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Drug Seizure

RGV Border Patrol agents foil multiple drug smuggling attempts

EDINBURG, Texas – Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol agents, in coordination with several law enforcement agencies, successfully interdicted six marijuana smuggling events in a two-day span from November 27th to 28th. 

On Monday, a camera operator observed three individuals throwing bundles over a border barrier near Los Indios, Texas. Harlingen agents apprehended two individuals and the bundles, later determined to be marijuana.  The individuals and marijuana were transported to the Harlingen Border Patrol Station for processing.  

Border Patrol agents seize more than $3.5 million in fentanyl

TEMECULA, Calif. — San Diego Sector Border Patrol agents seized more than $3,500,000.00 worth of fentanyl pills during a vehicle stop on Interstate 15 Thursday.

Agents stopped a 24-year-old woman who was driving a gray sedan northbound on the interstate near Temecula.  During the stop, a Border Patrol canine alerted to the sedan. Agents inspected the sedan and discovered 62 bundles containing blue pills concealed inside its door panels and seats.


Calexico CBP officers seize over $8 million in fentanyl pills

CALEXICO, Calif. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers intercepted more than $8 million worth of fentanyl pills Friday.

On November 3, at approximately 9:55 a.m., CBP officers encountered a 23-year-old male driving a 1995 pickup truck who was applying for admission into the United States from Mexico at the Calexico West Port of Entry. During initial examination, a CBP officer referred the driver and the vehicle for further inspection.

Tecate CBP officers seize over $3 million worth of marijuana

TECATE, Calif., – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Tecate Cargo Facility discovered over $3 million worth of marijuana hidden in a shipment of decorative clay pots.

On October 27, at approximately 8:49 a.m., CBP officers encountered a 53-year-old male driving  a commercial tractor-trailer with a shipment manifested as decorated clay planters. The driver, a valid border crossing card holder, was referred for further examination by CBP officers along with the tractor-trailer and shipment.

Suspected smuggler apprehended with $78k worth of cocaine

OCOTILLO WELLS, Calif.- El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents arrested a driver attempting to smuggle cocaine through a U.S. Border Patrol checkpoint Wednesday evening.

On October 25, 2023, at approximately 7:25 p.m., a silver sedan approached the Highway 86 Border Patrol checkpoint. Agents questioned the driver and requested consent to search the trunk. Inside the trunk, agents observed a plastic grocery bag containing three cellophane-wrapped packages. Agents tested the contents of the packages and confirmed the discovered substances as cocaine.