Tag: CBP

CBP Seized nearly half a million dollars worth of cocaine

U.S Customs and Border Protection seizing nearly half a million dollars worth of cocaine. The incident happening at the Lincoln-Juarez Bridge when an officer referred the driver of a 2005 BMW SUV to a secondary inspection. During the inspection they discovered 24 packages containing 63 pounds of cocaine worth approximately $484 thousand dollars. CPB turned over the driver and the narcotics to Homeland Security for further...

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Woman Gives Birth in the Back of a Border Patrol Vehicle

GRANJENO (KFXV) — A woman gives birth in the back of a Border Patrol’s vehicle.This just a day after Border Patrol agents encountered another woman who was with a 7 month old infant who was unresponsive at the time. After a long journey crossing the border, a pregnant woman is encountered by Border Patrol in Granjeno where moments after she gives birth in the back of a Border Patrol’s vehicle. Elizondo states there are over 200 EMT Border Patrol agents in the Rio Grande Valley. While the mother also remains in the hospital, Elizondo states once she is released,...

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Border Wall Cuts through the National Butterfly Center without Permission

Plans for constructing the border wall continue and the National Butterfly Center in Mission states the federal government has been tearing down some of their vegetation construction without their permission. “Government has been working on planning and preparing for construction of the border wall in this region for about 6 months in secret” – Marianna Trevino Wright Marianna Trevino Wright, The executive director of the 100-acre butterfly center which is just a few miles from the border states that in late July she found officials with chainsaws on the private property without consent. “Said that they were there on...

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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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