Tag: border patrol

Over $1 million worth of meth and cocaine seized in Brownsville and Kingsville

Border Patrol K-9’s lead agents to seize over $6.1 million worth of methamphetamine and cocaine.  Agents with the help of a K-9 team confiscated slightly more than eight pounds of Meth in Brownsville on Nov 14th.  The nine packages of meth, concealed in liquid foam, are said to be worth over $267,000 were turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration.  The next day, another K-9, this time in Kingsville, alerted agents to hidden drugs. A trunk held three suitcases containing nearly 185 pounds of cocaine.  The DEA took custody of the vehicle, the United States citizen driver, and 32 bundles...

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Border Patrol arrest two gang members over the weekend

The White House taken a stronger approach to dismantle the MS-13 Gang and others in the country. Border Patrol detained two members in South Texas over the weekend. “We encounter them as there attempting entry into the United States, we encounter them also at our check points, we’ve also encountered them many times as a smugglers of both aliens and narcotics,” says Robert Rodriguez, a spokesperson for Border Patrol. According to the agency, the most common gangs in our area are the Mara-Salva-Trucha Gang also known as MS-13 and the 18th Street Gang. Rodriguez tells Fox News, around the...

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The National Butterfly Center to File Suit against DHS for work done “Without Permission” on their Property

Authorities at the National Butterfly Center have proposed to file a lawsuit against homeland security. Fox News cameras were rolling as the owners of the center, located next to the Rio Grande River, confronted Border Patrol about their work in preparation for the Border Wall. According to Marian Trevino Wright, the director of the center, this is not the first encounter her employees have had with federal authorities. “Late July we found the contractor on the property and they were cutting down trees and widening our road and we had no communication regarding the work being done here,” Wright...

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Marijuana Seized after Short Chase and Truck Abandoned in Rio Grande

Over 1000 lbs of Marijuana are off the streets after border patrol discovered the drugs in an abandoned truck. The drugs were found after agents witnessed a brown GMC pickup driving towards the Rio Grande River in Mission. The driver attempted to speed away by making a U-turn. As the agents got closer, the driver drove the truck into the river and left it there. 74 bundles were seized weighting 1,165 pounds with a street value of 932 thousand...

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