Tag: smuggling

Sen Cornyn introduces legislation for permanent revocation of CDL’s

U.S. Sen. John Cornyn announced new federal legislation Friday that aims to crack down on commercial truck drivers who smuggle illegal immigrants.The legislation, dubbed the Putting the Brakes on Human Smuggling Act, imposes tougher penalties against commercial truck drivers convicted of smuggling humans, said Cornyn, who was flanked at the Laredo North checkpoint by Carlos

CBP officers seize $1.8 million in drugs

LAREDO — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers seized $1.8 million in cocaine and marijuana in three separate incidents recently, according to a news release from the agency. The largest seizure occurred Feb. 17, at the Lincoln-Juarez Bridge when a drug dog reacted to the odor of narcotics emanating from the rear rocker panel area

Ex Border Patrol Agent, wife, BUSTED!

A former Border Patrol agent and his wife, who also own the restaurant Burger Patrol, were arrested Thursday on charges of conspiracy to transport illegal immigrants.An indictment unsealed in federal court Friday alleges that on three occasions in 2007, David Cruz, 32, and Susana Lopez-Portillo De Cruz, 35, conspired to transport illegal immigrants by motor

Smuggling nukes through Canada easier than Mexico

OTTAWA — On Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2006, a silver SUV stopped on a dirt road along the Canada-U.S. border and a man in a windbreaker and jeans emerged toting a gym bag containing four small canisters of weapons-grade uranium. He walked about eight meters through a scrub field, past a stone obelisk marking the international