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Border agents reported a 1,066% increase in fentanyl seized in south Texas last year

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US Customs and Border Protection reported a 1,066% increase in the amount of fentanyl seized in fiscal year 2021 in south Texas, the agency said this week in a press release. Agents at eight ports from Brownsville t...

Texas seized enough fentanyl to kill 200 million people this year alone, officials say

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The drug seizures are part of Operation Lone Star – a Texas initiative to curb entry of human traffickers and drug runners into the state.  According to new data provided by the Texas DPS on Thursday, Operation Lone ...

US Navy seized Iranian petroleum products and hundreds of missiles from vessels in Arabian Sea

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The US Navy seized hundreds of Iranian missiles and 1.1 million barrels of Iranian petroleum products from vessels in the Arabian Sea in what became the US government's "largest-ever forfeiture of fuel and weapons s...

FBI seized roughly $2.3 million in cryptocurrency tied to ransomware attacks

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US law enforcement officials in August seized roughly $ 2.3 million in cryptocurrency tied to ransomware attacks committed by a Russian resident, according to court document unsealed Tuesday. Aleksandr Sikerin, wh...

Meteorites passed off as pyrite seized by Chinese customs

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Almost half a metric ton of meteorites declared as pyrite ore on import have been seized by authorities in the southern city of Shenzhen, China's customs agency said on Monday. Officers inspected the material and det...

US border agents in Texas have seized nearly $1 million worth of cocaine

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US Customs and Border Protection officers in Pharr, Texas, have seized more than $ 960,000 worth of cocaine. Officers working at the Pharr International Bridge Cargo Facility examined a tractor-trailer with a non-i...

New Orleans man gets nearly $30,000 returned to him after it was seized by DEA agents at the airport

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A New Orleans man will have nearly $ 30,000 returned to him after it was seized by DEA agents at the Columbus International Airport in Ohio last year. According to a settlement agreement signed Thursday, the federa...

150 people arrested, over $31M seized in international drug trafficking sting: Department of Justice

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The arrests are connected to a 10-month investigation between federal law enforcement officials in the U.S. and Europol in Europe. Prosecutors allege those charged are responsible for tens of thousands of illegal sal...

Ready-to-eat spices and food additives exposed to widespread rodent infestation were seized by the FDA

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FDA-regulated spices and food additive products exposed to "widespread rodent infestation" as well as live and dead insects, were seized in Miami on Friday by the US Marshals Service on behalf of the US Food and Dru...

Gavin Newsom signs bill to return seized beachfront land to Black couple’s descendants

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The new law is considered a win for reparations advocates.  "As governor of California, let me do what apparently Manhattan Beach is unwilling to do, and I want to apologize to the Bruce family for the injustice that...

Dem Rep Garamendi spins Taliban takeover, says seized US weaponry was ‘property of the Afghan government’

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"Almost all of the American military equipment was removed from Afghanistan prior to this mission of evacuating from the Kabul airport," Garamendi, who sits on the House Armed Services Committee, told MSNBC on Monday...

More than 3,000 fake COVID vaccine cards seized at Anchorage airport

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The fake cards were shipped in from China, arriving in over 100 packages throughout the week, according to US Customs and Border Protection spokesperson Jaime Ruiz. Each package contained roughly 20 to 25 cards that ...

Judge forces US Capitol rioter to unlock laptop seized by FBI

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A federal judge forced a US Capitol rioter to unlock his laptop Wednesday after prosecutors argued that it likely contained footage of the January 6 insurrection from his helmet-worn camera. The judge granted the Ju...

Cocaine disguised as charcoal worth up to $41 million seized by police

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Cocaine disguised as charcoal with an estimated street value of up to 35 million euros ($ 41.4 million) has been seized in a joint operation between Irish and Dutch authorities. The drugs were found inside two ship...

Gregg Jarrett:  Rep. Adam Schiff’s fury and outrage over seized phone records is a perverse irony 

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Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., threw an apoplectic fit the other day when he learned that what he did to others was done to him.  There is some perverse irony in all of this.  But, of course, Schiff neglected to mention...

Border agents have seized more fentanyl in the last 7 months than the year before, CBP says

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In the last 7 months, US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents have seized more fentanyl than the total for the year before, according to data from the agency. The agency released updated statistics last week ...

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