Daily Archives: December 14, 2010

Agents Seize Methamphetamine, Cocaine Worth More Than $1M

Calexico, Calif. – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Interstate 8 checkpoint east of Calexico, Calif. seized methamphetamine and cocaine on Monday valued at over $1 million.

At approximately 9:45 a.m., a gold truck driven by a 21 year-old male U.S. citizen approached the primary inspection area of the Interstate 8 checkpoint. During a cursory search, a Border Patrol canine team alerted to the vehicle and agents referred the driver to the secondary inspection area. During the search, agents uncovered a hidden compartment in the front passenger side wheel well area. The aftermarket compartment contained several packages of methamphetamine and cocaine.

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Campo Mom Caught Smuggling Cocaine with Kids in Car

Tecate, Calif. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Tecate port of entry Thursday stopped a mom from Campo, Calif., with 50 pounds of cocaine in her spare tire and her four kids in the car.

At about 8 a.m., the 33-year-old female U.S. citizen drove her 2004 Chevy Trailblazer to the border crossing with her four children with her in the car: her 8-year-old daughter, her 9-year-old son, her 12-year-old son, and her 18-year-old daughter.

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Lukeville Port of Entry seizes more than 100 pounds of Pot

Marijuana has estimated value of more than $86,000

LUKEVILLE, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers working at the Lukeville Port of Entry in Arizona prevented more than 100 pounds of marijuana with an estimated value of more than $86,000 from entering the country on Dec. 12.

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