Author: Fox News South Texas

Mission Police pass out meal boxes to families

Mission Police, Firefighters and Crime Stoppers passed out turkeys to residents Tuesday. Over thirty turkeys were given away. Police tell Fox News, this is the time of year to put differences aside and help each other out. City commissioners also delivered boxes with the food. This is the 13th year officials have organized this...

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Over $115,000 worth of cocaine seized at International Gateway Bridge

In Brownsville, Customs Agents report the seizure of $ 115,000 in narcotics at the International Gateway Bridge. The seizure happened Friday when a 54-year-old man from Matamoros was sent for a secondary inspection. There, officials discovered six packages of cocaine hidden inside the vehicle he was in. The drugs were confiscated, the man arrested and handed over to Homeland...

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Nearly $700,000 worth of cocaine seized at Anzalduas International Bridge

Nearly $700 thousand worth of cocaine were seized on four separate incidents at the Anzalduas International Bridge. The first led to the discovery of 10 packages at a street value of over $189 thousand and the arrest of a 36-year-old Mexican male from Monterrey. In the second a 24-year-old male from Alamo was arrested for concealing 5 packages worth over $110 thousand. A 34-year-old male from Reynosa was also arrested for hiding 8 packages worth $153 thousand. In the last, a 30-year-old male from Reynosa was turned over to Homeland Security for attempting to introduce 13 packages of cocaine worth...

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Family of inmate who died in custody files lawsuit against Webb County

A Laredo family is filing a lawsuit against Webb County after their son allegedly died at the county jail. According to the family’s attorney, Mario Andrade Jr. died of Sepsis in the county jail, while being held for 55 hours. According to the family, the 30-year-old was arrest on November 20th, 2015 for robbery. Shortly after, Andrade died of sepsis or harmful bacteria that is caught through an infection in a wound but can be easily treated. Webb County Jail officials say Andrade did not tell authorities of his condition when he arrived. Andrade’s parents’ Irene Herrera and Mario...

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