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CBP Seizes Over $1.6 Million In Heroin, Cocaine, & Amphetamine At Laredo Crossing

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By Jeff Rainforth:

The amount of illegal narcotics flowing in from Mexico every week is staggering. The lives of millions of Americans are negatively affected because of addiction to these drugs, not to mention the tens of thousands of deaths that occur every year due to overdose. We’re building more wall to stop the cartels from getting these poisons into our country, but more has to be done in Congress to take down these criminal organizations. This latest seizure comes exactly a week after CBP intercepted over a million dollars worth of heroin at a Texas Port of Entry.

CBP reports:

“LAREDO, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Juarez-Lincoln Bridge this weekend seized a poly-drug load valued at more than $1.6 million containing heroin, cocaine and a potent amphetamine that officers discovered hidden within a passenger vehicle arriving from Mexico.

“Our officers maintained strict vigilance and dedication to CBP’s border security mission and their perseverance yielded a significant poly-drug load characterized by a substantial amount of heroin,” said Port Director Albert Flores, Laredo Port of Entry. “By utilizing an effective combination of officer experience and high tech tools, our frontline officers were able to help keep their community safe.”

The seizure occurred on Saturday, Sep. 21, 2019 when CBP officers at Juarez-Lincoln Bridge referred a 2010 Chrysler Avenger driven by a 29-year-old male Mexican citizen for further inspection. Utilizing non-intrusive imaging (NII) systems, canines, and all available resources, officers discovered 28 packages of alleged heroin and one package each of alleged cocaine and norephedrine hydrochloride hidden within the vehicles.

CBP OFO seized a total of 72.5 pounds of heroin, 2.24 pounds of cocaine and 2.46 pounds of norephedrine hydrochloride with a combined estimated street value of more than $1.6 million along with the vehicle.

CBP officers arrested the driver and turned him over to Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) special agents for further investigation.”

In June of this year, we completed our first section of wall in Sunland Park, New Mexico. Juarez, Mexico, a cartel controlled city, is across from it.

Juarez, Mexico, across from our wall – Jeff Rainforth for WBTW

Our wall has stopped over 33,000 illegal entries since completion. We’re building more very soon!

Top of the mountain. Our wall on the day it was completed – Jeff Rainforth for WBTW

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Story compiled by Jeff Rainforth for We Build the Wall, Inc.

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Border Patrol Agents Seize Over $765K Worth Of Narcotics In Rio Grande Valley

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“EDINBURG, Texas – Rio Grande City agents seized more than 950 pounds of marijuana in two separate incidents.

Sunday evening, Rio Grande City agents working near La Rosita, Texas, responded to a report of a vehicle involved in narcotics smuggling traveling north from the Rio Grande. Agents in the area located the vehicle and, shortly thereafter, the driver of the vehicle abruptly turned south and traveled towards the river. As agents approached the river, they observed the driver abandon the vehicle and swim to Mexico. Agents searched the vehicle and discovered 571 pounds of marijuana worth an estimated $457K.

A short while later, Rio Grande City agents on patrol received information of a narcotic smuggling attempt near Garciasville, Texas. As agents responded, they observed an All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) abruptly turn around and travel south towards the Rio Grande riverbank. Upon arrival, agents discovered the ATV abandoned carrying several bundles of marijuana. The marijuana weighed 387 pounds and is worth an estimated $310K. Agents searched for the ATV rider and additional narcotics to no avail.

The public is encouraged to take a stand against crime in their communities and report suspicious activity at 800-863-9382. ”

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Border Patrol Agents Arrest Mexican Mafia Member For Human Smuggling

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Good! Give him the maximum sentence!

CBP is reporting:

“EAGLE PASS, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Eagle Pass station arrested a Mexican Mafia member during a failed human smuggling attempt, Oct. 2.

Agents assisted Maverick County Sheriff’s deputies on a traffic stop in Eagle Pass and discovered three illegal aliens concealed in the back seat of the vehicle. The driver and front-seat passenger, both U.S. citizens, and the three illegal aliens were arrested and taken to the Eagle Pass South Station for processing.

“We enjoy an excellent relationship with our local law enforcement partners” said Del Rio Sector Chief Patrol Agent Raul L. Ortiz. “I applaud the Maverick County Sheriff’s Deputies and our agents, who worked together to stop a convicted felon from smuggling illegal aliens into our communities.”

The driver, identified as Juan Alberto Garcia, 39, is a self-admitted member of the Mexican Mafia and has an extensive criminal history. Garcia has multiple felony convictions throughout Texas for drug-related offenses and other crimes including assault, burglary and theft. He and the front-seat passenger will both be charged with 8 USC § 1324 – Alien Smuggling, and face up to 10 years in prison.

The illegal aliens apprehended, two from Ecuador and one Guatemalan national, will be processed in accordance with U.S. Customs and Border Protection guidelines.”

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