Tag: Border Protection

SPECIAL REPORT: Border Patrol’s Eyes in the Sky

RGV (KFXV) — There are many branches to securing the border on land, air and water. Numbers have gone down but according to U.S. and Border Protection officials, assaults are on the rise against agents. Air interdiction is crucial to protect the border. Tonight, we take a closer look at how this task is accomplished and the challenges that are faced in the sky. The Rio Grande Valley sector is a ‘hot zone’ ranking number one in human smuggling and number two in drug smuggling. Air and marine agents protect the border from the gulf of Mexico to Falcon....

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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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Largest Meth Bust Recorded at Pharr International Bridge

Pharr (KFXV) — Officers with U.S. Customs and Border Protection at the Pharr International Bridge made their largest seizure of methamphetamine ever. On March 3, agents sent a commercial trailer to a secondary inspection where they discovered 53 bottles of cleaning solutions, containing 615 pounds of methamphetamine. The alleged narcotics are valued at over 12 million dollars. The driver, trailer and drugs were handed over to Homeland Security for further...

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Woman Caught Smuggling Minor Across Pharr International Bridge

WESLACO (KFXV) — US Customs and Border Protection thwarted a 20-year-old woman from Weslaco from attempting to smuggle an 11-year-old from Mexico across the Pharr International Bridge. During a routine inspection, the woman presented agents a U.S. Birth certificate, claiming the minor was her brother. During a secondary inspection, officers discovered the birth certificate did not belong to the minor. The woman was arrested for allegedly violating U.S. Immigration...

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$300,000 worth of drugs intercepted at the Hidalgo International Bridge

Customs and Border Protection agents intercept more than $300,000 worth of drugs at the Hidalgo International Bridge. There were 10 tightly sealed packages with 25 pounds of the stuff hidden inside a car, driven by a 22 year old female from Reynosa. Agents also finding 3 packages would 10 pounds of meth. The female driver is in the custody of Homeland Security as the investigation into this case...

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