Tag: CBP

Police Warn of Drug Traffickers Taking Advantage of Teens

RIO GRANDE CITY (KFXV) — A drug transaction has an 18 year old facing over a year in federal prison. 18 year old, Dario Martinez states in these court documents that he was approached by two strangers offering him a large amount of money. Dario Martinez told investigators it all happened while walking along Embassy Road by Rio Grande City High School. It was then two men approached him offering him $1600 to transport and deliver marijuana. Palmview police captain, Saul Uvalle tells Fox News this situation is not uncommon. He explains why cartel members target our youth but,...

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Border Patrol Sees Increase in Smugglers Crossing Harder Drugs

RGV (KFXV) — As the number of drug seizures in the Rio Grande Valley continue to increase, smugglers are resorting to unusual methods of concealment. U.S. Customs and Border Protection report a major increase in cocaine and heroin seizures through the region this year..from Del Rio to Brownsville, agents are intercepting hard drugs. The South Texas Corridor has seen a 177% increase in heroin and a 129% increase in cocaine seizures – this happens at a time when the number of apprehensions have fallen in recent months. Smugglers keep turning to unconventional drug trafficking methods. CBP says they use...

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Over $900K in Liquid Meth Seized

PROGRESO (KFXV) — A major hit to drug cartels – as Customs Officers seize nearly $900,000 in liquid meth at the Progreso/ Donna port of entry. The interception happened on April 29th. CBP officials today releasing these photos of the bust. Investigators say more than 59 pounds of meth were found in bottles of juice and milk. The suspects only identified as a 41-year-old female from Brownsville, was crossing the bridge on foot. The drugs found after a secondary inspection. The estimated street value $883,740 dollars. The female suspect is in the custody of Homeland Security as the investigation...

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Two Thousand Pounds of Marijuana Seized

Rio Grande City (KFXV) — Two thousand pounds of marijuana were seized this weekend after a truck drove into the Rio Grande. Agents saw the driver as he sped away from the river—then sped back south and drove right into the water. When agents got there, the vehicle was partially submerged. 1350 pounds of marijuana were found on the bed of the truck. Agents also found a set of footprints near Los Arrieros that led to a brushy area. There is where authorities found 36 bundles of Marijuana. Almost a literal ton –2148 pounds of drugs were seized estimating...

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Border Patrol Agents Make Million Dollar Meth Bust

Progreso (KFXV) — Agents at the Progreso port of entry seized more than 69 pounds of liquid methamphetamine over the weekend. According to CBP, officers at the port discovered a 22-year-old female U.S. Citizen attempting to traffic more than 69 pounds of liquid meth in 27 bottles of juice and milk containers. The drugs have an estimated street value of $1,037,520. Agents arrested her, seized the drugs and handed the investigation over to Homeland...

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