Tag: Rio Grande River

BP Agents Catch Traffickers in the Act

Border patrol agents stopped drug traffickers in the middle of crossing the Rio Grande River. Law enforcement noticed a vehicle continue packages of alleged narcotics on the US side of the river. When agents approached, the traffickers, attempted to flee and drove their vehicle into the water. Agents then observed eight men jump into the river and recover at least 44 packages then fled to the Mexican side of the...

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Woman Faces Fifth Deportation After DWI Charge

Hidalgo County (KFXV) — A woman is facing her fifth deportation after she pleaded guilty for driving while intoxicated. I.C.E. agents detained 42-year-old Marisol Guevara-Perez — and Alamo resident — at the Hidalgo County Jail. According to court documents, in July of 2014, officials deported Perez for the fourth time. She then crossed back into the United States ten days after crossing the Rio Grande River near the city of Progresso. Perez is now charged with illegal re-entry, and is currently held in federal custody without...

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Traffickers Caught in the Act

Border patrol agent working on foot near the Rio Grande River stop thousands of pounds of marijuana from hitting Valley Streets. Agents spotted several men loading an SUV with bundles of marijuana. When they approached the vehicle, the men jumped into the river and headed back to Mexico. When other agents were arriving they also saw an additional pickup truck there, is who they tried stopping, The driver refused, headed towards the river, and that’s where three men bailed out of that pickup truck and swim back to Mexico as well. A total 1063 pounds of marijuana were seized...

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Border Residents Receive Federal Notice of Land Purchase

U.S./ MEXICO BORDER (KFXV) — Residents along the border are starting to receive notices from the federal government about purchasing their land to build the proposed border wall. One family near Los Ebanos told Fox News that they received a letter from the department of Homeland Security a week before the president took office about the purchase of their land at $2,900 dollars an acre. The Salinas family said that if they refused to sell their 16 acres near the Rio Grande River, their land could be confiscated. Other families in the area received similar...

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