Tag: Anzalduas International Bridge

For Third Time in Two Weeks, Meth Found in Milk Cartons

Anzalduas (KFXV) — Customs and Border Protection officers seize over $1 million dollars – in liquid meth – at the Anzalduas International Bridge. With the help of a canine team, CBP officers discovered 64 pounds of liquid Meth inside 26 milk and juice cartons. The vehicle driven by a 23-year-old U.S.citizen who was not identified. The narcotics along with the vehicle are seized, agents arrested the driver, and turned her over to Homeland...

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US Customs & Border Patrol anticipate heavy traffic ahead of Easter weekend

Agents with US Customs and border patrol are anticipating heavy traffic ahead of Easter weekend. The Anzalduas International Bridge will take part in a federal program that provides public and private funds to pay for overtime at the Crossing. This allows officers to work overtime as well as aid CBP agents with opening more Lanes. The operation begins April 13th and will continue through Friday until 4pm on both days. On average Anzalduas bridge sees 3000 Crossings with a 65% increase during...

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Woman Gives Birth to Baby at Border Bridge

An atypical weekend for several U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers, who helped deliver a baby near the Anzalduas International Bridge. Officers were quick to action, as the expectant mother went into labor on the U.S. side of the border. Emergency medical crews arrived just as the baby was born. The mother, a U.S. citizen, and her baby were transported to a local hospital. They are both in good...

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Special Report: Eyes Wide Open: Part Three

Heavy patrol at the border has had some unintended consequences for resident and business communities along the Rio Grande, with some betting against public perception on border security. Here’s part three of “eyes wide open” a Fox 2 special report. The South Texas wind blows a steady breeze at sunset in the Rio Grande. It’s a peaceful view in one of the most active areas for illegal smuggling in the country. Peaceful at least, for those who stroll through Anzalduas Park, where heavily armed agents blend in with the community. For Francisco, authorities scare off the criminals, not the fish. That security perception is laying down a foundation of hope for some. Little by little the life the drug war and border violence paralyzed, is now gaining some traction. Angel and his partner invested a several millions in reviving a space for entertainment and leisure along the river. Something they once enjoyed years ago, but now it’s about changing people’s minds on border security. What was once called “Pepe’s on the River” is now “The River” a new reality for those who live north of the Rio Grande, where people are willing to enjoy themselves as law enforcement protects their surroundings. With 13 billion dollars being designated for border security, residents Francisco and Angel feel at ease… And don’t mind additional patrol. For them: the more agents keeping their...

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