Drug Trafficking

40 Charged in West Texas Meth Trafficking Ring

The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Texas announced a series of charges filed against 40 people in connection to methamphetamine trafficking. The charges include distribution of methamphetamine, unlawful possession of firearms, and conspiracy.

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CBP, Coast Guard Seize 9 Tons of Cocaine in Three Incidents

U.S. Customs and Border Protection aircrews teamed up with the Coast Guard to seize nearly nine tons of cocaine in three separate incidents in July and August. The 17,620-pound seizures had an estimated street value of more than $333 million, officials stated.

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China to Execute Canadian amid Huawei CFO Scandal

A Chinese court on Wednesday rejected Canadian citizen Robert Lloyd Schellenberg’s appeal of his death sentence, imposed in January 2019 after Canada arrested Huawei Chief Financial Officer and Chinese Communist Party heavyweight Meng Wanzhou for extradition to the United States.

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2.76 Tons of Cocaine Seized from Sub near Puerto Rico

CBP Air and Marine Operations agents assisted in the interdiction and seizure of more than one ton of cocaine from a semi-submersible vessel near Puerto Rico. The seizure led to the arrest and indictment of three people for a variety of drug trafficking and maritime law violations.

CBP AMO and U.S. Coast Guard interdict a semi-submersible vessel loaded with 2,500 pounds of cocaine. (Photo: CBP Air and Marine Operations)

CBP Air and Marine Units Seize 5 Tons of Drugs in 3 Days

CBP Air and Marine Operations agents operating Guardian Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) assisted in the seizure of five tons of drugs during a three-day period in March. Officials released information on Friday reporting the seizure of approximately $127 million in contraband.

UAS Operated by CBP Air and Marine Operations along the U.S.-Mexico border. (File Photo: U.S. Customs and Border Protection/Air and Marine Operations)