Tag: Reynosa

Former Police Chief Facing Federal Drug Charges

Progreso (KFXV) — In Progreso, a former sergeant is facing federal charges in connection to drugs.   Geovani Hernandez is in custody tonight on several charges including possession with intent to distribute cocaine.  The Progreso Probationary Police Sergeant, was placed in custody on Saturday and faced a federal judge this morning on charges of attempt to possess with intent to distribute a controlled substance, possession with intent to distribute more than five kilograms of cocaine and aiding and abetting.  According to formal documents, 43-year-old, Geovani Hernandez was identified as a member of a drug trafficking organization, involved in the...

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Valley Residents Gunned Down at Reynosa Party

Reynosa (KFXV) — We move across the border now where armed gunmen shot-up a family’s party in Reynosa, killing four — all residents of McAllen. As a warning, the following images are considered graphic. Mexican newspaper, El Mañana reports that late saturday night the four individuals were in Mexico visiting family and having a barbecue when they were fatally gunned down outside the house of the family they were visiting. Authorities have identified the individuals only by their first names and ages as Robert and Paula “N”, both 60, and their son, Hugo and his wife, Rocio “N,” both...

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Violence Rocks Reynosa Sending City Into ‘Code Red Alert’

Reynosa, MX (KFXV) — Violence has erupted once again on the streets of Reynosa. Last night Mexican officials activating a prevention code system with red being a high-risk situation. While traffic was slower than usual, there were still a few people who chose to go out into the streets. “Peaceful” that’s the word, Reynosa resident Edaena Salas, uses to describe how she feels once she crosses into the U.S. In the last two weeks our neighboring city to the south Reynosa, Tamaulipas has seen an increase of criminal activity, involving shootings and road blocks throughout the city, after the...

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Residents express concern about crossing into Mexico

Residents of the Rio Grande Valley are expressing concern when traveling to cities along the border like Reynosa, especially after a number of violent skirmishes popped up. Despite the violence, many continue to cross into Mexico to visit family or for business reasons. “ I don’t think it’s too safe to go beyond a certain area. But I think in the front where the main Centro is located it’s pretty safe there, because of the soldiers that are there to protect us.” – Kassandra Martinez Approximately two weeks ago, McAllen couple was caught in the crossfire between Mexican Marines...

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Mexican Officials Deny Shooting at McAllen Couple

MCALLEN (KFXV) — We have an update to a story we reported on yesterday, on two MCALLEN residents who were injured in Reynosa during a shootout between federal officials and armed criminals. According to Mexican news outlets, Luis Alfredo Aleman and his wife, Alejandra Aleman were injured while shopping. Both are now back in the United States. Fox News spoke to family members who declined an on-camera interview, and said although Alejandra did sustain minor injuries, she is mostly frightened by the situation. Her husband is currently in San Antonio receiving treatment for his extensive injuries. The Mexican marines...

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