Timeline for entries tagged “Narcotrafficking”

A chronology of events related to U.S. border governance and migration

November 24, 2020

  • Three Mexican nationals tied to cross-border trucking companies were charged in San Diego federal court following the discovery of a massive cache of drugs, cash and ammunitions stockpiled at an Otay Mesa truck yard, the U.S. attorney’s office said. The cumulative seizure — $3.5 million in cash, 685 kilograms of cocaine, 24 kilograms of fentanyl, about 20,000 rounds of .50-caliber ammunition and hundreds of body armor vests — is believed to be the largest of its kind in the Southern District of California, federal prosecutors said. 

Tags: Border and Migration Politics, Drug Seizures, Narcotrafficking, Organized Crime, U.S. Policy

April 22, 2020

  • National Border Patrol President Brandon Judd states that crossings between the official ports of entry are at their lowest numbers in approximately 45 years due to the coronavirus outbreak and the travel ban. Judd notes that the drop in activity by cartels is one of many factors contributing to the decrease.

Tags: Migration, Narcotrafficking