Huge Bust Nets More Than Narcotics in Texas

Huge Bust Nets More Than Narcotics in Texas

It’s been a big couple of weeks for US Customs and Border Protection. Between a large cash smuggling bust thanks to a K9 unit and the arrests made within the past five days, they’re doing quite a job. These incidents advocate for the border wall, showing just how vulnerable we are to outside drugs, cash, and human trafficking.

Adding on to the $27 million bust made by US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) earlier this week, they also seized 133 illegal immigrants and almost $48 million worth of drugs between the Texas/Mexico border. Fifteen CBP reports between August 25 and 28 showed they intervened in drug and human trafficking, as well as, attempts to cross the border illegally.

August 26, the CBP arrested a Mexican national near Pharr-Reynosa International Bridge, seizing a tractor-trailer transporting 76 pounds of cocaine and 12 pounds of methamphetamine worth about $610,000 combined. On August 26, the agency discovered four stash houses and detained 24 illegals in the Rio Grande Valley. That same morning an illegal immigrant previously convicted of indecent sexual conduct with a child was also arrested.

Authorities thwarted eight attempts at smuggling humans between the 26th and the 28th of August. They also arrested seven smugglers and 53 other illegal immigrants near Edinburg, Texas.

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