Tag: DPS

Routine Traffic Stop in Weslaco Yields Human Trafficking Cargo

Weslaco (KFXV) – A man ends up in jail after he was arrested for human smuggling in Weslaco. A DPS trooper stopped a 2017 dodge traveling on us 281 on Sunday for a traffic violation. During inspection the officer discovered two individuals concealed in the vehicle’s floor board behind the driver seat. The driver, 22-year-old Jonathan Guzman of Edinburg was arrested and charged with smuggling of persons. He was then transported to the Hidalgo County Jail. Meanwhile the two individuals who were discovered, were turned over to Border...

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Lost identification can be replaced for free at your local DPS Office

The Department of Public Safety is now implementing measures to help victims obtain their state identification. Copies of their driver’s license or state ids will be provided for those who might have misplaced them due to the storm at no cost. The usual cost to replace these are 11 dollars but the fee will be waived only to those who had the documentation before the disaster. For more information you can visit your local DPS...

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135 lbs of Marijuana seized

Weslaco (KFXV) – The Texas department of public safety is reporting a seizure of 135 lb of marijuana after a traffic stop. According to the DPS, a Trooper stopped the driver of a 2006 Dodge Caravan for a traffic violation on State Highway 4. With the assistance of a K-9, the trooper subsequently discovered 7 bundles of marijuana, worth over $819,000 in false compartments of the floor boards.. Driver identified as 23-year-old Anna Marie Martinez of San Benito now faces a charge of possession of marijuana. She remains in custody at the Cameron County...

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16-Year-Old Dies in Collision

Elsa (KFXV) – Texas DPS investigating a two-vehicle collision yesterday evening near La Blanca that took the life of a 16-year-old from Elsa. They report, troopers responded near FM 1925 and FM 493 where a car carrying only the driver lost control and struck a truck, towing a utility trailer and carrying a driver and two passengers. The driver of the car — identified as 16-year-old, Martin Montañez Jr of Elsa — died at the scene. The driver escaped injury, but his two passengers were transported to an area hospital. The crash remains under...

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Trafficker Abandons Vehicle in River leaves $4 Million behind

Troopers are reporting a large marijuana seizure they confiscated from an individual who led them on a pursuit. DPS officers attempted to stop the vehicle on Abrams road north of Military road in Palmview. The driver evaded police and drove his vehicle into the Rio Grande River and then abandoned the truck. He left 49 bundles of marijuana totaling more than 750 lb with an estimated value of four million...

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