Tag: drug trafficking

Former Police Chief Facing Federal Drug Charges

Progreso (KFXV) — In Progreso, a former sergeant is facing federal charges in connection to drugs.   Geovani Hernandez is in custody tonight on several charges including possession with intent to distribute cocaine.  The Progreso Probationary Police Sergeant, was placed in custody on Saturday and faced a federal judge this morning on charges of attempt to possess with intent to distribute a controlled substance, possession with intent to distribute more than five kilograms of cocaine and aiding and abetting.  According to formal documents, 43-year-old, Geovani Hernandez was identified as a member of a drug trafficking organization, involved in the...

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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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Mexico Ranks Second Deadliest Country in World; Experts Weigh In

MEXICO (KFXV) — A study places Mexico as second deadliest place in the world behind Syria and above Afghanistan and Iraq. Mexico’s violence death toll has risen to 25,000 from the constant drug wars. Fox News spoke to a cartel analyst who says the battle for territory will continue. Drug Cartel Analyst, Correa Cabrera has been investigating organized crime for the past years. She says although the violence is constant, a lot has changed between criminal groups in our region. Shootings, fires, riots — all part of the drug war in our neighbouring country, including Reynosa, Tamaulipas just steps...

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San Juan Police Officer Arrested for Drug Trafficking

SAN JUAN (KFXV) — A San Juan police officer facing charges of drug trafficking. According to a criminal complaint issued by a U.S. District court, Officer Salvador Hernandez is accused of possessing and intended to distribute more than 500 grams of cocaine. On August 27th of last year, officers responded to reports of a three-vehicle accident. When they got there – Border Patrol and Officer Hernandez found an abandoned vehicle with two duffle bags with 40 packages of narcotics. When Hernandez entered the narcotics into evidence, there were 37 packages. The DEA then investigated and arrested Hernandez. San Juan...

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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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