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By: dtrcblog-admin On: 02-09-2018 Category: drug trafficking Comment: 0
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers stationed at the Port of Lukeville, 151 miles southwest of Tucson, recently arrested a 55-year-old man on charges of trafficking marijuana. After pulling over the middle-aged Phoenix man for inspection, a sniffer dog alerted the officers to the vehicle he was driving. A thorough search led to the […]
By: dtrcblog-admin On: 12-06-2017 Category: drug trafficking Comment: 0
In recent years, Arizona’s ports of entry (POEs) have become major gateways for huge quantities of fentanyl entering the United States. Stashed in car seats, hidden in clothing and in automobile compartments, the total amount of fentanyl seized in 2017 at different POEs along the Arizona-Mexico border jumped by 600 percent compared to 2016. According […]
Agents of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) on July 10, 2017, busted a Tucson-based narcotic trafficking ring that allegedly transported drugs via a fake Coke machine. Nine people, including 44-year-old ring leader Rene Marcos Vera, were arrested, media reports said. Authorities have confiscated more than 85 pounds of cocaine, four bank accounts, 17 […]
In early May, Border Patrol (BP) agents in the Tucson Sector of Arizona stopped a suspicious truck near Elgin in Santa Cruz County, which led them to discover over 2,000 pounds of marijuana worth over $1 million stashed in the vehicle. While the BP agents were attempting to detain the pickup truck on Lower Elgin […]
In early April 2017, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) conducted a major drug bust involving several gang members in the suburbs of Phoenix. The 18-month-long investigation led to 20 people being indicted for alleged drug-related crimes and another six being arrested during the bust. Investigating officers believe that most of the suspects are members of […]
345 pounds of marijuana seized in Sonoran desert; will US-Mexico border wall help Arizona fight drug menace?
The illegal drug trade – involving cultivation, manufacture and distribution of various banned substances – has troubled the United States for a long. Apparently, illegal drugs pour into the country through various channels, including the vast 2,000-mile Southwestern border between Mexico and the U.S., which provide ample smuggling opportunities to various drug cartels. Lately, Phoenix […]