Nogales Border Agents seized upwards of 150 pounds of methamphetamines along the United States’ southern border with Mexico this week; busting two separate drug smuggling operations across the region.
The first incident resulted in Customs Agents confiscating 58 pounds of the dangerous substance with an estimated street value of $175,000.
The second sting seized 90 pounds of the deadly drug; equaling an additional $271,140.
“Nogales Border Patrol agents arrested two U.S. citizens and one Mexican national after finding nearly 150 pounds of methamphetamine during two separate incidents over the weekend at the Interstate 19 Immigration Checkpoint,” writes the agency.
“Agents arrested both drivers and the passenger of the van for drug smuggling and seized the methamphetamine and vehicles, all of which were turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration,” confirmed the US Border Patrol Agency.
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BORDER CHAOS: California BANS TROOPS from Helping Border Patrol Agents
The government of California officially rebuked the Trump administration’s decision to deploy the National Guard to the southern border Monday; saying federal plans had their troops working “too closely” with immigration enforcement.
According to the Associated Press, state officials notified federal authorities that deployed soldiers will be prohibited from tackling duties seen as cracking down on illegal immigration: including fixing border patrol vehicles, operating surveillance cameras, and monitoring radio transmissions.
Last week, Governor Jerry Brown confirmed that he was willing to deploy upwards of 400 troops to the United States’ border with Mexico, but added the service members would be prohibited from aiding federal agents in stemming the flow of people across the border.
“This will not be a mission to build a new wall,” Brown wrote. “It will not be a mission to round up women and children or detain people escaping violence and seeking a better life. And the California National Guard will not be enforcing federal immigration laws.”
BORDER BLOODSHED: US Agents 'BASHED' with Rocks, One Dead
Border Patrol Officer killed at Southern Border, another badly hurt. We will seek out and bring to justice those responsible. We will, and must, build the Wall!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 20, 2017