Border Patrol Continues Intercepting Large Drug Shipments from Mexico

Written by RSN

January 27, 2009
Right Side News Reports the ongoing activity from our southern border and the never-ending supply of cocaine, heroine, marijuana, weapons, and criminal activity coming out of a collapsing Mexico. Is this the trickle before the tsunami yet to come? When Mexico collapses under the burgeoning weight of the drug cartels, all hell will break loose.
Our own DHS has “contingency plans” that are not detailed. We do hope it contains a fast military response in true show of force. The US Gov’t has yet to secure the southern border, although they can secure a country like Iraq far from home.

Border Patrol Seizes Cocaine Worth $2.5 Million near Hebbronville
January 26, 2009

Laredo, Texas - Border Patrol agents assigned to the Hebbronville station stopped an attempt to smuggle more than 77 pounds of cocaine today.

Early this morning, the driver of a white Ford F-150 pulled into the immigration inspection station located south of Hebbronville on Highway 1017. During an immigration inspection of the driver, a Border Patrol canine alerted toward the vehicle.

Agents searched the truck and found 30 small bundles wrapped in black electrical tape. The bundles were hidden in two false compartments. One of the compartments was in the dashboard and the other was in the rear wall of the cab. The bundles contained cocaine with a total weight of 77.5 pounds and an estimated street value of $2.5 million.

The drugs, the truck and the driver were turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration.
CBP Officers Seize More than 4 Tons of Dope from Tractor Trailer

January 26, 2009

Calexico, Calif. - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the cargo facility at the Calexico east port of entry seized more than 8,000 pounds of marijuana found commingled with boxes of plastic articles in a tractor-trailer rig that entered the port at about 7:20 p.m. on Friday, January 23, officials announced today.

The interception comes on the heels of eight other major narcotics seizures that occurred earlier in the week at the downtown port of entry.

CBP officers found 503 wrapped packages of marijuana valued at over $3.5 million hidden within numerous boxes of plastic articles inside the trailer, officials said.

Border Patrol Agents in Arizona Arrest Alleged Rapist

January 26, 2009

Wellton, Ariz. - Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents patrolling a remote area arrest an illegal alien wanted for rape.

Friday morning, while conducting line watch duties, Border Patrol agents assigned to Camp Desert Grip discovered footprints of 10 individuals crossing the international boundary between the United States and Mexico illegally.

Camp Desert Grip is a Border Patrol forward operating base located in the far southeastern corner of the Yuma sector, in order to detect and deter illegal entries in remote desert areas. After tracking the group for about five miles, agents apprehended 10 individuals 15 miles southwest of Ajo, Ariz., each of whom admitted entering the United States illegally that morning.

All 10 individuals were transported to the nearby Ajo Border Patrol Station for further investigation and processing.

Fingerprint checks identified one member of the group, Florentino Ortiz-Lopez, as having an outstanding warrant for a rape charge out of Indianapolis, Ind. The individual was transported to the Wellton Border Patrol Station and the Yuma County Sheriff's Office will coordinate his extradition to Indianapolis. ------------------

U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.

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