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Congratulations to The Kingsville Drugs Task Force!
KINGSVILLE (Kiii News) - A routine traffic stop by a Kingsville Task Force agent turned into a high-dollar bust Wednesday afternoon on Highway 77 and County Road 2210. Over a million dollars in cash was confiscated in 41 bundles. Agents stopped a semi-truck trailer and noticed that the driver and passenger were acting suspicious, prompting a search of a vehicle. That's when they discovered the cash. The driver and passenger of the vehicle were charged with money laundering.
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Agent Pat Kropholler/K-9 Handler - Domestic Highway Enforcement, California
Following a Narcotics K-9 Alert, we used the Ultimate LED scope to locate $109,000.00 in suspected drug currency floating in a fuel tank of a 2002 Honda Odyssey van. The scope was instrumental in locating the packages floating in the fuel. Without the scope we may have missed this one! This scope is vital in my day to day operations.
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Keith Duckett - Arizona Department of Public Safety
I Wanted to get these pictures to you. I had this seizure last week. The only way I found it was through using the Ultimate LED fiberscope to see inside the fuel tank. When I looked in the tank, I could see a false wall right as the scope entered the tank. The seizure was 24 lbs of cocaine and 15 lbs of Meth. I use your Master Kit on a daily basis on the roads of Arizona.
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Logan W. Snider - Field Operations Supervisor Campo Border Patrol Station, CA US Customs & Border Protection
I would like to let you know that Kingsville Fiberscope is a vital part of our ongoing effort to combat the smuggling of contraband into the interior of the United States. The fiberscope allows us to inspect the inside of tires which has become a favorite smuggling trend among criminal organizations. We have had several tire loaded narcotic seizures at our Border Patrol Checkpoint with thanks in large part to the Kingsville Fiberscope. Keep up the innovation and hard work that may assist us in keeping the streets of America a safer place to be for our family and children.
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Rylan Schaffer - Superintendent - Canada Border Services Agency
The Kingsville Tire Scope is a great tool and easy to use. We are able to search all tires without the inconvenience of pulling tires off and x-raying them. This tool has saved countless hours of labor and we are able to search tires more frequently having that perfect knowledge that the vehicle has been let down the road with no contraband in it.
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Agent Pat Kropholler/K-9 Handler - NSI CAL-MMET (Domestic Highway Enforcement)- California
The LED Fiberscope worked flawlessly and was instrumental in helping us with locating a false compartment that had cash and two weapons inside. I will send you a copy of the photo. (I took one of the compartment using the scope)
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Richard Kirkpatrick - Kingsville Specialized Crimes & Narcotics Task Force
We have been using the Ultimate Fiberscope® Master kit for approximately 4 years. In this time, we have seized over $1,000,000 in U.S. Currency and numerous narcotics seizures. Our success is due to the use of the Ultimate Fiberscopes®. We use the Ultimate Fiberscope® every day and have been extremely satisfied. I have used the new lightweight one piece LED Fiberscope and Iike the scope since it is easy to use and new handle design is exceptionally comfortable. In the field or on the side of the roadway, having a one-piece type scope is outstanding, since the battery and light source are incorporated in the handle. Kingsville Scope: We had a problem inspecting vehicle tires which could be loaded with cash or drugs. We mentioned our requirement to SASRAD and they came up with the Kingsville Tire Inspection Scope based on our requirements….After the scope was developed, we were flattered that they named the scope after our unit but better than that, impressed when we started making seizures in tires, while avoiding cutting or even dismounting them from vehicles. Great design! Thanks SAS R&D for designing new ways to assist Law Enforcement and Interdiction Teams.
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State troopers patrolling Willacy County now have a new tool to help them find hidden contraband. The Willacy County District Attorney's Office purchased a SASRAD handheld density meter with forfeiture money awarded to the office.
The density meter will be used by DPS troopers who patrol I-69E. The DA's office says the highway is used by criminals transporting cash and weapons to Mexico. The density meter is designed to detect hidden objects in inaccessible areas, such as walls and tires, where direct observation is not possible.