Tag: Homeland Security

Over $201,000 worth of Drugs Seized at International Bridge

Pharr (KFXV) — Over $201,000 worth of drugs are seized at the international bridge. Customs and Border Protection Agents seized 26 pounds of cocaine in 11 packages at the Pharr International Bridge after running a secondary inspection on a 2010 Jeep Compass. The vehicle was driven by 19-year-old male from Alamo. Agents seized the narcotics along with the vehicle, arrested the driver, and turned him over to the custody of Homeland Security for further...

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Caught Smuggling Drugs in Jalapenos

PHARR (KFXV) — CBP operations thwart another plan to smuggle drugs across the border this time in a shipment of jalapeños. The seizure happened on May 27th, when CBP officers assigned to the Pharr International Bridge pulled over a tractor-trailer. Officers extracted 57 packages containing a total of 655 pounds of alleged marijuana mixed in a shipment of jalapeños. The drugs, valued at over 130,000 thousand dollars, were seized. The case remains under investigation through Homeland...

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BP Agents Make Two Busts at Gateway Bridge

Brownsville (KFXV) — A drug bust to the tune of over $194,000 at the Gateway International Bridge, Customs agents intercepted two loads of alleged cocaine. In the first seizure, a 19-year-old female, Mexican citizen had two packages hidden inside an SUV. The alleged cocaine has an estimated street value of about $35,000. The second seizure happened when a 28-year-old female, Mexican citizen tried to hide eight packages or almost 21 pounds of cocaine within her vehicle. The estimated street value almost $160,000 The narcotics were seized along with the vehicles, drivers were arrested, and turned over to Homeland...

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For Third Time in Two Weeks, Meth Found in Milk Cartons

Anzalduas (KFXV) — Customs and Border Protection officers seize over $1 million dollars – in liquid meth – at the Anzalduas International Bridge. With the help of a canine team, CBP officers discovered 64 pounds of liquid Meth inside 26 milk and juice cartons. The vehicle driven by a 23-year-old U.S.citizen who was not identified. The narcotics along with the vehicle are seized, agents arrested the driver, and turned her over to Homeland...

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Border Patrol Considering Relaxing Hiring Exams for Agents

UNITED STATES (KFXV) — Leaked documents from the Department of Homeland Security show the agency is considering cutting some entrance exams.  This to speed up hiring more border patrol agents.   Fox News went directly to the Border Patrol Union Spokesperson to get his take on these “possible” changes.   The documents show that DHS is “considering” ending polygraph and the Spanish language test to speed up the hiring process for Border Patrol agents.   Possible changes to Border Patrol’s hiring methods– that’s what this leaked report, obtained by the ‘Washington Post’ shows. Border Patrol Council Member, Chris Cabrera...

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