Tag: border patrol agents

Border Patrol Arrests MS-13 Gang Members

Three alleged MS-13 gang members are arrested by Border Patrol agents. Weslaco agents arrested a Salvadoran citizen who tried to enter the country illegally. They reported that the suspect confessed to being a member of the Mara Salvatrucha gang.  The second arrest was recorded during an apparent smuggling attempt at the Falfurrias checkpoint, where they discovered that the person is a member of the Mexican mafia.  Another alleged member of the MS-13 gang was also arrested near Los...

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Border Patrol Agents in Laredo seize contraband in separate incidents at the Checkpoint

Border Patrol agents in Laredo seized contraband in two separate incidents both happening on August 21st on highway 35 at the checkpoint. Agents discovered 239 pounds of marijuana inside a cab sleeper of a black tractor. 10 bundles worth over $191,000 were found. The driver, a Mexican national, was arrested and turned over to the DEA. In the second incident, agents seized 29lb of methamphetamine found inside a green Ford F-350. 8 bundles of narcotic worth $929,000 were found. The driver, a Mexican citizen, also arrested and turned over to the...

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Eight Million dollars worth of Liquid Meth Seized

Eight million dollars ($8,000,000) and more than 250 pounds of liquid meth. That’s the size of a seizure agents at the Falfurrias Checkpoint made. Customs and Border Protection is reporting that their officers conducted a search of a truck carrying an estimated value of more than eight million dollars worth of methamphetamine. Law enforcement detained a driver whose a US citizen. Since October, border patrol agents in the Rio Grande Valley sector have seized 1,456 pounds of...

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Woman Detained By BP Back With Family

Pharr (KFXV) — A young mother, and resident of Pharr, who border patrol detained at a checkpoint as she traveled to her immigration hearing is now back with her family. Anahi Salinas’s family claims border patrol agents detained her even though a judge had previously given her an order to allow her to travel to the city of juarez for her immigration hearing. Her detention caused the appointment to be cancelled and now she has to go before an immigration judge in Harlingen. Anahi is now able to care for her three-year-old son, Manuel who recently had open heart...

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Woman Detained by Border Patrol While Visiting Child During Surgery

PHARR (KFXV) — A family in Pharr lived moments of uncertainty because one of their family members was detained by border patrol agents in Falfurrias. The mother of two was on her way to an appointment with the American Consulate in Ciudad Juarez. The family says they were not told where they would be taking Anahi. After several days, they just learned she is being transferred to a detention facility in Laredo. According to Roldan Garcia, he and his daughter Anahi were driving to Houston last Saturday where they were to take a flight to El Paso. However, once...

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