Tag: Narcotrafficking

November 24, 2020

December 16, 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

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

April 7, 2020

April 7, 2020
  • CBP reports the seizure of approximately 3,350 pounds of marijuana within a commercial shipment at the Laredo port of entry in Texas. The narcotics have an estimated street value of $651,856. 

Tags: Drug Seizures, Laredo, Narcotrafficking

April 1, 2020

April 1, 2020
  • A CBP officer sends a suspicious vehicle for a secondary inspection at the Gateway to the Americas Bridge in Laredo, Texas. A non-intrusive device inspection confirmed the presence of drugs including 115.39 pounds of meth and 2.43 pounds of heroin worth a combined value of $2.4 million.

Tags: Counternarcotics, Heroin, Laredo, Methamphetamine, Narcotrafficking