Border Patrol Weekly Blotter: July 30 – August 5

Trucking related enforcement actions by the CBP.

*This overview is compiled from incidents reported to the Office of Border Patrol and is not intended to reflect all Border Patrol enforcement actions. Most arrests and seizures fail to meet the requirements for mandatory reporting to the Office of Border Patrol.

Reported on July 30, 2009

El Centro Sector – Border Patrol agents arrested two nationals of Mexico, 35 illegal aliens from Mexico, and seized two 1999 tractor-trailers near Brawley, California. A Border Patrol canine alerted to both vehicles, and agents subsequently discovered 26 subjects locked inside one trailer and nine additional subjects concealed in the cab of the second tractor.

Reported on August 5, 2009

Laredo Sector – Border Patrol agents seized 1,279 pounds of marijuana valued at $1,018,560, a 2000 International tractor-trailer, and arrested a USC at the traffic checkpoint near Laredo, Texas. The subject presented himself for inspection and a Border Patrol canine alerted to the trailer. A search revealed 77 bundles of marijuana within the cargo.

Rio Grande Valley Sector – Border Patrol agents seized 1,254 pounds of marijuana valued at $1,003,520, a 1996 Freightliner tractor-trailer, and arrested a USC at the traffic checkpoint near Falfurrias, Texas. A Border Patrol canine alerted to the trailer and agents discovered the marijuana concealed in a false wall compartment in the trailer.

Further proof that the majority of drugs seized are being smuggled inland by American truckers.
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