Tag: federal agents

Congressman Cuellar Responds to Estimated Cost of Border Wall

Rio Grande Valley (KFXV) — Senate Democrats have released a new report estimating the cost of the president’s proposed border wall. The report states that although there is no reliable estimate, the proposed construction would cost taxpayers $70 billion, that’s a total of over $200 for every American. Local Congressman Henry Cuellar released a statement regarding the new report that, in part, reads: “The administration is also planning to seize private land from my constituents, in exchange for laughably small payments. Texans of all political stripes don’t like federal agents taking their...

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Federal Agents Arrest San Juan Police Officer

San Juan (KFXV) –A San Juan Police officer, was placed under federal custody Thursday, but details of his arrest have not yet been released. San Juan Police Chief Juan Gonzalez, confirmed to Fox news, that federal agents arrested officer Richard Castillo, but couldn’t go into detail about the federal investigation as well as expressing, having no details on the cause of his arrest. The officer is covered by civil service law process and procedures, and his employment status will be handled and processed in accordance to the San Juan civil service commission and disciplinary actions mentioned in Chapter 143 of...

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Police Weigh in on Enforcing Trump’s Orders

RGV (KFXV) — The immigration executive orders recently signed by President Donald Trump could expand the power of federal agents to local officers. President Trump plans to empower local law enforcement agencies to enforce federal immigration laws. Trump’s plan to allow local police ‘to perform the functions of an immigration officer’, could spark distance between officials and immigrant communities. And while some individuals agree on some level. Others think it’s incorrect to give more power to police officers. Despite trying to maintain a good relationship with local residents– and enforcing criminal laws, Palmview Police Captain, Saul Uvalle says they...

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1000 pounds of Marijuana seized in SPI Traffic Stop

South Padre Island (KFXV) — More than 1,000 pounds of marijuana seized, and a man faces possession with intent to distribute. He is identified as is Camilo Diaz Vasquez. The bust happened as part of a multi-agency effort with local officials and federal agents working together. The incident occurred on the North side of South Padre Island after a routine traffic stop on the 3500 block of Padre Island Drive. Officers seized two vehicles along with the drugs and arrested that...

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Feds Investigate Body Found on Military Highway

La Joya (KFXV) — Federal agents and border patrol are investigating a body found near Patricio Perez Street and Military Highway. Initially, Hidalgo County officials responded to the incident but, the body was found on federal property so federal agents took over the investigation. Authorities have not revealed the possible circumstances leading to this death. We will keep you updated as the story...

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