Tag: Smuggling

April 28, 2021

April 29, 2021

The Biden administration announced Operation Sentinel to disrupt transnational criminal organizations and human smugglers through targeted economic sanctions and involvement from partner countries.

Tags: Smuggling, U.S. Policy

April 1, 2021

April 1, 2021

Two Ecuadorian girls (aged 2 and 5) were dropped over the top of a 14-foot section of the border wall by a smuggler on March 30th. The children were taken to a CBP facility and then to a local hospital. 

Tags: CBP, Smuggling, Unaccompanied Children

March 19, 2021

March 23, 2021

Restrictions of movement across the US- Mexico border have not significantly reduced drug trafficking, according to law enforcement officials from both countries. The restrictions caused a slight drop in drug flows at the beginning of the pandemic, but traffickers have since adjusted and flows have returned to normal levels.

Tags: Smuggling

February 17, 2021

February 26, 2021

Border Patrol agents seized a drone carrying 1 pound of methamphetamine that crashed onto a roof in San Diego. Drone smuggling has increased in recent years as the technology becomes cheaper and more accessible.

Tags: Border Patrol, San Diego, Smuggling

June 4, 2020

June 4, 2020
  • CBP posts a notice requesting that federal contractors suggest new anti-breaching and anti-climbing technology and tools by June 12 to make the border wall less vulnerable. Despite this, CBP states that the request “does not amount to an admission that the current design is inadequate or flawed.” CBP also invites proposals for “private party construction” that would allow investors to acquire land, build a barrier on it, and sell the project to the government.

Tags: Fencing, Migration, Smuggling

May 20, 2020

May 20, 2020
Photo source: Tweet from CBP @CBP

Caption: “A brazen human smuggler led multiple agencies on a lengthy pursuit on May 15, when agents tried to conduct a vehicle stop on a pickup truck. @CBPAMO kept visual contact by air. 6 people were arrested, and 7 absconded into Mexico.”

Tags: Apprehensions, Laredo, Smuggling

April 23, 2020

April 23, 2020
  • After stopping the fourth attempt to smuggle people into the U.S. by tractor-trailer in the last four months, El Centro Sector CBP agents warn the public of the strategy’s rising trend. This fourth attempt resulted in the apprehension of 42 migrants near Calexico, California. 

Tags: Apprehensions, El Centro, Migration, Smuggling