• Biden administration announces new operation to crack down on human smuggling

    The Biden administration announced Tuesday an operation focused on disrupting transnational criminal organizations, including human smugglers who have facilitated the illegal crossings of migrants at the US-Mexico border. The administration has been up against human smugglers who in some cases have marketed their services on Facebook, a platform critics say has failed to uphold its content moderation commitments, […]

  • Victim’s Uncle: ‘She Never Told Me of Her Plans to Cross’

    [bc_video video_id=”6237085892001″ account_id=”5728959025001″ player_id=”rJpklujDf” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” playsinline=”” picture_in_picture=”” max_width=”640px” mute=”” width=”100%” height=”100%” ] Only 23-years-old, Yesenia Cardona from Chiquimulilla, Guatemala, died in a crash near El Centro, CA on Tuesday. The SUV had 25 people inside, and the incident is now being investigated as part of a larger human-smuggling operation. Everyone inside that […]

  • ‘El Chapo’ Guzman associate who testified against the kingpin sentenced to 84 months in prison

    (CNN) — Tirso Martinez Sanchez, a former associate of Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman whose testimony helped convict the drug kingpin, was sentenced to 84 months in prison — about seven years — in Brooklyn federal court Thursday. Martinez Sanchez, 53, was part of a chorus of colorful government cooperators who took the stand during the 2 1/2-month trial […]

  • Man Suspected of Smuggling Almost 150 Pounds of Meth into County

    A 55-year-old man allegedly caught hauling close to 150 pounds of methamphetamine in his pickup truck near Temecula was being held Tuesday in lieu of $1 million bail. Robert Park Walker was arrested by U.S. Border Patrol agents after he was stopped along northbound Interstate 15, leaving San Diego County and just entering Riverside County. […]

  • Rat Meat Seized From Passenger Arriving at O’Hare

    Officials say U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport thwarted a man’s attempt to import several pounds of African rat meat. Customs spokesman Steve Bansbach said Tuesday that the man declared the 32 pounds of meat on June 26 when his flight arrived from the Ivory Coast. The meat was confiscated […]

  • Border Patrol Arrests Woman Attempting to Smuggle Meth

    Border Patrol agents working at the Highway 86 immigration checkpoint arrested a woman suspected of smuggling methamphetamine on Saturday. The incident occurred at approximately 5:47 p.m., when a 26-year-old woman driving a black Nissan Altima approached the checkpoint.  A Border Patrol canine detection team alerted to the vehicle.  Agents sent the vehicle to secondary inspection […]

  • Methamphetamine Seized at Border Patrol Checkpoint

    El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents working at the Highway 86 immigration checkpoint arrested two females suspected of smuggling methamphetamine Friday evening. The incident occurred at approximately 8:30 p.m., when a passenger bus approached the checkpoint. Agents referred the bus to secondary inspection for an immigration inspection of the occupants. While in secondary inspection, a […]

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