Tag: Drug Smuggling

Bundles of marijuana seized near border.

Smugglers Attack Border Patrol Agents with Rocks

U.S. Border Patrol agents came under attack as they attempted to stop a group of marijuana smugglers from bringing their load into the U.S. The agents seized 87 pounds as a result near Brownsville, Texas.

Drugs found by California National Guardsman during inspection at Border Patrol impound lot. (Photo: U.S. Customs and Border Protection)

National Guardsmen, Border Patrol Agents Seize $200K in Meth

Soldiers with the California National Guard teamed up with Border Patrol agents to seize nearly a quarter-million dollars in methamphetamine. The guardsmen are assigned to assist Border Patrol agents with non-immigration enforcement activities as part of Operation Guardian Support.

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Border Patrol Agent Sentenced for Helping Smuggle Drugs

A federal judge in Arizona sentenced a former Border Patrol to seven and a half years in prison for his role in helping smuggle marijuana into Arizona. The agent received bribes for assisting in the smuggling effort.

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Texas Deputy Seizes $3M in Meth During Traffic Stop

A Texas sheriff’s deputy seized nearly $3 million in methamphetamine following a routine traffic stop between San Antonio and Houston. The deputy, and his K-9 partner, routinely make multi-million dollar drug seizures and find large quantities of cash proceeds from narcotics trafficking.

Caltrops used by alleged drug smugglers to attempt to deflate tires of Border Patrol vehicles. (Photo: U.S. Border Patrol)

Smugglers Deploy Dangerous Weapons Against South Texas Border Patrol Agents

Drug smugglers attempting to move nearly 300 pounds of marijuana into the U.S. deployed potentially deadly weapons against pursuing Laredo Sector Border Patrol agents. Two days later, a pair of human smugglers used their vehicle as a weapon and struck a Border Patrol vehicle — injuring the agent inside.

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PHOTOS: Fugitive Cartel-Linked Mexican Governor Enjoyed Life of Luxury

A former governor of Tamaulipas, Mexico, is finally expected to appear in a U.S. federal court after spending close to five years on the run from U.S. federal authorities. The cartel-connected governor will face a U.S. federal judge for his initial hearing in connection with 11 charges including drug trafficking and money laundering.

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PHOTOS: Border Patrol Agents Seize $2.5M in Marijuana in Texas

Border Patrol agents in the Rio Grande Valley Sector stopped the marijuana shipments of two drug smugglers near the Texas border with Mexico. The agents seized more than $2.5 million in marijuana in three separate incidents.

Border Patrol K-9 with Meth load

Border Patrol Agents Bust Drug Smugglers with Marijuana, Meth

Border Patrol agents in the Tucson Sector assisted Arizona Department of Public Safety (DPS) troopers in stopping a fleeing suspect later determined to be smuggling marijuana. The agents helped track down the suspects who fled on foot following a high-speed chase on Friday afternoon. In a separate incident, agents assigned to the Interstate 19 checkpoint stopped a teenager who allegedly attempted to smuggle 59 pounds of methamphetamine through.

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Soldados Decomisas Droga Que Los Zetas Acababan de Recibir en Frontera

NUEVO LAREDO, Tamaulipas — Presuntos narcotraficantes que pertenecen al Cartel del Noreste fueron sorprendidos y detenidos por soldados mexicanos en los momentos en que bajaban un cargamento de mas de 600 kilos de marihuana que recién les había llegado.

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Los Zetas Drug Load Seized by Mexican Military in Nuevo Laredo

NUEVO LAREDO, Tamaulipas — Suspected smugglers with the Cartel Del Noreste, the main faction of Los Zetas, were caught by Mexican soldiers as they were in the process of unloading a new shipment of more than 1,400 pounds of marijuana that they had just received.