Daily Archives: August 23, 2010

Million Dollar Heroin Seizure at Checkpoint

Blythe, Calif. — U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Yuma Sector seized more than $1 million dollars in heroin at a Border Patrol checkpoint on Highway 95, north of Yuma on Thursday.

Border Patrol agents assigned to the Blythe station encountered an 18-year-old woman driving a convertible at the primary inspection area of the checkpoint. A canine team conducted a cursory inspection and alerted to the vehicle. Agents investigated and discovered a false compartment in the vehicle that contained 11 bundles of heroin.

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Calexico CBP Officers Foil Attempt to Smuggle $2.3 Million in Marijuana

Calexico, Calif. – U. S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Calexico East commercial truck facility prevented a tractor-trailer carrying medical supplies from smuggling more than 5,144 pounds of marijuana into the U.S.

Cellophane wrapped packages of marijuana concealed within a shipment of medical supplies.
Calexico East commercial truck facility CBP officers prevent more than 232 cellophane wrapped packages of marijuana with an estimated street value of $2,333,680 that were concealed within a shipment of medical supplies from entering the U. S.
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