$1.2+ Million Worth Of Meth And Heroin Seized By CBP

US Customs and Border Protection made a large bust of “hard narcotics” in the Hidalgo, Texas region of the border. The smugglers attempted to bring their illicit goods across the Reynosa International Bridge in a 2007 Honda Accord. Non-intrusive imaging equipment utilized in a secondary examination of the vehicle revealed that the gas tank had suspicious packaging inside of it.

12 packages were eventually removed weighing in at 27.34 pounds of heroin and 33.90 pounds of methamphetamine.

US Customs And Border Protection Reports:

U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Hidalgo International Bridge arrested two men in connection with a failed drug-smuggling attempt of alleged methamphetamine and heroin worth $1,298,000.

“I commend our frontline officers for their hard work and exceptional dedication to the CBP mission in helping keep dangerous drugs out of our communities,” said Port Director Carlos Rodriguez, Hidalgo/Pharr/Anzalduas Port of Entry. “These interceptions of hard narcotics are indicative of the resiliency displayed by our officers every day, as they conduct daily operations.”

On Nov. 10, 2020, a CBP officer assigned to the Hidalgo-Reynosa International Bridge referred a 2007 Honda Accord for further inspection. Utilizing non-intrusive imaging (NII) equipment along with all available tools and resources as part of the secondary examination allowed the officers to discover that the vehicle’s gas tank contained hidden suspected narcotics. The extraction process produced 12 packages of alleged heroin weighing 27.34 pounds (12.40 kg) and bulk alleged methamphetamine weighing 33.90 pounds (15.38 kg). The street value of the narcotics is $620,000 and $678,000, respectively.

CBP OFO seized the narcotics, the vehicle and arrested two men, (21) and (23), both U.S. citizens from McAllen and Hidalgo, Texas. They were turned over to the custody of agents with Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) for further investigation.

Mother Forces 13-Year-Old Son To Smuggle Enough Fentanyl To Kill 249,476 People

Mother uses her children as drug mules to traffic large quantities of lethal narcotics into the United States

The young minor had 1.10 lbs. of fentanyl strapped to his body when he, his siblings, and his mother attempted to cross into the United States and were stopped for a secondary check by CBP officers. The rectangular protrusion noticed by the officers was just one of several bundles they would eventually discover after a drug sniffing dog alerted them. His mother is an American citizen.

Also on his body was a package of 2.25 lbs. of methamphetamine.

According to the federal Drug Enforcement Agency, a single dose of only 2mg is enough to kill most adults. The boy was carrying enough 2mg doses to kill over 249,000 people. Such a dose is pictured below.

CBP Reports:

U.S. Customs and Border Protection Officers working at the Ysleta Port of Entry seized several bundles of methamphetamine and fentanyl strapped to the body of a 13-year-old boy. The boy and his two siblings were traveling with their mother.

The seizure was made just before 7 a.m. on October 21 when a 31-year-old United States citizen female was traveling into El Paso, Texas with her three minor children ages 13, 12 and 5. CBP Officers selected the vehicle for secondary inspection. During that inspection, a drug sniffing dog alerted to the presence of narcotics on the front passenger seat of the vehicle. CBP Officers noticed the boy that was seated there, a 13-year-old boy, had a square shaped item protruding from his back. CBP Officers discovered several bundles taped to the minor’s body.

“Smugglers will use any method they can to attempt to smuggle drugs,” said CBP Ysleta Port Director Arnoldo Gomez, “Unfortunately, in this case, a mother used her 13-year-old son in her attempt to deceive CBP Officers.”

The bundles contained 2.25 pounds of methamphetamine and 1.10 pounds of fentanyl. CBP Officers arrested the woman and she was turned over to authorities to face charges for the failed smuggling attempt. The three children were released to a family member.

SanFran’s Dept of Health Giving Weed, Alcohol To Quarantined Homeless

San Francisco’s Health Department has confirmed startling suspicions that the city was providing alcohol, tobacco, marijuana, and other substances to the homeless population currently isolated in hotels leased by the city.

The Health Department has justified this decision by stating that the distribution of the narcotics might prevent quarantined individuals from venturing outside to seek them out on their own. Temporary residents are also receiving methadone in order to assist with heroin cravings.

The San Francisco Chronicle spoke to Jenna Lane, a spokeswoman for the Department of Public Health:

“They’re doing San Francisco a great service by staying inside,” Lane said. “We’re saying, ‘We’re doing what we can to support you staying inside and not have to go out and get these things.’” The health department is also making clinicians and social workers available to anyone who wishes to begin addiction treatment while under DPH’s supervision in the hotels.

The narcotics were not purchased using taxpayer money according to Lane, who says that only private donations were used to fund the distribution. Some 27 people were given tobacco rations and 11 received alcohol.

Roughly 270 people are living in the leased hotels, the majority of whom are homeless.

17 pounds of meth seized by Customs and Border Protection officers

“Mexico is not sending us their best,” President Trump said.

And today he was right.

Officers on the Juarez-Lincoln International Bridge seized over a dozen bags of methamphetamine, totaling more than 17 pounds and estimated to be worth roughly a quarter-million dollars, the agency reported Friday.

The packages were found after a canine alerted authorities to the possible presence of narcotics during a secondary inspection, a “non-intrusive imaging system” was used to determine the location of drugs on board.

The driver was arrested.

What follows is the report released by the CBP:

LAREDO, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) officers this week seized a significant amount of alleged methamphetamine with an estimated street value of $233,000 in a single enforcement action.

“Our officers continue to maintain their vigilance amid the inclement weather and utilized their inspections experience, canines and technology to intercept a significant load of methamphetamine,” said Port Director Albert Flores, Laredo Port of Entry.   

CBP officers seizes nearly 17 pounds of meth at Juarez Lincoln Bridge
CBP officers seize nearly 17 pounds of
methamphetamine at Juarez-Lincoln Bridge.

The seizure occurred on Monday, Oct. 15 at the Juarez-Lincoln International Bridge when a CBP officer referred a 2016 Dodge Attitude driven by a 37-year-old male Mexican citizen arriving from Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas for a secondary examination. Following a canine and non-intrusive imaging system inspection, CBP officers discovered a total of 13 packages containing nearly 17 pounds of alleged methamphetamine was discovered within the vehicle.  The narcotics have an estimated street value of $233,000.

CBP officers seized the narcotics and vehicle. The driver was arrested and the case was turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement-Homeland Security Investigations (ICE-HSI) special agents for further investigation.

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