Tag: border patrol

USCBP Introduces New Sector Chief

Even though Chief Kevin Oaks has border security as the main priority, he also intends to use his links to Washington to help communicate the necessities of this region Border patrol of the Rio Grande Valley sector has a new leader. Kevin Oaks took the reins Monday, overseeing close to 3,000 agents covering a stretch of 34 counties in Southeast Texas. The chief brings 28 years of experience working for the agency in Arizona, Texas, New York and most recently as chief of operations in Washington. Oaks recognizes his role is an important one for the valley calling it...

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72 Immigrants Arrested After Trying To Run Away From Police

  A traffic stop lead to the arrest of a group of undocumented immigrants in northern Hidalgo County today. It happened around 5 o’clock this afternoon near Mile 4 in an orchard located between Glasscock and Stewart roads in Mission. U.S. border patrol agents with the assistance of Alton police officers and Hidalgo County sheriff’s deputies were able to conduct the arrest of the 72 individuals believed to be in the country illegally. The group was loaded into two vans and transported to the McAllen border patrol station for...

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Texas Civil Rights Projects Insists on Transparent Investigation

After 32-year-old Esteban Manzanarez allegedly kidnapped, raped and tried to kill three immigrant women, while on duty near the border, U.S. Customs and border protection issued the following statement. Now, Texas Civil Rights Project forcefully calls on the U.S. Border patrol to investigate the case thoroughly, and say they will keep a close eye until this matter is resolved. According to initial reports, Wednesday night, Manzanarez found a woman and her two teenage girls near the Rio Grande River south of Abram. He allegedly raped and attacked two victims, and later took a 14-year-old to his Sharyland apartment where he tied her up and shoved a sock in her mouth to keep her from screaming for help. All this while he was still on duty, Manzanarez apparently went back to finish his shift before returning to his place and committing suicide when he realized police were onto him. Authorities say Manzanarez died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. CBP says they hold employees to the highest ethical standards. Civil rights activists tell FOX 2 NEWS more should be done. The victims are from Honduras and remain in ice custody as the FBI continues with the investigation. Efren Olivarez, senior staff attorney at the South Texas Civil Rights Project calls on border patrol to help the woman and her two daughters recovery from this brutal attack. Olivarez says the government agency...

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Shots Fired South Of Falfurrias Checkpoint

Federal agents are investigating a shooting involving a U.S. Border patrol agent who was forced to discharge his government issued weapon. According to U.S. Border patrol spokesperson, Daniel Tirado, shots were fired after a struggle occurred between an agent and another individual around 9:30am, near the area of Encino – south of the Falfurrias border patrol checkpoint. FOX 2 NEWS has learned that both the agent and the individual sustained minor injuries. The agency plans to conduct an internal...

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Operation Curbside Nets Results

San Juan police arrested 17-year-old Derek Medina after investigators – with the help of U.S. Border patrol agents – intercepted his vehicle and was found in possession of 683 lbs. of marijuana destined for the Donna area. After questioning, Medina pointed out the drop-off point for the narcotics. Undercover investigators later conducted surveillance at a residence and observed a vehicle leaving from the location. The driver was pulled over and taken into custody. He was identified as 29-year-old Rafael Gonzalez; a Mexican national from the state of Colima, at the time of his arrest, Gonzalez was accompanied by two...

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