Why does the US need to put more time and money into securing US borders? Well, aside from the obvious threat of a terrorist attack it’s this:
The Texas Border Protection officers intercepted more than $1M in meth and prevented it from being smuggled across the US-Mexico border. The bust happened at Hidalgo International Bridge in Hidalgo, Texas, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) said in a statement.
According to reports officers stopped a man in a white Jeep SUV as he tried to enter the United States from Mexico. Using a K9 unite and non-invasive imagine they were able to identify ‘suspicious’ cargo.
Randy Howe, Director of Field Ops gave his team kudos on Twitter for making the bust:
“They can keep on trying but it won’t come in! @CBP layered enforcement proves to be effective as over $1 million worth of alleged Methamphetamine is seized at the Hidalgo, Texas Port of Entry.”
“Our CBP officers used all of our available tools and resources to thwart this smuggling attempt and prevented these harmful narcotics from getting to American streets,” said Port Director Carlos Rodriguez in charge of the Hidalgo/Pharr/Anzalduas Port of Entry.
Authorities seized the narcotics and the vehicle. The case remains under investigation special agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement-Homeland Security Investigations (ICE-HSI)
The same day, Agents arrested two known felons in Del Rio Texas who were crossing illegally. A convicted sex offender and a convicted murderer shortly after they illegally entered the United States, March 12.
De La Sancha-Rodriguez:
At approximately 6:15 p.m., Carrizo Springs Station agents encountered a group of 10 near Carrizo Springs. During processing, record checks revealed a Mexican national, identified as Carlos De La Sancha-Rodriguez, 45, was previously arrested by the Orange County, California, Sheriff’s Office, in 1998, and convicted of lewd lascivious acts with a child. He was sentenced to 180 days confinement and removed from the United States in 1998.
At approximately 10:40 p.m., Eagle Pass Station agents apprehended a Mexican national near Eagle Pass. During processing, record checks revealed the individual, identified as Rosendo Lerma-Palma, 58, was previously arrested in Los Angeles in 1985 and convicted of first-degree murder. He was sentenced to 35 years confinement and was most recently removed from the United States in 2019.
Both face felony charges of re-entry after deportation. All subjects are processed in accordance with U.S. Customs and Border Protection policies.