Cartel-Connected Drug Trafficker Busted by Border Patrol in Florida

An unnamed drug trafficker arrested by Border Patrol agents in West Palm Beach, Florida. (
U.S. Border Patrol

Miami Sector Border Patrol agents arrested a previously convicted narcotics trafficker near West Palm Beach, Florida, late last week. The migrant reportedly has ties to Mexican cartels and is illegally present in the U.S.

Newly sworn U.S. Border Patrol Chief Jason Owens tweeted a photo of a migrant arrested by agents from the West Palm Beach station for being illegally present in the United States. The agents, working with other law enforcement partners is “closely affiliated with known cartels in Mexico,” Owens wrote.

“He does not deserve to be in our communities,” the chief stated.

Breitbart Texas contacted CBP officials for additional information on the arrest and the suspect’s identity and immigration history. An immediate response was not available.

On July 5, Owens tweeted a report indicating the seizure by Border Patrol agents across the county of 125 pounds of methamphetamine, 107 pounds of Fentanyl, and 90 pounds of cocaine during 120 hours.

A few days later, San Diego Sector Chief Patrol Aent Patricia McGurk-Daniel tweeted a report showing 21 kilos of cocaine seized after a Border Patrol K-9 alerted to a load hidden in a pickup truck.

Between October 1, 2022, and May 31, 2023, Border Patrol agents seized 11,400 pounds of methamphetamine, 6,600 pounds of cocaine, and 2,200 pounds of fentanyl, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

Bob Price is the Breitbart Texas-Border team’s associate editor and senior news contributor. He is an original member of the Breitbart Texas team. Price is a regular panelist on Fox 26 Houston’s What’s Your Point? Sunday-morning talk show. Follow him on Twitter @BobPriceBBTX.


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