Tag: Falfurrias

54 immigrants are rescued across the Rio Grande Valley

54 immigrants are rescued across the Rio Grande Valley. On Monday, agents discovered 19 undocumented persons concealed amongst the cargo at the Falfurrias checkpoint. The driver, an adult male U.S. citizen was arrested. Later that same day, agents found 35 undocumented immigrants inside of a stash house in Edinburg. A Mexican National at the house was arrested. The public is encouraged to take a stand against crime in their communities and to help save lives by reporting suspicious activity at 1 (800) 863-...

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60 Immigrants found in trailer

Falfurrias (KFXV) – The border patrol agents find 60 undocumented immigrants locked inside a refrigerated trailer carry the border patrol agents find 60 undocumented immigrants locked inside a refrigerated trailer carrying vegetables. Agents say they discovered the large group when a K-9 alerted them. The immigrants were laying on top of a pallet of broccoli with a sheet of ice. The temperature inside the trailer measured 49 degrees Fahrenheit. The group consisted of Guatemalans Mexicans and Salvadorans and Hondurans, who all declined medical attention. Agents arrested the driver, a Guatemalan national, who faces federal charges. Homeland security is...

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Border Patrol Simulate Dangers Faced When Smuggled Into Country

Falfurrias (KFXV) — Over the weekend, eight people were found dead and 30 others rescued from a big rig trailer parked outside a Wal-Mart in San Antonio. All of them: Victims of human smuggling. While the death toll rises at 10, at least a dozen remain in critical condition. Monday, border patrol agents from the Rio Grande Valley sector, hosting a demonstration. Brooks County Sheriff, Benny Martinez, says the Falfurrias checkpoint is the main corridor in the nation for human and drug smuggling. The methods vary but, all of them include endangering the lives of undocumented immigrants who are...

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Eight Million dollars worth of Liquid Meth Seized

Eight million dollars ($8,000,000) and more than 250 pounds of liquid meth. That’s the size of a seizure agents at the Falfurrias Checkpoint made. Customs and Border Protection is reporting that their officers conducted a search of a truck carrying an estimated value of more than eight million dollars worth of methamphetamine. Law enforcement detained a driver whose a US citizen. Since October, border patrol agents in the Rio Grande Valley sector have seized 1,456 pounds of...

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Woman Detained By BP Back With Family

Pharr (KFXV) — A young mother, and resident of Pharr, who border patrol detained at a checkpoint as she traveled to her immigration hearing is now back with her family. Anahi Salinas’s family claims border patrol agents detained her even though a judge had previously given her an order to allow her to travel to the city of juarez for her immigration hearing. Her detention caused the appointment to be cancelled and now she has to go before an immigration judge in Harlingen. Anahi is now able to care for her three-year-old son, Manuel who recently had open heart...

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