Tag: human smuggling

SPECIAL REPORT: Border Patrol’s Eyes in the Sky

RGV (KFXV) — There are many branches to securing the border on land, air and water. Numbers have gone down but according to U.S. and Border Protection officials, assaults are on the rise against agents. Air interdiction is crucial to protect the border. Tonight, we take a closer look at how this task is accomplished and the challenges that are faced in the sky. The Rio Grande Valley sector is a ‘hot zone’ ranking number one in human smuggling and number two in drug smuggling. Air and marine agents protect the border from the gulf of Mexico to Falcon....

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22 Undocumented Immigrants Rescued in Weslaco

Weslaco (KFXV) — State troopers rescue 22 undocumented immigrants from a tractor-trailer on FM 493 North and FM 1925 after an inspection discovering twenty-two people hidden inside the trailer who were turned over to Border Patrol agents. The driver, 40 year old Lazaro Padron is arrested and faces human smuggling...

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51 Undocumented Immigrants Rescued

Mission (KFXV) — 51 undocumented immigrants rescued from two apartments, 5 other arrested for human smuggling charges. According to Border Patrol, the conditions in both apartments were very poor. The immigrants being from Mexico, Guatemala , El Salvador and Honduras. Two men and three women are being investigated, and will face criminal...

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Nearly 40 Undocumented Immigrants Found in Mission Stashhouse

Mission (KFXV) —  A Fox 2 Exclusive:  Dozens of immigrants are rescued from a stash house. 38 immigrants were found inside said stash house in the middle of a neighborhood with a school nearby. One by one authorities transported dozens of immigrants from this house into border patrol vans. Personal bag, cans and bottles of water is all that was left behind after authorities raided this home on Megan Drive. Investigators say they began looking at specific locations including this one when they noticed suspicious activity. Local and federal agencies also confiscated a light green for Explorer hoping to...

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Man is Arrested after Leading Police on Chase

Mission (KFXV) — A man identified as Mario Morales is arrested after leading border patrol agents on a chase. Agents found five undocumented immigrants in his truck. The high speed pursuit happened on Bryan Road and Highway 281– ending at a convenience store parking lot where Morales abandoned the truck and took off on foot. He was captured moments later. Morales faces charges for evading arrest and human...

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