May 5, 2012

SandBoxBlogs: Customs and Border Protection "CBP U.S. Border Patrol Spokane Sector Agents Seize Cocaine Valued Over $800,000"

"Metaline Falls, Wash. - CBP Spokane Sector Border Patrol agents arrested two Canadian Citizens, one Mexican National and seized approximately 80 pounds of cocaine this week near Metaline Falls, Washington. The estimated value of the cocaine is $801,020. This narcotics seizure was the result of effective tactical planning and active patrolling of remote border trails by Border Patrol agents in the field.
Agents encountered the suspects and contraband approximately 11 miles north of Metaline Falls, Washington in the Salmo Mountain area. One of the suspects hid from agents and was tracked out the next day in a snow storm with critical support from the Office of Air and Marine, Spokane Air Branch.
“This seizure and arrests are a direct result of the coordinated efforts between our CBP Border Patrol agents and Air Interdiction agents in support of our national security mission," said Gloria Chavez, Chief of the Spokane Border Patrol Sector. “It’s this kind of daily commitment, combined with specialized skills, that drives our agents to successfully interdict the flow of illicit contraband as we protect our border communities.”
All seized contraband and suspects were turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) for further processing.
CBP’s U.S. Border Patrol Spokane Sector has the mission of protecting our nation’s borders, between the official ports of entry, by deterring, detecting and apprehending terrorists and/or terrorist weapons. Agents continue to enforce all laws relating to trans-national threats which include the smuggling narcotics and human contraband.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws."

"Unapologetically pursuing and tracking patterns within the news others make since 2010."


Anonymous said...

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Do cops knkw these things are out there?

Anonymous said...

"13% in U.S. foreign-born, a level last seen in 1920"

Los Angeles Times
May 11, 2012

"The U.S. foreign-born population has risen to its highest level since 1920, with 13% of all those living in the nation in 2010 having been born elsewhere, a new report from the Census Bureau shows.

The annual American Community Survey took the place of the long-form decennial census in 2010 and is used to help distribute $450 billion in annual federal funds. a bill moving through Congress is seeking to eliminate its funding, with the bill's Republican sponsors arguing that the survey is unconstitutional and an invasion of privacy.

The report details many characteristics of the foreign-born population, showing that on average:

foreign-born households are larger than those of people born in this country, have more children younger than 18and are more likely to include three generations or more living under one roof.

The foreign-born were more likely to be employed than native-born Americans-

Sixty-eight percent of the foreign-born population age 16 or older were working in 2010, compared with 64% of those born in the U.S.

And 79% of foreign-born men were in the labor force, compared to 68% of native-born men
people born elsewhere were less likely than those born in this country to have health insurance and more likely to be living below the poverty line.

Among regions of birth,
the poverty rate was highest for the U.S. foreign-born population from Latin America and from Africa.

More than half of the nation's foreign-born people arrived from Latin America and the Caribbean, with most of those from Mexico",0,1335969.story