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    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A Hell’s Angels member was sentenced Monday to 14 years in prison after selling pounds of methamphetamine to an undercover officer and fleeing to California. The U.S. Department of Justice District of Minnesota said that Justin Schmitz, 39, was sentenced to 168 months in prison and five years of supervised release. According to prosecutors,...
    EL PASO, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – U.S. Customs and Border Protection Officers at the El Paso area ports of entry, seized more than 83 pounds of cocaine, more than seven pounds of fentanyl, over 73 pounds of methamphetamine, 107 pounds of marijuana and arrested 25 fugitives in the last week. “Our CBP officers continue to secure our borders and safeguard our...
    BROWNSVILLE, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Gateway International Bridge intercepted a load of methamphetamine and heroin worth $445,897  hidden within a truck. Packages containing nearly 14 pounds of methamphetamine, more than seven pounds of heroin seized by CBP officers at Brownsville Port of Entry. (credit: U.S. Customs and Border Protection) “Our officers use a...
    Border Patrol officers in Southern California discovered nearly $13 million worth of methamphetamine and fentanyl hidden inside a shipment that a Mexican national attempted to smuggle across the border, officials said Tuesday. Officers at the Otay Mesa Commercial Facility near San Diego made the discovery on Aug. 5 after conducting an extensive examination on a tractor-trailer that was supposedly transporting...
    U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers seized over $1 million in drugs at the Laredo Port of Entry in Texas over a two-day period at the end of June. Officers captured $1.4 million in alleged cocaine, methamphetamine, and fentanyl in four drug busts Monday and Tuesday, according to a Friday press release. “In an effort to secure our Nation’s borders,...
    EL PASO, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – U.S. Customs and Border Protection Officers at the El Paso area ports of entry had a busy week, seizing more than 23 pounds of fentanyl, 190 pounds of methamphetamine, 29 pounds of cocaine, 42 pounds of marijuana and arresting 25 fugitives from justice. “CBP Officers remain focused on their mission of protecting the homeland,” said CBP Director...
    Over 1,100 pounds of methamphetamine concealed in a watermelon shipment were seized by US Customs and Border Protection officers in California last week, authorities said. The drug bust was made last Tuesday at the Otay Mesa Port of Entry after authorities stopped a 47-year-old Mexican national driving a truck with a trailer, CBP said in a Friday press release. CALIFORNIA...
    INDIANAPOLIS (KABC) -- A traffic stop in Indiana led to the seizure of more than 160 pounds of methamphetamine and the arrest of a Victorville man, according to authorities.Dejohntae Williams, 27, was driving a semi tractor-trailer on Interstate 65 in Indianapolis Friday morning when he was stopped by a state trooper for speeding, Indiana State Police said in a news...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Six pounds of meth was seized in Pine and Isanti counties on Friday. Over the past six months, the East Central Drug and Violent Offenders Task (ECDVOTF) has been investigating a group of individuals involved in drug trafficking from California to Minnesota and in the distribution of methamphetamine in the Chisago, Isanti, Kanabec, and Pine County area....
    U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers seized nearly 370 pounds of methamphetamine at a Texas border crossing commercial lane. The officers found the $7.3 million in drugs in a tractor-trailer attempting to enter from Mexico. CBP officers assigned to the Laredo Port of Entry on March 25 observed a tractor-trailer approaching from Mexico to enter the United States via a...
    New York : The drugs were in a Cubs bag like the one in this photo. Photo: Rich Pilling / . Jesús Camargo, a Mexican baseball player minor league that belongs to the Chicago Cubs organization, was arrested this week in the state of Colorado for drug traffic. Eagle County officials found 21 pounds of...
    HOUSTON (CBSDFW.COM) – Narcotics officers with the Houston Police Department seized 50 pounds of methamphetamine, a handgun with a skull grip, and dismantled a dangerous meth conversion lab. (credit: Houston Police Department) The drug lab was in the garage of a home in the west side of Houston. A suspect was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance with...
