According to a criminal complaint, officials did not find "documentation of any kind related to the reptiles," on the individual or in his vehicle.
Over 150 migrants were taken into custody for interviews and were processed for removal according to officials.
The contraband included 19 rolls of pork bologna stashed under the backseat of a car.
Homeland Security has launched a "parallel" criminal investigation alongside the search and rescue mission.
The Coast Guard reported that 39 people are believed missing after the boat capsized due to weather on Saturday night.
The cartel has been linked to multiple massacres in Mexico involving burned and dismembered bodies.
The New Jersey man pleaded guilty to being part of a four-man scheme to bring contraband into Fort Dix prison.
According to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the primates are considered endangered under the Endangered Species Act.
Even though the horns are made of keratin and have no known medicinal properties, some people think the horns cure ailments such as hangovers and cancer.
It was reported that at least an additional 50 people were injured.
The men now face up to 20 years in federal prison after being indicted on 11 federal charges.
Three employees at a downtown Manhattan jail were charged with accepting bribes from prisoners in exchange for cellphones, booze and good reviews to a judge.
Dayton Beasley has been accused of supplying contraband to inmates at the Wayne County Jail in Georgia.
The discovery in Laredo comes just days after dozens of attempted human smuggling efforts were found at nearby checkpoints.
After "an x-ray revealed suspicious anomalies" in a shipment of peanuts, officers found that crystal meth had been carefully stuffed into individual shells.
A rare McLaren, a Lotus race car and a Bentley Flying Spur were among the cars, trucks and SUVs that the government of the Philippines destroyed with a backhoe this week.
At least 19 bodies were recovered along a dirt road in northern Mexico on Friday after residents reported a burning vehicle across the Rio Grande from Texas. Investigators believe the victims had been shot before they were set on fire.
"This smuggler was knowingly trying to avoid detection," said Louisville Port Director Thomas Mahn in a statement released Friday.
"This interdiction and drug seizure was a big win for our Navy and Coast Guard team," said U.S.S. Preble Commanding Officer Commander Leonardo Giovannelli.
Mexican authorities took hold of 158 crates filled with live turtles, including endangered species, before they were shipped to China
Europeans enjoyed sniggering at Tiger King—but the continent's treatment of big cats is dismal.
Joseph Maldonado-Passage, better known as "Joe Exotic," has been sentenced to 22 years in prison for his role in various crimes of animal abuse and attempted murder for hire.
President Donald Trump has retained a small U.S. force in the east of Syria to guard oil fields there against remaining Islamic State elements.
Saskatchewan police apprehended a man and a woman near the Saskatoon Provincial Correctional Centre on suspicion of using a potato cannon to send contraband over the fence.
A Florida man arrested for meth possession was allegedly found with a small bag of methamphetamine lodged in his "belly button cavity" when police searched him Saturday.
Trump has repeatedly called on China to do more to stem the flow of fentanyl into the U.S., where it is helping drive the opioid crisis.
Foreign ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova said the international community had the right to question the U.S. policy.
Once I came out [of jail], all my insurance collapsed, my credit was destroyed—I lost my job, everything," says Leon Haughton. "They just left me a mess."
Colombia is the world's biggest producer of cocaine, accounting for around 70 percent of global supply.
"Cleaning the streets of criminals," read a tweet from police in Sao Paolo after more than 110 pounds of cocaine was uncovered in boxes of Tixan Ypê detergent.