Tag: Illegal drug trade

Luna Brothers Receive Sentencing

Cameron County (KFXV) — Tuesday, the Luna Brothers received their verdict. A jury found Eduardo Luna guilty on all four counts against him for which he’ll serve life in prison — capital murder, murder, conspiracy to commit murder and conspiracy to distribute cocaine. His brother and suspended Border Patrol Agent, Joel Luna was originally charged for two of four counts he was guilty of, but ultimately was only charged with one count of participating in organized criminal activity for drug trafficking. The man they decapitated, Honduran immigrant Franky Palacios, was allegedly an accomplice in said drug trafficking and betrayed...

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CBP Agents Seize $122K in Narcotics

BROWNSVILLE (KFXV) — Customs agents at the Brownsville port of entry seized a cargo of alleged cocaine this past Thursday. Authorities intercepted six packages found with more than 15 pounds of the drugs, estimated at more than $122,000. A 20-year-old male, resident of Brownsville and all evidence were turned over to Homeland Security for further...

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19-Year-Old Arrested for Possession of Marijuana

Brownsville (KFXV) — During a narcotics investigation, agents with the Brownsville Police Department responded to a local motel on the 700 block of North Expressway. Upon arrival, law enforcement made contact with a man who was pacing, and acting erratically. The subject, identified as 19-year-old, Ruben Trevino Jr., consented to a search of his room where officers located 10 grams of Alprazolam, and 13 grams of marijuana. Police arrested Trevino for possession of a controlled substance, and possession of marijuana, and transported him to the city...

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DEA Discusses Cartels’ Grip on Valley Drug Trade

RGV (KFXV) — Border conflicts continue throughout the area as cartels try to fight for territory. Fox speaks to the DEA on which criminal organizations operate in the Rio Grande Valley and what they’re doing to combat them. South Texas has become a ‘hot zone’, as DEA tells me, when it comes drug-trafficking. In the Rio Grande Valley, the primary operating organization is the gulf cartel. However agents also see the presence of Sinaloa, Jalisco and Zetas. Marijuana, cocaine, crystal meth and heroine– are the most common drugs trafficked into the U.S. through this region. Once the narcotics make...

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Jury Selection to Begin in Former BP Agent

Cameron County (KFXV) — Trial is moving forward for former U.S. Border Patrol Agent Joel Luna. Jury selection begins in Brownsville on January 17. That’s next Tuesday. The 31-year-old former agent is charged with “capital murder for retaliation and organized criminal activity” for the death of Honduran immigrant Francisco Palacios Paz – whose decapitated body was found in March of 2015 in the Laguna Madre. Paz was an employee at Luna’s brother’s tire shop. Luna is alleged to have worked with Mexican cartels transporting illegal firearms and ammunition to Mexico, and shipping narcotics into the U.S. According to authorities,...

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