    PARAMOUNT (CBSLA) — The FBI says a joint investigation with the LAPD into organized crime resulted in the seizure of $112 million worth of methamphetamine. The FBI Los Angeles’ office tweeted an image of several bags and bricks of drugs, cash and a gun they say was seized from a location in Paramount. READ MORE: Natural History Museums Butterfly Pavilion Reopens...
    SANTA ROSA (BCN/CBS SF) — A man suspected of selling methamphetamine out of two homes in Santa Rosa is behind bars, according to Santa Rosa Police. The suspect was identified as Edgar Ortega Aguilar. READ MORE: Family Reveals Discovery Bay Murder Victim Had Taken In Woman, Child Who Are Now Missing Narcotics detectives began investigating the 38-year-old Santa Rosa...
    SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — Dozens of suspects in a wide-ranging drug and weapons trafficking operation run by a Mexican drug cartel have been arrested across Northern California, federal authorities announced Thursday morning. The operation netted 44 arrests on a variety of charges spanning 15 separate cases, including a massive 572-pound methamphetamine bust in Sunnyvale late last month. U.S. Attorney...
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A massive crackdown on drug trafficking in the San Francisco Bay Area has ended with dozens of people being indicted and the seizure of more than a half-ton of methamphetamine, federal authorities announced Thursday. “Operation Burnt Orange" involved four separate investigations over more than 1 1/2 years and numerous federal, state and local law enforcement agencies....
    WESTMINSTER, Colo. (CBS4) – Police in Adams County on Friday announced that a drug bust this month netted 20 pounds of methamphetamine and a 22-year-old man is under arrest and facing charges. Fernando Arellano Villa-Gomez was arrested in Westminster on Jan. 7 and is being held at the Adams County Jail. Fernando Arellano Villa-Gomez (credit: Adams County) “We are very...
    WESTMINSTER, Colo. (CBS4) – Police in Adams County on Friday announced that a drug bust this month netted 20 pounds of methamphetamine, and a 22-year-old man is under arrest and facing charges. Fernando Arellano Villa-Gomez was arrested in Westminster on Jan. 7 and taken to the Adams County Jail. Fernando Arellano Villa-Gomez (credit: Adams County) “We are very proud to...
    HUNTINGTON BEACH (CBSLA) — A vessel traveling from Mexico carrying 333 pounds of methamphetamine was intercepted by the U.S. Coast Guard near Huntington Beach, U.S. Customs and Border Protection reported Tuesday. DHS partners seized 333 pounds of meth Monday in Southern California. (credit: U.S. Customs and Border Protection) The methamphetamine had a street value of $915,750. The vessel was initially...
    Border officials seized over 120 pounds of liquid methamphetamine hidden in water bottles near a San Diego, California, port of entry on Wednesday, U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced Friday. The narcotics were found in a 2020 Ford Eagle driven by a 36-year-old female U.S. citizen who was waiting in line to enter the U.S., CBP announced. The vehicle was...
            by Kaylee Greenlee  Officials announced the seizure of liquid methamphetamine hidden in a gas tank, more than 800 pounds of marijuana, nearly 15 pounds of fentanyl and over $37 million worth of methamphetamine at the southern border over the weekend, Customs and Border Protection announced Monday. Officials found liquid methamphetamine in the gas tank of...
    Officials announced the seizure of liquid methamphetamine hidden in a gas tank, more than 800 pounds of marijuana, nearly 15 pounds of fentanyl and over $37 million worth of methamphetamine at the southern border over the weekend, Customs and Border Protection announced Monday. Officials found liquid methamphetamine in the gas tank of a semi-truck driven by a 25-year-old lawful permanent...
    U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers in Eagle Pass, Texas, seized more than $1 million worth of methamphetamine found in two passenger vehicles attempting to cross the border into Texas from Mexico. CBP Office of Field Operations officers assigned to the Camino Real International Bridge on December 5 observed a 2015 Nissan Juke approaching from Mexico for entry into the...
    El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents seized nearly 165 pounds of methamphetamine and cocaine smuggled into the U.S. on an ultralight aircraft. The agents found the nearly half-million dollars worth of drugs north of the California-Mexico border. Calexico Station Border Patrol agents working in the city of Calexico, California, on December 3 heard a loud noise coming from the sky....
