Tag: drug trafficking

Assault against border patrol agents on the rise; 179% increase since October

Along the US-Mexico border border patrol agents report assaults on agents have increased dramatically this year. Assault against border patrol agents are on the rise with a 179% increase since October. Risks On the Border increase with heavy human and drug trafficking assaults are now more than ever complicating the jobs of agents attacks including the use of weapons in close quarter combat. “The last couple of weeks we’ve had incidents of rock throwing and of course we’ve had agents with been fired upon from the Mexican side.” – Marlen Castro Those most likely to be targeted are usually...

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‘Probable Cause’ Found in Case Against Municipal Judge

Edcouch (KFXV) — FOX NEWS broke the story about Daniel Guzman, the former Edcouch Municipal Judge arrested in Alabama, accused of drug trafficking according to federal documents obtained by FOX NEWS. On Wednesday, a court convened in a preliminary hearing to review the evidence against Guzman, and Martin Camarillo, the second suspect in the case and found that there is “probable cause to believe the defendants committed the crime.” The case now will be reviewed by a grand jury. We will continue to bring you updates on this case as they are made...

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Luna Brothers Receive Sentencing

Cameron County (KFXV) — Tuesday, the Luna Brothers received their verdict. A jury found Eduardo Luna guilty on all four counts against him for which he’ll serve life in prison — capital murder, murder, conspiracy to commit murder and conspiracy to distribute cocaine. His brother and suspended Border Patrol Agent, Joel Luna was originally charged for two of four counts he was guilty of, but ultimately was only charged with one count of participating in organized criminal activity for drug trafficking. The man they decapitated, Honduran immigrant Franky Palacios, was allegedly an accomplice in said drug trafficking and betrayed...

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DEA Discusses Cartels’ Grip on Valley Drug Trade

RGV (KFXV) — Border conflicts continue throughout the area as cartels try to fight for territory. Fox speaks to the DEA on which criminal organizations operate in the Rio Grande Valley and what they’re doing to combat them. South Texas has become a ‘hot zone’, as DEA tells me, when it comes drug-trafficking. In the Rio Grande Valley, the primary operating organization is the gulf cartel. However agents also see the presence of Sinaloa, Jalisco and Zetas. Marijuana, cocaine, crystal meth and heroine– are the most common drugs trafficked into the U.S. through this region. Once the narcotics make...

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Man Confesses To Drug Trafficking since age 12

Mission (KFXV) — A 25 year old man confesses to transporting and distributing cocaine since he was 12 years old. According to federal documents, Mario Alberto Garrido was detained for trying to transport 14 blocks of cocaine. The discovery was made by an Hidalgo County Sheriff after Garrido ignored a stop sign on Dove Street. He admitted that he would distribute the drugs to an unknown address and after would return to Mission, Texas to obtain more cocaine for shipment. He also confessed to being involved in drug trafficking 3 to 4 times a week since he was a...

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