Tag: border patrol

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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Car Chase with involved Shooting leads to 480lb Marijuana Seizure

A car chase that involved a shooting leads to the seizure of 480 pounds of marihuana Near Rio Grande City. Border Patrol agents stating they were following the driver of a 2007 Pontiac on La Prieta Road. Another agent who was parked on the street near the incident reported in order to avoid being hit by the suspected driver, he drove out of the way and pulled out his gun firing 4 times through his own windshield. The suspect drove into the river and swam towards Mexico. No one was injured. The suspect who fled was not identified. If...

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DACA recipients detained by Border Patrol

Several DACA recipients were detained this afternoon by Border Patrol. This, as their verification status was reviewed during an immigration inspection. Fox News South Texas spoke to two DACA recipients who were in border patrol custody for several hours, as they attempted to travel out-of-town for work. This woman who asked to be called ‘Eslendi’ says her husband’s phone call caught her by surprise. Her husband, who we’re referring to as ‘Jose’, says he was in Border Patrol custody for at least seven hours. He adds that despite being released, he received a warning from agents. In a statement...

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Border Patrol report physical abuse to a baby by human traffickers

Border Patrol report physical abuse to a baby by human traffickers. Members of the agency say a reported the incident that on Monday during the detention of 13 immigrants south of Granjeno–according to the mother, the minor was struck with a flashlight to stop the baby’s crying. Officials informed FOX NEWS SOUTH TEXAS that the mother and her baby were administered medical attention and released from the...

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Border Patrol Agents from Laredo deploying to Houston to assist in search and rescue

Border Patrol Agents from the Laredo sector deploying to Houston this week to assist in search and rescue efforts in the aftermath of Harvey. Agents in the Marine and Special Operations Detachment Units integrated efforts with other federal agencies in sending airboats and shallow vessels. In 2005, BP agents were also sent in to assist with hurricane katrina’s aftermath. The u.S. Border patrol stating they will continue to stand ready to assist in natural disaster affected...

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