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Customs And Border Protection Officer Arrested for Allegedly Helping Smuggle Drugs into U.S.

By Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com 

A 38-year-old Customs and Border Protection Officer is accused of helping drug smugglers cross into the U.S., Fox News reports.

Jose Luis Zavala, who works in Brownsville, Texas, was arrested on charges of drug smuggling and corruption.

He was arrested Dec. 12 and placed on administrative leave. An initial story incorrectly stated that he was a Border Patrol agent.

“CBP stresses honor and integrity in every aspect of our mission,” CBP said in a statement. “The overwhelming majority of CBP employees and officers perform their duties with honor and distinction, working tirelessly every day to keep our country safe. We do not tolerate corruption or abuse within our ranks, and we fully cooperate with any criminal or administrative investigation of alleged misconduct by any of our personnel, on or off duty.”

Smugglers Dropped Large Amount of Marijuana from Ultralight Aircraft

By Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

Drug smugglers have tried all kinds of clever – and not so clever – ways to get their products across the Mexican border and into the U.S.

On Tuesday morning, Border Patrol agents in the Tucson Sector seized nearly $100,000 worth of marijuana dropped from an ultralight aircraft Tuesday, AZ Family reports.

The ultralight was was spotted by CBP camera operators.

Agents found 10 bundles of marijuana wearing roughly 185 pounds.

Agents arrested two Mexican nationals.

Border Patrol Kills Alleged Drug Smuggler After Car, Foot Chase

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

A 31-year-old Tucson man led Border Patrol agents on a 15-mile car and foot chase before an agent shot and killed him Friday afternoon, KVOA.com reports.

The chase began when Jose Luis Arambula failed to yield at a checkpoint on Interstate 19 in Green Valley.

Agents later found bundles of marijuana weighing roughly 500 pounds.

Canadian Scuba Diver Busted Trying to Smuggle Marijuana into U.S. Via Waterway

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

Drug smugglers have shown no end to new ways to bring drugs into the U.S.

On Tuesday, authorities said a Canadian scuba diver tried to smuggle $40,000 worth marijuana into the U.S. by swimming across St. Clair River in Michigan, the Lansing State Journal reports.

The scuba diver, who has not yet been identified, was spotted around 1 a.m. towing a big bag in the river.

When the man emerged from the water near Marine City, he was arrested by Border Patrol agents, the Journal reported.

He was found with a large, watertight PVC cylinder full of more than 8 pounds of high-quality pot.

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