Tag: Border Protection

Man Arrested for Outstanding Warrant Crossing Into U.S.

Progreso (KFXV) — In Progreso, Customs and Border Protection agents arrested one man who had an outstanding warrant for sexually assaulting a child. According to CBP, the Pharr police department had a warrant out for 36-year-old, Iram Ignacio Gomez, and apprehended him when he attempted to cross into the United States. As of now, CBP handed Gomez over to Pharr police to begin criminal...

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Increase in Women being Charged for Drug-related Crimes

RGV (KFXV) — Women charged for drug-related crimes– a type of crime that has been increasing and affecting the South Texas region. Twenty seven year old, Elizabeth Gonzalez was placed in custody on Tuesday, after several bundles of narcotics were found in her vehicle– as she traveled from Mexico into the U.S. The criminal complaint states Gonzalez was referred to a secondary inspection at the Hidalgo-Reynosa International Bridge, after a canine alerted Customs and Border Protection officers. Despite, denying carrying contraband, during an examination of the vehicle, officials discovered a non-factory compartment containing 10 bundles of cocaine– weighing more...

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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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