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Customs and Border Patrol Agents Seize $90 Million in Cocaine in the Pacific

Customs and Border Patrol Agents Seize $90 Million in Cocaine in the Pacific

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Air and Marine (OAM) and its interagency partners disrupted two separate maritime smuggling attempts, March 8 and March 9, resulting in the interdiction of more than 1,300 pounds of cocaine with a street value of more than $90 million. continue reading »

Extreme Trafficking:  $4.3 Million Worth of Found on Tractor-Trailer at Border

Extreme Trafficking:  $4.3 Million Worth of Found on Tractor-Trailer at Border

In narco news, 31-year-old Miguel Angel Escamilla was stopped at border check point where 223 bundles of marijuana with a street value of $4.3 million was found. continue reading »

LATINO BLOTTER:  Mexican Mafia Gang Member Sentenced for Meth Trafficking in San Diego

LATINO BLOTTER:  Mexican Mafia Gang Member Sentenced for Meth Trafficking in San Diego

Silvano Hernandez, Jr., a Mexican Mafia gang member from San Diego, was sentenced today to serve 210 months (17.5 years) after Hernandez plead guilty to conspiracy to participate in a racketeering operation. continue reading »

LATINO BLOTTER:  Border Agent Arrested for Laundering Narco Money

LATINO BLOTTER:  Border Agent Arrested for Laundering Narco Money

Phoenix FBI office announced the arrest of Customs and Border Protection Officer Lauro Tobias, 59, on March 14, 2013 on charges of money laundering. continue reading »

Mexico’s Zocalo Newspapers to Stop Reporting Crime News in Order to Assure Safety of Journalists

Mexico’s Zocalo Newspapers to Stop Reporting Crime News in Order to Assure Safety of Journalists

The Zocalo newspaper group, which publishes dailies in northern Mexico, said that commencing Monday it would stop reporting on organized crime because "there are no guarantees or security for the full exercise of journalism." continue reading »

Extreme Trafficking: Ultra Light Aircraft from MX Drops 230 Pounds of Pot into U.S.

Extreme Trafficking: Ultra Light Aircraft from MX Drops 230 Pounds of Pot into U.S.

Yesterday, U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Indio station seized 230 pounds of marijuana that was dropped by an ultra-light aircraft. continue reading »

61-Year-Old Found with $4 Million in Coke at Border

61-Year-Old Found with $4 Million in Coke at Border

On March 4, Laredo West agents assigned to their daily operations seized a significant amount of cocaine and arrested one subject. continue reading »

REPORT:  Mexico Making Progress in Its Battle Against Heroin and Synthetic Drug Cultivation

REPORT:  Mexico Making Progress in Its Battle Against Heroin and Synthetic Drug Cultivation

Mexico, the country most affected by drug-related violence, is making significant progress in battling heroin and synthetic drugs, the International Narcotics Control Board, or INCB, said in its annual report. continue reading »

‘Queen of the Pacific’ Narco Leaves Solitary Confinement after 7 Months in U.S. Prison

‘Queen of the Pacific’ Narco Leaves Solitary Confinement after 7 Months in U.S. Prison

Femme fatale and female narco, Sandra Avila Beltran, has been removed from solitary confinement for the first time since she was jailed in a Miami prison in August of 2012. continue reading »

EXTREME TRAFFICKING: Woman Caught Trying to Smuggle Assault Rifles into Mexico from U.S.

EXTREME TRAFFICKING: Woman Caught Trying to Smuggle Assault Rifles into Mexico from U.S.

Texas border patrol officials arrested a woman from the U.S. trying to smuggling 14 assault rifles in Mexico. The weapons were hidden in her pick-up truck. continue reading »

High Ranking Gulf Cartel Narco Convicted for Importing Several Tons of Cocaine

High Ranking Gulf Cartel Narco Convicted for Importing Several Tons of Cocaine

Aurelio Cano Flores, a Mexican national and high ranking member of the Gulf Cartel, was found guilty yesterday to importing multi-tons of cocaine and marijuana into the U.S. continue reading »

Mexican Girl, 18, Arrested for Smuggling Heroin

Mexican Girl, 18, Arrested for Smuggling Heroin

A female Mexican national was arrested Wednesday for attempting to smuggle nearly a pound of heroin through the Dennis DeConcini Port. Customs and Border Protection officers selected Selena Andrea Perez-Cruz continue reading »

CBP Disrupts 2 Attempts to Move Cocaine

CBP Disrupts 2 Attempts to Move Cocaine

Trackers spot boats in Pacific, Caribbean waters - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and its interagency partners disrupted two separate maritime smuggling attempts, continue reading »

Border Agents Disrupts Human Smuggling Attempt Near Calexico

Border Agents Disrupts Human Smuggling Attempt Near Calexico

U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Calexico Station arrested three suspected alien smugglers. The incident occurred at approximately 5 p.m., when agents observed three individuals climb over continue reading »

EXTREME TRAFFICKING: Police Find “Drug Cannon” at U.S.-Mexico Border

EXTREME TRAFFICKING: Police Find “Drug Cannon” at U.S.-Mexico Border

Police in this northwestern Mexican border city seized a "cannon" used to launch packets of drugs to the U.S. side of the frontier, officials said. The pneumatic-powered device was found mo continue reading »