    U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers seized nearly $3 million in methamphetamine and heroin at a Texas crossing Tuesday. Officials report the 142 pounds of drugs were stashed in a shipment of carrots. CBP officers assigned to the Pharr-Reynosa International Bridge observed a tractor-trailer approaching for entry into the United States. Officers selected the rig for secondary inspection, according to...
    SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — An investigation of street narcotics sales led to the arrest of a suspect last week, and the seizure of drugs valued at more than $100,000 including over 15 pounds of methamphetamine, San Francisco police said Tuesday. More than $22,000 in cash was also confiscated during the investigation. Marc Avery Gersen, 39, was arrested after search...
    SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — A 39-year-old suspect was in custody and drugs with a street value of $70,000 seized including more than 15 pounds of methamphetamine in a San Francisco drug bust, authorities announced Tuesday. San Francisco police said Marc Avery Gersen was being held in county jail on multiple drug charges. Gersen was arrested Thursday afternoon after narcotics...
    Federal authorities on Wednesday showed off results of Southern California raids early this month that led to the biggest domestic seizure of methamphetamine in U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration history. The 2,224 pounds of methamphetamine was seized Oct.. 2 during an investigation of a drug-trafficking organization with ties to the Sinaloa cartel, the DEA said in a statement. "These two seizures...
    The US Drug Enforcement Administration recovered over 2,200 pounds of methamphetamine earlier this month in Southern California, the agency’s largest-ever domestic seizure of the drug, officials said Wednesday. The agency executed the bust on Oct. 2 at stash houses in Riverside County, east of Los Angeles, with ties to the Sinaloa cartel, the DEA said in a statement. “The...
    The US Drug Enforcement Administration recovered over 2,200 pounds of methamphetamine earlier this month in Southern California, the agency’s largest-ever domestic seizure of the drug, officials said Wednesday. The agency executed the bust on Oct. 2 at stash houses in Riverside County, east of Los Angeles, with ties to the Sinaloa cartel, the DEA said in a statement. “The largest...
    MONTEBELLO, Calif. (AP) — Federal authorities on Wednesday showed off results of Southern California raids early this month that led to the biggest domestic seizure of methamphetamine in U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration history. The 2,224 pounds (1,008.7 kilograms) of methamphetamine was seized Oct.. 2 during an investigation of a drug-trafficking organization with ties to the Sinaloa cartel, the DEA said...
    (CNN)Authorities at the Otay Mesa Port of Entry in San Diego discovered more than 3,100 pounds of methamphetamine and other drugs hidden in a truck delivering medical supplies from Mexico. Drug smugglers used bottles of hand sanitizer to conceal meth shipmentsThe tractor-trailer loaded with an estimated $7.2 million worth of drugs was stopped on October 9, according to a statement...
    U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) just made its second-largest methamphetamine bust in the agency's history. Officers recently seized 3,100 pounds of meth in San Diego — worth $7.2 million.  CBP announced this week that border patrol officers seized more than 3,100 pounds of methamphetamine, fentanyl powder, fentanyl pills and heroin at the Otay Mesa commercial facility on Friday morning. ...
    FOREST, Miss. (AP) — Law enforcement officers who pulled a driver over for a traffic violation in Mississippi allegedly discovered about 37 pounds of methamphetamine hidden inside a spare tire stashed in the vehicle. The Scott County Sheriff’s Office and the Flowood Police Department stopped a pickup truck along an interstate near Flowood early this month after spotting it driving...
    Over 3,000 lbs of methamphetamine, along with heroin, fentanyl powder and pills, were seized by officials near San Diego, California, Customs and Border Patrol announced Sunday. The bust is the second-largest methamphetamine seizure along the southern border in the history of the agency, according to Customs and Border Protection (CBP). The seizure occurred on the morning of Oct. 9 after...
    FOREST, Miss. (AP) — Law enforcement officers who pulled a driver over for a traffic violation in Mississippi allegedly discovered about 37 pounds (17 kilograms) of methamphetamine hidden inside a spare tire stashed in the vehicle. The Scott County Sheriff’s Office and the Flowood Police Department stopped a pickup truck along an interstate near Flowood early this month after spotting...
