Tag: Brooks County

13-year-old Rescued after 15 hour of search

Falfurrias (KFXV) — After 15 hours of searching, U.S. border patrol agents located a mission 13-year-old Honduran girl lost in the brush near Falfurrias. The agency reported this afternoon that their officers stopped a group of undocumented immigrants, and were informed by a teenager his sister had been separated from the group while they were smuggled through Brooks County. An Air and Marine Operations helicopter assisted agents in the extensive search, finally rescuing the 13-year-old, and reuniting her with her...

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BP Agents Arrest Wanted Men at Checkpoint

FALFURRIAS (KFXV) — Agents at the Falfurrias checkpoint were able to arrest two men as they attempted to cross the checkpoint. Both have previous criminal histories. border patrol is reporting that a registered sex offender tried crossing an undocumented person. When running his information, agents discovered the man had a criminal history out of Minnesota and Harlingen, and had an outstanding warrant on drug charges. border patrol agents found a second man — and Mexican citizen — hiding inside an air dam of a tractor-trailer. The man had an active warrant out of Illinois for negligent manslaughter. Both were...

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DPS Makes Ton of Marijuana Seizure

Brooks County (KFXV) — The Texas Department of Public Safety made a seizure of marijuana weighing more than a ton. DPS is reporting their troopers stopped a commercial tractor trailer in Brooks County for a traffic violation. When a canine officer alerted the handler to unusual activity, troopers found 100 bundles of marijuana hidden inside the cargo hold. In total, the value of the illegal narcotics is estimated at more than 15 million dollars. Officials arrested the driver, 42-year-old, Ruben Chavera of Zapata — and charged him with a first degree...

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Federal funds are being requested to aid Border Patrol Rescues

RGV (KFXV) — Tonight federal funds are being requested for counties in our area. Authorities rescue immigrants, and recover as well as identify immigrant bodies, but don’t receive enough resources to do so leaving our border vulnerable. Rescue after rescue is what border patrol constantly reports. Just this week 3 immigrant bodies were rescued in less than a 2 hour time period. These rescues took place in Falfurrias, a city part of Brooks County. A county that like many others. Vicente Gonzalez tells Fox News how these counties do not receive federal funding since they are not directly on...

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One of Texas 10 most wanted fugitives is now behind bars

Texas DPS says Mexican officials handed Eusebio Deleon to U.S. Marshals after they detained him in Monterrey Mexico. Eusebio Deleon is wanted on murder charges out of Brooks County as of December of 2013. Deleon ’s estranged wife died from blunt-force injuries in 2012. Police believe Deleon used a dumbbell to strike her and then strangled her with an ironing cord. When they found her body in her home, Michigan police arrested him and sent him back to Texas. He then fled after bonding out and cutting off his ankle monitor. A tip led investigators to his...

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