FAIRVIEW, Pa. – On February 4, Erie Station Border Patrol Agents participated in Operation Crazy Bull, targeting drug traffickers in northwest Pennsylvania and other states. The effort included federal and state agencies, result of a two-year investigation initiated by Homeland Security Investigations and the U.S. Border Patrol.
Border Patrol agents assisted in the raids of local businesses and private homes of several suspected members of drug trafficking organizations with ties to a Mexican drug cartel. A total of 19 locations including residences, restaurants, auto shops, and storage facilities were searched and 15 persons were arrested. The raids took place in the early morning of February 4.
“This operation was the successful capstone of a two-year investigation of a transnational criminal organization based in Erie, Pa.,” said Acting Patrol Agent in Charge Joseph Kruszynski.
Keeping America safe depends on disrupting and dismantling criminal organizations engaged in drug trafficking activities across our international borders − CBP officers and agents fight drug traffickers every day.
CBP welcomes assistance from the community. Citizens can report suspicious activity to the U.S. Border Patrol and remain anonymous by calling 1-800-331-0353 toll free.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.