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CBP Seizes Over $1 Million Worth Of Heroin At Texas Border Crossing

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Heroin is a highly addictive & destructive drug that devastates the lives of hundreds of thousands of American citizens. Mexican cartels mass-produce the drug & transport it into the United States. If it weren’t for CBP intercepting these shipments, countless more lives would be ruined. Not only do we need the wall, but we need a war on the cartels who manufacture this poison to send to our country.

Via U.S. Customs and Border Protection:

“PHARR, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Pharr International Bridge cargo facility seized $1,150,000 worth of heroin and cocaine that officers discovered within a commercial truck arriving from Mexico.

“I commend our officers for discovering these narcotics by utilizing technology and officer experience,” said Port Director Carlos Rodriguez, Port of Hidalgo/Pharr/Anzalduas. “Being able to detect inconsistencies within vehicles or with people is crucial in the performance of our daily duties.”

On Sep. 14, 2019, CBP officers working at the Pharr International Bridge cargo facility referred a tractor/trailer arriving from Mexico with fresh produce for further inspection. Utilizing non-intrusive imaging (NII) systems’ equipment as part of the secondary examination along with all available tools and resources, officers discovered 11 packages of alleged heroin and one package of alleged cocaine hidden within the Freightliner tractor.

CBP OFO seized 28.22 pounds (12.8 kg) of heroin valued at $1,129,000 and 2.69 pounds (1.22 kg) of cocaine valued at $21,000 along with the commercial tractor.

Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) continues with the investigation.”

According to the DEA, heroin from Mexico accounted for 86 percent of the heroin by weight in 2016.

A Sinaloan Cartel member guards a poppy field (Vice News)

CDC drug overdose data for 2016 indicates that there were 15,469 drug poisoning deaths involving heroin.” There was a 37 percent increase in Mexican heroin production between 2016 and 2017 alone.

We need more wall to stop the transport of this poison, and an all-out war against the cartels who produce it. We cut off several cartel drug paths with the border wall we built in May & June of this year. We’re building more soon.

Our first section of wall in Sunland Park, New Mexico – Photo by Jeff Rainforth for WBTW

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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Via CBP:

“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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