Mexican cartels

Drug Cartels Utilize Makeshift Ferry to ‘Float-Over’ Drugs from Mexico to Texas

Drug cartels operating in Mexico frequently employ creative means to smuggle narcotics across the border into the United States. One such method, unique to Texas’ Rio Grande Valley, is referred to by Border Patrol agents as a “Float-Over.”  The technique involves using a makeshift ferry to move an SUV or pick-up truck, pre-loaded with narcotics, across the Rio Grande River.

Border Patrol agents find a makeshift ferry used to smuggle drugs across the Rio Grande. (Photo: U.S. Border Patrol)

174 Pounds of Meth, Cocaine Seized at Texas Border Crossing

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers in the Rio Grande Valley seized nearly 175 pounds of methamphetamine and cocaine at a Texas port of entry. The seizures came in two failed drug-trafficking events at the Hidalgo-Reynosa International Bridge.

Meth Seizure at Texas Border Crossing. (Photo: U.S. Customs and Border Protection)

U.S. Identifies Mexico’s Former Defense Secretary as Cartel Godfather

U.S. federal prosecutors accuse Mexico’s former secretary of defense and some of his top aides of working with drug traffickers for years. The allegations followed the highly publicized arrest in California by U.S. federal agents and the subsequent court appearance of the former general. Prosecutors unsealed a five-count indictment against him.

Mexico's Defense Secretary Gen. Salvador Cienfuegos Zepeda gestures as U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis listens during a reception ceremony in Mexico City, Friday, Sept. 15, 2017. Mattis is meeting with senior Mexican government officials in the capital on the eve of Mexico's national Independence Day. At right is Secretary of …

800 Pound Meth Seizure Breaks Arizona Port Record

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers assigned to the Nogales Port of Entry in Arizona seized 800 pounds of methamphetamine and fentanyl being smuggling into the United States from Mexico. This sets a new record for the Nogales Port of Entry.

800 pounds of methamphetamine seized at the Nogales Port of Entry. (Photo: U.S. Customs and Border Protection)

Estado Fronterizo Mexicano se Prepara Por Posible Incremento en Robos de Carretera por Coronavirus

Funcionarios del gobierno en el estado fronterizo de Nuevo León anunciaron una nueva serie de operaciones destinadas a reducir un aumento esperado en los robos en carreteras contra vehículos comerciales y posibles saqueos de tiendas. La espera en una ola de delincuencia llega en un momento en que los viajes por carretera han disminuido considerablemente después de la llegada del  coronavirus (COVID-19) a México.

The Associated Press

Migrant Family Apprehensions at Border Down 94 Percent from Peak in May

The apprehension of migrant families who illegally cross the border between ports of entry from Mexico into the U.S. fell by 94 percent from the surge’s peak in May 2019. U.S. Customs and Border Protection Acting Commissioner Mark Morgan credits President Donald Trump and his administration’s policies for the dramatic eight-month decline.

Mexican National Guards stand on the Mexican side of the Suchiate River near Ciudad Hidalgo, Mexico, where they watch Central American migrants standing on the Guatemalan side of the river, early Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020. The number of migrants stuck at the Guatemala-Mexico border continued to dwindle Wednesday as detentions …