Part One of the Disorder at the Border Weekly Roundup lists as many reports of narcotic seizures as we can find. Most of what we see happens in Texas, but Arizona and New Mexico have checked in with a few this time.
During the first six months of Fiscal Year 2022, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) statistics show agents and officers at the southwest border intercepted 150,000 pounds of drugs. The top four are Methamphetamine, which tops the list at 84,000 pounds, followed by Marijuana (43,000), Cocaine (10,600), and Fentanyl (5,000).
-Officers seized 110 pounds of methamphetamine that was concealed within the fuel tank, doors, and spare tires of two vehicles at the port of San Luis.
-Agents at the Nogales Station and their canine team discovered and seized 85 pounds of fentanyl that was concealed in a vehicle.
-Officers seized 64.90 pounds of methamphetamine with an estimated street value of $152,000 concealed within a vehicle.
-Agents at the I-19 Checkpoint seized methamphetamine and fentanyl from two U.S. citizens traveling on a shuttle bus who were attempting to conceal the drugs by strapping them to their bodies.
El Paso Sector
-Officers at the port of Columbus seized 27 pounds of heroin hidden in multiple bundles within a vehicle arriving from Mexico.
-Officers at the port of Columbus seized 451 pounds of marijuana that was found hidden in a truck.
El Paso Sector
Officers working at El Paso area ports of entry seized 18 pounds of cocaine, 27 pounds of heroin, and 78 pounds of marijuana last weekend.
-During vehicle inspections at the Paso Del Norte border crossing, canines detected the presence of narcotics in a vehicle driven by a 24-year-old male U.S. citizen. Inspection revealed seven packages of cocaine weighing 18 pounds concealed within the vehicle.
-A canine alerted to a vehicle driven by a 63-year-old male U.S. Citizen arriving from Mexico. Inspection revealed 75 bundles of marijuana weighing 78 pounds hidden within the vehicle.
-Officers at the Paso Del Norte border crossing inspected a vehicle driven by a 19-year-old female U.S. citizen and discovered 4.54 pounds of cocaine.
-At the Bridge of the Americas, officers inspected a vehicle driven by a 23-year-old male U.S. citizen and discovered packages of cocaine weighing 12.43 pounds hidden within.
-Also at the Bridge of the Americas, officers inspected a vehicle driven by a 28-year-old female U.S. citizen and discovered six bundles of heroin weighing 14.20 pounds and one bundle of cocaine weighing 2.7 pounds concealed within the vehicle.
-A few hours later at the same location, officers encountered a vehicle driven by a 21-year-old male U.S. citizen who was attempting to smuggle 108.5 pounds of marijuana into the country.
In two separate incidents, $380,000 worth of cocaine was intercepted at the Hidalgo International Bridge.
-Inspection of a vehicle arriving from Mexico was found to contain five packages of cocaine weighing 11.81 pounds.
-Inspection of a vehicle arriving from Mexico revealed 15 packages of cocaine weighing 27.69 pounds concealed within.
Rio Grande Valley Sector
-Just after midnight, agents and DPS troopers observed a group of approximately 15 subjects walking away from the Rio Grande near Roma. Some were carrying large bundles suspected of being marijuana. Several subjects were observed loading into a Ford Expedition in an area commonly used to pick up illegal aliens and narcotics. As agents approached the vehicle, all occupants fled into the brush. Two bundles of marijuana, weighing 116 pounds, and valued at more than $93,000 were seized, and 13 illegals from Mexico, Central America, and the Dominican Republic were apprehended. Among the group was a four-year-old boy and his mother from Guatemala. The driver was not located.
According to U.S. Customs and Border Protection, during the month of March, agents and officers seized over 43,000 pounds of narcotics.