CBP seizes methamphetamine - Silver Immigration

CBP Seized Nearly 40k lbs of Meth (Oct ’18 – May ’19)

Over the past five years, there has been a clear trend in the amount of methamphetamine seized by United States Customs and Border Protection (“CBP”).

  • FY 2014: 19,613 lbs
  • FY 2015: 25,496 lbs
  • FY 2016: 33,086 lbs
  • FY 2017: 46,247 lbs
  • FY 2018: 56,362 lbs

More meth is being found by CBP officers and the canine units are proving to be an effective way to find these illicit drugs.

On June 3, 2019, CBP reported that officers seized over 92 pounds of meth at the Port of San Luis. Officers referred a Glendale resident for additional inspection of his Toyota SUV where a narcotics detection canine detected a scent coming from the vehicle. A further search lead to the discovery of a large amount of meth stashed throughout the car. It is estimated that the street value of the drugs was over $276,000.00

On May 30, 2019, US Border Patrol agents arrested a man with 72 packages of meth concealed inside his car’s fuel tank. The on-duty canine alerted the officers who sent the man to secondary inspection where they discovered over 85 pounds of meth. As of October 2018, the San Diego Sector has seized over 2,000 pounds of meth valued at over $4,635,000.00

On May 28, 2019, CBP officers at the Andrade port of entry found 153 packages of crystal meth inside the spare tire and gas tank of a car. The 41-year old US citizen was driving a Dodge Ram truck when a canine alerted the officers to the undercarriage of the car. A subsequent search revealed 112 pounds of meth.

CBP is one of the world’s largest law enforcement organizations and is responsible for guarding US borders. Made up of over 60,000 employees, the organization is composed of uniformed ranks, forensic scientists, international trade specialists, public affairs officers, canine teams, and a plethora of other specialists. On a typical day, CBP seizes nearly 6 tons of illicit drugs.

Controlled substance offenses and being deemed an illicit drug trafficker will result in a finding of inadmissibility (a bar to entering the United States). Certain offenders are eligible for a waiver of inadmissibility, which would thereafter facilitate entry into the US. If you believe you may be inadmissible and want to know if you are eligible for a waiver, call Silver Immigration for more information.