Drug Smuggling

CBP officers seized $1.7 million in methamphetamine at two Laredo, Texas, ports of entry. (Photo: U.S. Customs and Border Protection)

$1.7 Million in Methamphetamine Seized at Texas Border Crossing

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers seized 86 pounds of methamphetamine estimated to be worth more than $1.7 million during two separate vehicles inspections. The seizures occurred on Wednesday at two different ports of entry in Laredo, Texas. The alleged seizures resulted in the arrests of two Mexican nationals on drug smuggling charges.

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$2.2M in Meth Seized at Texas Border Port of Entry, Say Feds

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers intercepted more than $2.2 million in methamphetamine at the Laredo Colombia-Solidarity International Bridge over the weekend. Officials said they seized the illegal substance described as a “significant amount of hard narcotics” while conducting enforcement operations.

CBP Officers seize $14 million in methamphetamine at the Pharr International Bridge in South Texas. (Photo: U.S. Customs and Border Protection/Rio Grande Valley Sector)

$14 Million in Meth Seized at Texas Border Crossing

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers seized a half a ton of methamphetamine estimated to be worth more than $14 million dollars as smugglers attempted to move the drugs through a South Texas border crossing. The smugglers allegedly concealed the methamphetamine within a commercial shipment of fresh produce this past Wednesday.

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CBP Aircrews Seized $140M in Cocaine During Shutdown

P-3 Orion aircrews assigned to a U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Air and Marine Operations (AMO) unit in Corpus Christi, Texas, seized more than $140 million in cocaine during the partial government shutdown that ended in January. A total of 49 missions flown during the 35 days resulted in the stopping of nearly 11,000 pounds of cocaine from reaching U.S. shores.

Inadequate border fencing along New Mexico Border brings fear to area ranchers. (File Photo: John Moore/Getty Images)

New Mexico Border Ranchers Fear Alerting Police to Drug Smugglers

New Mexico ranchers and other residents along unsecured sections of the state’s border with Mexico claim fear of retaliation if they report crimes like drug or human smuggling. Residents of the region known as the “Bootheel” witnessed increases in both drug and human smuggling during the past few months.

Fayette County Sheriff's Office Sergeant Randy Thumann and Kolt seize $5 million in cocaine during a traffic stop in Texas. (Photo: Fayette County Sheriff's Office/Lt. David Beyer)

$5M in Cocaine Seized in Texas Traffic Stop near San Antonio

A Texas sheriff’s deputy and his K-9 partner discovered 50 kilos of cocaine during a routine traffic stop on Interstate 10 between San Antonio and Houston. This is at least the third major drug shipment interdicted by this deputy this month.

Flags of Canada and China are placed for the first China-Canada economic and financial strategy dialogue in Beijing, China, Monday, Nov. 12, 2018. (Jason Lee/Pool Photo via AP)

China Sentences Canadian Drug Smuggler to Death

The Dalian Intermediate People’s Court in China’s Liaoning Province sentenced Canadian Robert Lloyd Schellenberg to death on Monday. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau immediately condemned the sentence as “arbitrary” and said the Schellenberg case is “of extreme concern to us as a government.” Many observers speculated the swift and severe judgment is related to China’s ongoing dispute with Canada over the arrest of Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou.

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Mexican Police Arrest Two Sinaloa Cartel Smugglers near U.S. Border

Mexican state police arrested two Sinaloa cartel operatives in separate law enforcement operations near Mexico’s border with Arizona and California earlier last week. The arrests resulted in the seizure of one handgun and a quantity of methamphetamine according to local media reports.

Methamphetamine

Mexican National Gets 16 Years for Smuggling Meth into Texas

A Mexican national received more than 16 years in federal prison for his role in masterminding the smuggling of more than 26 kilograms of methamphetamine from northern Mexico into the United States through a Texas port of entry, according to unsealed court documents.

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EXCLUSIVE: Mexican Gulf Cartel Taunts Trump with Caricature on Dope Load

Cartel drug smugglers moved a 900-pound shipment of marijuana bearing a cartoon of U.S. President Donald Trump into Texas. The cartoon appears to mock President Trump and his border security comments. Border Patrol agents seized the load, preventing its delivery into the U.S.

Border Patrol agent speaks with Royal Canadian Mounted Police officer near U.S.-Canada border. (File Photo: GEOFF ROBINS/AFP/Getty Images)

Border Patrol Agent Assaulted by Drug Smuggler at Canadian Border

An alleged drug smuggler reportedly assaulted a U.S. Border Patrol agent as he attempted to arrest the man who illegally crossed the Canadian border into Washington. Two suspects fled back into Canada but were arrested by police in that country.

Mexican military takes over Acapulco police force

Mexico Captures Drug Trafficker from DEA’s Most Wanted List

Mexican authorities arrested a top ranking Sinaloa Cartel operator responsible for coordinating the flow of cocaine and cash to the U.S. from Colombia and Mexico. The drug lord had armed bodyguards with Mexican police credentials at the time of his arrest.

$1.4 million worth of meth seized by Freer Station Border Patrol agents at the immigration checkpoint on U.S. Highway 59. (Photo: U.S. Border Patrol/Laredo Sector)

$1.4M in Meth Seized at Texas Border Checkpoint

Laredo Sector Border Patrol agents seized 38 pounds of methamphetamine at the U.S. Highway 59 checkpoint located between Laredo and Freer, Texas. Officials estimate the drugs to be worth in excess of $1.4 million.