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Tag Results for "Drug Smuggling"

Actor Armie Hammer Arrested in Border Drug Bust

Actor Armie Hammer, famous for his roles in “J. Edgar” and the “Social Network” was arrested in Sierra Blanca, Texas on drug-related charges. continue reading »

The Banana Republic of Honduras by Hector Luis Alamo Jr.

Last week, historian Dana Frank wrote an article for The Nation in which she details a cocaine smuggling triangle involving a prominent Honduran billionaire, military and police backing from the Honduran government, and backdoor funding by the U.S. State Department. continue reading »

Mexican Marijuana Backpacker Caught at Border with Carpet Cleaning Shoes to Conceal Footprints

Communications Division Border Patrol agents assigned to the Tucson Sector, a component of the Joint Field Command-Arizona, apprehended a Mexican national yesterday in connection with the seizure of 187 pounds of marijuana. continue reading »

Mexican National Get Over 11 Years for Building Arizona Narco Tunnel

Victor A. Flores, 52, of Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico, was sentenced Oct. 3, 2011, to 135 months in prison by visiting U.S. District Judge Alan B. Johnson for conspiring with other persons to possess with intent to distribute i continue reading »

Routine Border Patrol Check Results in 330 lbs of Cocaine in Tractor Trailer, $4 Million in Value

U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Interstate 8 checkpoint near Pine Valley arrested a lawfully admitted permanent resident for smuggling more than 330 pounds of cocaine in a tractor trailer yesterday. continue reading »

NARCO NEWS:  Cocaine Sub Located in Honduras with $250 Million Worth of Drugs Aboard

The Honduran government with assistance from a U.S. Coast Guard patrol have seized a submarine with tons of cocaine aboard. The submarine-like water craft appears to be made of fiberglass and was found about 50 feet below the water surface in the province of Gracias a Dios (Thanks to God). continue reading »

Dominican Baseball Prospect Arrested by Border Officers for Concealed Cocaine

Customs and Border Protection Officers (CBP) at JFK Airport intercept a 21 year old man attempting to smuggle over six pounds of cocaine in his luggage. The bag he was carrying contained four pairs of sneakers with narcotics concealed within the soles. continue reading »

Extreme Trafficking: CBP Seizes $11.4M in Narcotics, $574 in Cash Last Week in Ariz.

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection Arizona Joint Field Command is reporting the seizure of more than 18,300 pounds of narcotics with an estimated value of nearly $11.4 million and the continue reading »

EXTREME TRAFFIKCING:  49 Bricks of Cocaine Valued at $1.5M Seized on Puerto Rican Waters

Earlier this week, U.S. Customs and Border Protection Air and Marine assets seized 49 bricks of narcotics on board a boat near the southwest coast of the island. continue reading »

EXTREME TRAFFICKING:  16-Yr Old Texan Boy Captured Driving Truck into U.S. with 126 Pounds of Pot

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers working at the El Paso port of entry seized 126 pounds of marijuana Sunday afternoon. The drugs were hidden in a van being driven by a 16-year-old El Paso boy. continue reading »

26 Undocumented Aliens Found on “Yola” Vessel with Bricks of Cocaine Floating Nearby

US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Air and Marine units intercepted a vessel near Arecibo on May 23rd, containing 26 undocumented aliens with six bricks of cocaine floating nearby. continue reading »

EXTREME TRAFFICKING: Modified Hang Gliders Becoming Increasingly Popular for Drug Smuggling

We’ve seen makeshift ramps used to help drug-carrying trucks over the U.S.-Mexico border wall/fence, submersibles full of drugs, women sticking drugs in their *ahem* lady parts, tunnels dug right under the border, continue reading »

Extreme Trafficking:  High-Tech Drug Tunnel Found Under Arizona and Mexico

A 15-foot underground high-tech tunnel has been discovered under the cities of Nogales, Mexico and Nogales, Arizona. It is the eighth such tunnel that has been discovered in the area over the last seven months. continue reading »

Outreach Program Educates Teen About Dangers of Drug Smuggling

In 2008, within 24 hours, five teenagers were apprehended at the San Ysidro Port in San Diego, Calif., and the Calexico Port in Imperial Valley, Calif. Each of continue reading »

Agents Seize More than $9.5 Million Worth of Drugs in 72 Hours

Over the past three days, U.S. Border Patrol agents confiscated more than 5 tons of narcotics in multiple seizures throughout the Rio Grande Valley sector. continue reading »

Extreme Trafficking: At 11:30 pm 19 Yr Old Tries to Roll Across Border in Marijuana Wheelchair

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the San Ysidro port of entry late Monday found five pounds of marijuana hidden in the seat of a wheelchair. continue reading »

40 Pounds of Marijuana Smuggled Through Border Sewer System Clogs Up Locals Bathrooms in AZ

Yes, we know that most cities are cutting back on their municipal services so when something was clogging up the local sewer lines in Nogales, Arizona many could assume city workers were to fault – not so. continue reading »

Immigration Officals Seize 11,000 Pounds of Marijuana At Border, $6.6 MIllion Street Value

U.S. Immigration and Custom Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and U.S. Customs and Border Protection's (CBP) Office of Field Operations interdicted a large drug smuggling attempt on Monday - seizing more than 11,000 pounds of marijuana in Nogales, Ariz. continue reading »

2 CBP Officers and TSA supervisor Sent to Prison For Drug Scheme

Cindy Moran-Sanchez, a former U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officer at the Miami International Airport, was sentenced to prison on charges of conspiracy to smuggle cocaine and heroin into the continue reading »

World Cup Referee Byron Moreno and Sports Commentator Arrested for Heroin Smuggling

Canal Uno and former World Cup referee, Byron Moreno, has been arrested on suspicion of smuggling heroin into the U.S. Moreno is well known in Latin America for his sports commentary and is equally known for his World Cup referring. In 2002 he gained famed for his controversial call expelling Italian Francisco Totti in the Italy vs. Korea game. Moreno was widely blamed by Italy for their elimination from the 2002 World Cup. continue reading »