    SAN DIEGO (AP) — Federal authorities have announced a seizure of thousands of pounds of methamphetamine in Southern California. A truck screened Friday at the U.S.-Mexico border crossing at San Diego’s Otay Mesa contained 3,014 pounds (1,367.1 kilograms) of methamphetamine, U.S. Customs and Border Protection said in a statement Sunday. The truck also contained 64 pounds (29 kilograms) of heroin,...
    Getty The Department of Justice seal. A Texas man named Nicolas Castro is accused of attempting to transport 1.26 kilograms (0.277 pounds) of meth into the United States, according to a press release from the Southern District of Texas. Castro, 30, was charged on September 8 and accused of bringing the tacos while crossing the U.S. border near...
    U.S. Customs and Border Patrol officers working the Calexico, California, port of entry seized more than $2 million worth of methamphetamine and fentanyl. The interdiction occurred on Thursday after the officers searched an SUV crossing from Mexico. CBP officers at the Calexico Port of Entry observed a 2006 Mitsubishi Outlander approaching from Mexico for entry into the United States, according...
    Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents disrupted a drug smuggling attempt at an interior checkpoint in Arizona. They found more than 600 pounds of methamphetamine in an after-market compartment on a pickup truck. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Highway 286 immigration checkpoint observed a Ford F-250 approaching for inspection. The agents referred the driver, a 26-year-old man from Hereford, Arizona,...
    U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers disrupted a unique drug smuggling operation by finding cocaine and methamphetamine hidden in large boulders of quartz. Smugglers hid 229 packages of drugs inside the boulders and cemented them back together. CBP officers assigned to the Tecate cargo crossing on September 14 observed a tractor-trailer approaching for entry into the United States. The driver...
    U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers seized 326 pounds of methamphetamine at an international cargo facility on the Texas-Mexico border. CBP officers assigned to the Pharr-Reynosa International Bridge cargo facility on September 12 observed a tractor-trailer approaching from Mexico for entry into the United States. The driver, a 40-year-old Mexican male, declared the trailer contained a load of avocados, according...
    ARIZONA – The United States authorities announced the result of an operation that dealt a “severe blow” to the main drug distribution centers of the Mexican cartels in the country, with the arrest of 1,840 individuals and the seizure of more than 28,560 pounds. of methamphetamine. Officials announced the results of the first six months...
    ARIZONA – The United States authorities announced the result of an operation that dealt a “severe blow” to the main drug distribution centers of the Mexican cartels in the country, with the arrest of 1,840 individuals and the seizure of more than 28,560 pounds. of methamphetamine. Officials announced the results of the first six months...
    Customs and Border Protection officers assigned to a Texas crossing on September 5 seized 69 pounds of methamphetamine found in a passenger sedan attempting to enter from Mexico. CBP officers assigned to the Hidalgo-Reynosa International Bridge observed a man driving a 2011 Dodge Avenger approaching from Mexico for entry into the United States. The officers referred the driver to a...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Dozens of people were arrested, and more than 5,000 pounds of methamphetamine and nearly $16 million was seized in the Southern California area amid a nationwide operation to disrupt the Mexican cartels’ drug “transportation hubs.” The six-month-long “Operation Crystal Shield” launched on Feb. 20 after the DEA identified nine major methamphetamine trafficking hubs: Los Angeles, San...
    U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers in South Texas seized more than 60 pounds of methamphetamine. The officers found the drugs inside the driver’s cab of a tractor-trailer rig attempting to enter the U.S. from Mexico. CBP officers assigned to the Starr-Camargo International Bridge near Rio Grande City, Texas, observed a tractor-trailer approaching from Mexico. The officer referred the driver...
    SAN MATEO (CBS SF) — Police in San Mateo on Friday seized approximately 40 pounds of methamphetamine during a traffic stop. Officers with the San Mateo Police Department conducted the traffic stop at 2:15 p.m. in the 2900 block of S Norfolk Street. Meth seized. (Photo: San Mateo Police Dept. via Facebook) The officers subsequently located the methamphetamine inside the...
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