U.S. Customs and Border Protection

$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…

China Calls U.S. Ban on Uyghur Slave-Picked Cotton ‘Naked Act of Bullying’

A spokesman for the Chinese Foreign Ministry on Tuesday decried the U.S.-enacted limits on importing cotton, apparel, hair products, and other goods from companies reasonably believed to be engaging in slave labor in China, calling the sanctions a “naked act of bullying.” 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…

15 Migrants Arrested at Sea After 6-Hour Search off California Coast

A six-hour nighttime maritime search operation led to the apprehension of 15 migrants on a boat off the coast of California. The search involved a coordinated effort between CBP’s Air and Marine Operations aircrews and water-based rescue vessels. 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…

Migrant Border Arrests Jump 200 Percent Since April Despite COVID Threat

The arrest of migrants illegally crossing the border from Mexico into the U.S. jumped for the fourth straight month — increasing by more than 200 percent from the low point in April. The increases in arrests come despite the continuing threat of COVID-19 infection and…

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…

Human Smuggling Interdiction by Air, Sea, Land Operation Yields 9 Arrests

Land, sea, and ground-based federal agents disrupted a human smuggler attempt off the coast of California led to the arrest of nine migrants. The smugglers attempted to use the cover of darkness to move the migrants in a panga from Mexico to California. 0…

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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