Tag: Brownsville

Carpintero & Dellapé Insect Intercepted in Brownsville

Border agents at the Brownsville Port of Entry had a “first in port” Pest Discovery found in a shipment of eucalyptus. According to the agency CBP agents intercepted the pest on the 13th and identified the insect known as Thaumastocoris peregrinus (Carpintero & Dellapé) The insect is not native to the United States and according to CBP may have an economic impact in the nursery industry. The pest, along with the shipment it came in, were re-exported to Mexico as a precautionary...

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Woman’s Body Discovered in a Brownsville Resaca

Brownsville (KFXV) – Fire Crews discovered a woman’s body early this morning. According to the Brownsville Fire Department, fire crews sent in a boat to retrieve the body found in a Resaca near the Waterside Apartments near the intersection of Boca Chica and Billy Mitchell. Someone passing by called to report the discovery at around 10:30 this morning. EMS deployed a drone to get confirmation. Investigators were then sent in to inspect the scene. Officials are working to identify the woman and the cause of...

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Cocaine Found During Routine Traffic Stop

Brownsville (KFXV) – Brownsville police arrested a man during a traffic stop after they discovered he carried several baggies of alleged cocaine. According to the department, yesterday officers stopped a vehicle at the 100 block of South Drive. The driver identified as Jesus Rodolfo Pineda Tovar appeared nervous. An agent with the special investigations unit discovered Tovar carried more than 2 grams of cocaine hidden inside the vehicle. Police placed Tovar under arrest and he’s now facing a charge for possession of a controlled...

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Two Brownsville Men Arrested for Drug Possession

Brownsville (KFXV) — In Brownsville, an erratic driver is arrested after police find drugs in his jeep. Agents saw the car commit several traffic violations on Paredes Line Road. When the vehicle came to a stop, agents saw a heavy-set male exit in a hurry and walk onto a property. The driver was detained and identified as Hugo Arevalo. Arevalo had a 2.6 pound block of cocaine inside the vehicle. Agents searched the property and found the passenger identified as Emiliano Garza. They also found cocaine at his home. Arevalo and Garza are each charged with manufacture and/or delivery...

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Man Claims CBP Used Excessive Force When Crossing Into U.S.

BROWNSVILLE (KFXV) — A man is claiming to have been assaulted by CBP Officers at Brownsville International Bridge The man has been on bedrest since the incident and is already preparing to take legal action. The victim’s attorney, claiming excessive force was used on the Brownsville resident, on April 2nd, 2017 by Customs and Border Protection Officers as they were coming back to the U.S. from Matamoros, Tamaulipas. Fox News, is not identifying the victim, per his request. The result: Several fractures that the victim says is not only a physical impediment but, one that has also left his...

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