CBP Makes 5 Drug Busts in 2 Day

CBP Makes 5 Drug Busts in 2 Day

POSTED: Friday, February 17, 2012 - 12:04pm

UPDATED: Tuesday, February 21, 2012 - 5:40pm

EL PASO – Five drug busts in a 48-hour span were made by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers working at the El Paso port of entry.

This included two cases involving women who were traveling with children.

“Unfortunately this is something that is happening more and more in the drug smuggling community,” said Hector Mancha, CBP El Paso Port Director. “Smugglers may believe that family units will not attract the scrutiny of CBP. History has shown us that smugglers come in all age groups, sexes, nationalities and even at times as families traveling together.”

CBP officers working at the Ysleta international crossing seized 23.8 pounds of cocaine shortly before 2:00 p.m. Wednesday when drug sniffing dog “Sany” alerted to a 2005 Chevrolet Malibu. The vehicle was being driven by a 28-year-old woman who was traveling with three daughters aged nine, seven and 10 months.

Upon inspection, CBP officers located a false compartment in the rear wheel well area of the car and removed 11 cocaine-filled bundles from the compartment.

Maria Elena Estrada Garcia, 28, of Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico was turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement HSI special agents to face federal charges in connection with the failed smuggling attempt. She is currently detained at the El Paso County jail and being held without bond.

CBP officers working at the Bridge of the Americas international crossing seized 29 pounds of marijuana shortly after 4:00 p.m. Wednesday. A CBP officer noted an anomaly in the spare tire of a 1985 Chevrolet Blazer that  was being driven by a 22-year-old woman who was traveling with her two-year-old son.

Drug sniffing dog “Jive’ alerted to the spare tire, where CBP officers discovered 28 marijuana-filled bundles.

Angelica Hernandez Sanchez, 22, of Tornillo, Texas was turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement HSI special agents to face federal smuggling charges. 

In the last 48 hours CBP officers working at area ports made three additional marijuana seizures totaling 156 pounds.

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The reason I will not praise this capture of drugs by the CBP is that a short time ago the DEA allowed Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman from the Sinaloa cartel to introduce tons of drugs across the border right in front of the CBP noses. This was done so that Chapo punk would share information on rival drug gangs. I do not think therefore that the CBP is capable at all to detect anything on its won and is therefore a puppet for the DEA. This is a fact, however the documents to this are classified.

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