Tag: Falfurrias

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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Woman Detained by Border Patrol While Visiting Child During Surgery

PHARR (KFXV) — A family in Pharr lived moments of uncertainty because one of their family members was detained by border patrol agents in Falfurrias. The mother of two was on her way to an appointment with the American Consulate in Ciudad Juarez. The family says they were not told where they would be taking Anahi. After several days, they just learned she is being transferred to a detention facility in Laredo. According to Roldan Garcia, he and his daughter Anahi were driving to Houston last Saturday where they were to take a flight to El Paso. However, once...

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Border Patrol Arrests Two Sex Offenders

RGV( KFXV) — In Brooks and Hidalgo County, two convicted sex offenders were apprehended within an hour of each other by Border Patrol agents. On Wednesday, agents apprehended a Mexican National near Falfurrias. A record check revealed the subject was and charged in 2007 for aggravated criminal sexual assault. Less than an hour later, Hidalgo County agents arrested a Guatemalan National near Sullivan City. The subject was with aggravated sexual battery in 2012. Both subjects were referred for...

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