Drug Smuggling

120 Pounds of Cocaine Found near Border in Texas

Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol agents seized more than 120 pounds of cocaine on August 7 near the Texas border with Mexico. Officials estimate the value of the shipment at approximately $3.8 million.

Cocaine Seizure Rio Grande City (U.S. Border Patrol)

1.9 Million Fentanyl Pills Seized in Two Weeks at Arizona Border Crossing

U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operations officers in Nogales, Arizona, stopped two major drug shipments over the weekend. In two separate incidents, the officers seized more than 670,000 fentanyl pills and nearly 48 pounds of methamphetamine. These officers seized nearly two million fentanyl pills in less than two weeks.

CBP officers in Nogales seized more than 670K fentanyl pills in two shipments. (U.S. Customs and Border Protection/Nogales Port of Entry)

China Claims It Has No Illicit Fentanyl Trade with Mexico

China’s government publicly claimed that it has no illicit Fentanyl trade with Mexico and it is up to the U.S. to stop its current opioid crisis. The statement from China comes days after Mexico’s President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador made international headlines by claiming that his country was not a producer of Fentanyl and it was up to the U.S. and not him to stop the flow from other countries.

HAMBURG, GERMANY - JULY 07: (RUSSIA OUT) Chinese President Xi Jinping waves arriving to the Elbphilharmone for the dinner during the G20 Summit on July,7,2017 in Hamburg, Germany. (Photo by Mikhail Svetlov/Getty Images)

Texas Governor Says Border Security Mission Saves Lives Across U.S.

AUSTIN, Texas — Governor Greg Abbott told Breitbart Texas that the state’s border security mission is saving lives across the nation by seizing fentanyl that slipped past Border Patrol and CBP. Operation Lone Star saved more lives by stopping nearly 25,000 criminal aliens from making their way into the U.S. interior, according to the state.

Texas DPS troopers and investigators seize a shipment of fentanyl near the border with Mexico. (File Photo: Office of the Texas Governor)

Major Sheriff’s Associations Call for ‘Eradication’ of Mexican Drug Cartels 

The largest sheriff’s associations in the country called for the eradication of Mexican drug cartels and for the public to pressure their elected officials to do something about it. The groups called for action to start against the two most powerful criminal organizations in Mexico. The call for action by the sheriffs comes follows 21 state attorneys general called for cartels to be designated as terrorist organizations.


Border Patrol Agents Make Historic Liquid Fentanyl Seizure in South Texas

Border Patrol agents in Robstown, Texas along with local law enforcement authorities discovered 25 pounds of liquid fentanyl hidden in a specialized compartment inside a vehicle’s gas tank. Officials say this quantity of liquid fentanyl is enough to kill a population of 5.665 million people — more than double the population of the city of Houston.

Border Patrol agents seize a historic 25 pounds of liquid fentanyl (Nueces County District Attorney's Criminal Interdiction Unit)