized, and a positive alert to the presence of narcotics was given.

An x-ray scan of the vehicle revealed anomalies within the vehicle. Further inspection by secondary officers led to the discovery of three bundles hidden within a compartment, beneath the center console. The contents of the bundles field-tested positive for the properties of cocaine.

“The tools and resources that we provide our officers to complete their inspections and perform their duties are everyday essentials” said Presidio Port Director Michael Neipert. “Narcotic detector dogs receive daily training to maintain high proficiency, and the Z-Portal x-ray machine provides greater visual detail”.

The driver, a 40-year old Mexican national, was arrested and turned over to Immigration and Custom Enforcement (HSI) agents to face federal prosecution for the failed smuggling attempt.

While anti-terrorism is the primary mission of U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the inspection process at the ports of entry associated with this mission results in impressive numbers of enforcement actions in all categories.

More than 60 Lbs of Coke seized at Pharr Intl Bridge in two unrelated incidents; Oct 24, 2017

Officers say they seized more than 60 pounds of cocaine on Tuesday in two, unrelated incidents at the Pharr International Bridge.

The first seizure occured after a blue 2007 Dodge Caliber, occupied by two Mexican citizens, applied for entry, according to a news release from U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Upon a second inspection of the Dodge Caliber, officers found 15 packages of cocaine, totaling 38.27 pounds, hidden within the vehicle.

The same day, CBP officers referred a 30-year-old U.S. citizen to secondary inspection. During an inspection of the man's 2008 Chrysler Sebring, officers found 10 packages of cocaine, totaling 24.47 pounds. In both incidents, officers seized the narcotics and the vehicles and arrested the occupants, who remain in federal custody for further investigation.

Meanwhile: Mexican BCAuthorities are off to a Good Start in Tijuana; November 1, 2017

Six TONS of sodium hydroxide packed in 24 sacks were secured by the Mexican Federal Police at the
Tijuana Airport. This is a base precursor chemical to be used in the manufacturing of synthetic drugs; intending to be shipped from Tijuana to Culiacan, Sinaloa. The shipment was put at the disposition of the appropriate authorities.

Meanwhile in Tecate, BC authorities including SEDENA, SEMAR, and the Federal Police busted 58
kilos of crystal meth in Colonia Santa Anita. City and rural police patrols located the stash in three cartons in a freezer at the corner of Calles Violeta and Mirador. Three men fled the scene and none were arrested.

San Quintin, BC: SEDENA, the MARINAS and the Federal Police managed to secure more than 500 kilos of various drugs in two hotels. Between the Hotel California and the Hotel Margarita Ville, various men were carrying cargo in three separate vehicles that contained packages of different drugs. The men, supposedly, all abandoned their vehicles at each of the hotels minutes before the authorities arrived and once again no one was detained.

Secured drugs included: 493.5 kilos of crystal meth, 8.7 kilos of cocaine, 6.7 kilos of heroin and 5 kilos of opium gum.
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Old 11-02-2017, 04:54 PM   #2
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That's a bunch of dope!
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Old 11-03-2017, 08:53 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by Pstraw View Post
That's a bunch of dope!
And that's just the dope that was caught. How much more got thru is anybody's guess. I wonder what percentage is actually never caught?
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