Tag: cocaine

CBP Agents in Brownsville Seize $270k in Cocaine

Agents at Matamoros International Bridge made of cocaine seizure valued at more than $270,000. According to us customs officials, a 22-year-old american female from San Benito, attempted to cross 15 packages containing more than 36 lb of cocaine hidden inside her vehicle as she re-entered the country. Agents discovered the narcotics and arrested her, seized the vehicle, and handed the case over to Homeland Security for further...

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Two Arrested After Traffic Stop; One Flees on Foot

Brownsville (KFXV) — Officers arrested a man who attempted to evade police during a traffic stop. According to the Brownsville Police Department, after conducting a traffic stop, on the 9600 block of FM 1732, officers identified the pair as Ricardo Narvaez and Roy Edward Cantu, and learned Narvaez had a pending warrant. Police arrested him, but Cantu fled. Police caught Cantu and found marijuana, cocaine, oxycodone, hydrocodone, and Xanax pills in his possession. His is now under arrested and faces multiple drug charges, as well as resisting...

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Brownsville Man Found Hiding Under House While Evading Police

Brownsville (KFXV) — Brownsville police placed one man under arrest for selling drugs. Investigators with the department report that Monday, police investigated a tip called in about an individual selling narcotics on the 1400 block of East Monroe. When officers arrived, they found two individuals – one identified as Cruz Hernandez – who then began to run. Police found Hernandez hiding under a house and arrested him, and found crack cocaine in his possession. Hernandez consented to a search of his house, where investigators found more cocaine and marijuana. He now faces drug charges, and evading arrest on foot....

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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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BP Agents Make Two Busts at Gateway Bridge

Brownsville (KFXV) — A drug bust to the tune of over $194,000 at the Gateway International Bridge, Customs agents intercepted two loads of alleged cocaine. In the first seizure, a 19-year-old female, Mexican citizen had two packages hidden inside an SUV. The alleged cocaine has an estimated street value of about $35,000. The second seizure happened when a 28-year-old female, Mexican citizen tried to hide eight packages or almost 21 pounds of cocaine within her vehicle. The estimated street value almost $160,000 The narcotics were seized along with the vehicles, drivers were arrested, and turned over to Homeland...

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