Drug Smuggling

$10M in Drugs Seized at Texas Port of Entry

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers in Laredo, Texas, seized more than $10 million in methamphetamine, marijuana, and cocaine in four smuggling incidents. The seizures occurred during smuggling interdictions over a two-day period. 0…

560 Pounds of Meth, Cocaine Found in Quartz Boulders at California Border

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers disrupted a unique drug smuggling operation by finding cocaine and methamphetamine hidden in large boulders of quartz. Smugglers hid 229 packages of drugs inside the boulders and cemented them back together. 0…

Marijuana Seizures Jump 1,000 Percent at New York-Canada Border Crossings

The seizure of marijuana by U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at international crossings along the New York/Canada border jumped 1,000 percent this fiscal year. Officers seized more than 40,000 pounds of the drugs during the first 11 months of this fiscal year. 0…

69 Pounds of Meth Seized at Texas Border Crossing

Customs and Border Protection officers assigned to a Texas crossing on September 5 seized 69 pounds of methamphetamine found in a passenger sedan attempting to enter from Mexico. 0…

400 Pounds of Drugs Seized in Two Days at Southwest Border Crossings

Customs and Border Protection officers in San Diego and Tucson seized more than 400 pounds of methamphetamine, heroin, cocaine, and fentanyl over the past weekend. The seizures took place at ports of entry in California and Arizona. 0…

Mexican drug cartels raise fears with killer drones

Mexico’s deadly drug cartels are among the most feared in the world — they will conduct brazen attacks anywhere — including downtown Mexico City — to kill a target they deem in their way, or just out of revenge. Notoriously well armed and equipped, some…

Laredo ‘Ground Zero’ for Meth Smuggling, Says U.S. Attorney

Laredo Sector Customs and Border Protection officers seized nearly 500 pounds of methamphetamine in two incidents at separate ports of entry on August 10. Following the seizure of the nearly $10 million in drugs, U.S. Attorney Ryan Patrick called the region “ground zero” for meth…

360 Pounds of Meth Seized at Texas Border Crossings

Rio Grande Valley Sector Customs and Border Protection officers seized nearly 360 pounds of methamphetamine during three failed drug smuggling attempts at South Texas border crossings. The seizures took nearly $8 million in drugs out of the hands of cartel-connected smugglers. 0…

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