Tag: Falfurrias

Border Patrol Arrests MS-13 Gang Members

Three alleged MS-13 gang members are arrested by Border Patrol agents. Weslaco agents arrested a Salvadoran citizen who tried to enter the country illegally. They reported that the suspect confessed to being a member of the Mara Salvatrucha gang.  The second arrest was recorded during an apparent smuggling attempt at the Falfurrias checkpoint, where they discovered that the person is a member of the Mexican mafia.  Another alleged member of the MS-13 gang was also arrested near Los...

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Undocumented Immigrants found in a rental truck crossing Falfurrias Checkpoint

A man ends up in handcuffs after he attempted to smuggle undocumented immigrants thru the Falfurrrias Checkpoint. The incident happening on Friday when a U.S. Citizen drove through the inspection area in a rental truck. A k-9 alerting agents of cargo in the trailer. Upon investigating they discovered 26 undocumented immigrants hiding inside the vehicle. They were rescued and offered medical attention but all...

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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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