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U.S. Fish & Wildlife's K-9 Detectors

August 1, 2013

The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service started a K-9 detection program that uses Labrador mixes to locate illegally transported exotic animals and products at five U.S. airports. Video by Kareem Girgis. Read the full story here.

Former Customs Agent Gets 9 Years for Bribery, Smuggling

July 18, 2013
A federal judge sentenced former U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer, his girlfriend, his nephew, and two of their associates Thursday for a bribery and illegal alien smuggling scheme spanning two years, the FBI announced.

A Path to Citizenship for Gangs and Terrorists

June 24, 2013
In April, I joined many other local, state, and federal law enforcement experts in Washington D.C. to voice opposition to the flawed amnesty bill misnamed as "The Border Security, Economic, Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act."

Calif. Agency Adds Powerful, High-Tech Patrol Boat

May 7, 2013
A San Diego-area police department has added an agile, high-tech patrol boat to its fleet to intercept drug and human smugglers.

Smugglers Launched Drugs from Cannon

December 12, 2012
U.S. Border Patrol agents say smugglers have come up with yet another creative way to get drugs in the country—a cannon.

Coast Guardsman Killed In Confrontation with Smugglers

December 3, 2012
A veteran U.S. Coast Guard chief petty officer suffered fatal head trauma Sunday after drug smugglers in a panga rammed his vessel off the Ventura County, Calif., coastline.

Drug Interdiction for Patrol

September 5, 2012

You can't single-handedly win the "War on Drugs" as a patrol officer, but keen eyes and attention to detail on traffic stops can make an impact. A simple traffic stop could very well lead to a disruption in a drug supply line.

Man Arrested Trying To Smuggle Meth Candy Bars Through LAX

July 31, 2012
A Long Beach, Calif., man was arrested for attempting to smuggle methamphetamine disguised as Snickers bars from Los Angeles to Japan.

Traffic Stop Uncovers Ariz. Border Tunnel

July 12, 2012
Federal and local authorities uncovered a sophisticated underground tunnel at the California-Arizona-Mexico border with lighting, ventilation, and reinforced beams possibly linked to the Sinaloa drug cartel.

Border Patrol Seizes 'Cloned' UPS Vehicle Carrying 13 Illegals

May 25, 2012
Border Patrol agents arrested a 21-year old man who was attempting to smuggle illegal aliens into the U.S. using a vehicle that resembled a UPS van on May 18 in El Centro, Calif.

Texas DPS Patrol Boats Armed for Cartel Threats

May 17, 2012
To protect its troopers against Mexican drug cartel soldiers often armed with military-grade weaponry, the Texas Department of Public Safety has outfitted three boats to patrol the U.S. border splitting the Rio Grande River and Falcon Lake.

CBP Recovers 20 Stolen High-End Vehicles In Los Angeles

April 4, 2012
Federal customs agents uncovered 20 high-end stolen vehicles bound for Asia inside shipping containers at Los Angeles' port that were listed as "used fitness equipment."

Border Agents Find Woman in Van Wall

March 7, 2012
U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers uncovered a female illegal immigrant stuffed inside the wall of a van during a weekend that also netted the agency nearly $5.9 million in narcotics seizures.

Sophisticated Drug Tunnel Leads To $65M Marijuana Seizure

December 1, 2011
The passageway, found Tuesday after a six-month investigation, connects a warehouse in Otay Mesa with one in Tijuana, Mexico. The 612-yard long passageway is equipped with electric rail cars, lighting, reinforced walls and wooden floors.

Brazilian Police Ram Smuggling Plane

November 3, 2011

To prevent the escape of suspected smugglers, federal police agents of Ribeirão Preto used a vehicle to ram their plane. The officers, who filmed the moment of approach, prevented the airplane from taking off and in the process arrested five suspects and seized illicit cargo that included notebooks, electronic surveillance equipment and a bicycle.

Ariz. Task Force Bust Nets Marijuana, Guns, Illegals

September 20, 2011
A task force in southern Arizona seized 4,369 pounds of marijuana, 40 undocumented aliens, four vehicles, and three weapons during an operation that involved multiple agencies, the Pinal County Sheriff's Office announced.

Arizona DPS Officers Ambushed by Smugglers, No Casualties

September 16, 2011
Shots were fired at DPS officers as they were working with the U.S. Border Patrol on a human- and drug-smuggling operation in Vekol Valley early Friday morning.

Feds Seize $180M in Cocaine from Drug Sub

August 1, 2011
The U.S. Coast Guard and FBI intercepted a semi-submersible craft in the western Caribbean and seized $180 million worth of cocaine heading for the United States.

Border Patrol Agent Killed for Night Vision Gear

July 26, 2011
U.S. Border Patrol Agent Robert Rosas was ambushed and killed by five smugglers seeking to steal his night-vision goggles, according to a second suspect who has provided details of the crime in a plea agreement.

Arizona Deputy Arrested, Linked to Mexican Cartel

May 26, 2011
Deputy Alfredo Navarrette, 37, served in a special unit designed to target human smugglers moving through Maricopa County. Sheriff's detention officers Sylvia Najera, 25, and Marcella Hernandez, 28, were also arrested. Sheriff Joe Arpaio called his deputies' alleged actions "despicable."
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