Tag: Pharr

200K of Cocaine Seized at Pharr International Bridge

Weslaco (KFXV) – On April 14th Customs and Border Protection Agents along with the help of K-9 discovered 12 packages allegedly containing over 27 lbs of cocaine valued at around $213,000 in a vehicle that was driven by 27-year-old female US citizen from San Benito Texas. The woman was arrested and the vehicle and narcotics, were handed over to Homeland...

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Pharr Man Arrested for Holding Two Honduran Nationals Hostage

MCALLEN (KFXV) — Today, a federal jury convicted a Pharr man for taking two Honduran nationals hostage, and harboring undocumented people. According to officials, it took the jury less than 45 minutes to convict 32-year-old, Jesus Manuel Ramirez. Witnesses — including two of the victims — testified that on May 4th 2014, Ramirez along with several other individuals, beat and threatened to kill his victims because their families hadn’t paid their smuggling fees. During the trial, the jury saw a video a family member captured when Ramirez and his accomplices then restrained and beat his two victims. One of...

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New Director in charge of International Bridges

Several of the international Bridges now have a new director in command. Severiano Solis now will oversee the Pharr, Hidalgo, and Anzalduas International Bridges. Officials held a formal ceremony to name so Solis as the new director. The Customs director of operations and David Higgerson based in Laredo officiated the...

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Suspect Arrested in Fatal Pharr Home Invasion

Pharr (KFXV) — In Pharr, police arrested one of three suspects sought for their involvement in a home invasion that left a 16-year-old dead, and a 48-year-od man in the hospital. The incident happened at 913 Dreyer Street two weeks ago. The suspect arrested is identified as 24-year-old Ambrosio Guadalupe Rodriguez, who is being held at the Hidalgo County Jail.   If you have any information on this case, contact the Pharr Crime Stoppers at (956)...

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Body found in Pharr Home

Pharr (KFXV) – Over the weekend, police responded to the discovery of a body inside of a home near the intersection of Evans Road and dogwood. According to neighbors the bad odor caused them to report the incident. Fox has contacted the department for official information regarding the incident, but they have yet to respond. As of yet, no information regarding the identity of the person has been released. However neighbors also commented the individual who resides there is possibly in his sixties. We’ll bring you updates as they are made available. Body Found in Home Body Found...

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