Tag: Rio Grande River

The National Butterfly Center to File Suit against DHS for work done “Without Permission” on their Property

Authorities at the National Butterfly Center have proposed to file a lawsuit against homeland security. Fox News cameras were rolling as the owners of the center, located next to the Rio Grande River, confronted Border Patrol about their work in preparation for the Border Wall. According to Marian Trevino Wright, the director of the center, this is not the first encounter her employees have had with federal authorities. “Late July we found the contractor on the property and they were cutting down trees and widening our road and we had no communication regarding the work being done here,” Wright...

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Marijuana Seized after Short Chase and Truck Abandoned in Rio Grande

Over 1000 lbs of Marijuana are off the streets after border patrol discovered the drugs in an abandoned truck. The drugs were found after agents witnessed a brown GMC pickup driving towards the Rio Grande River in Mission. The driver attempted to speed away by making a U-turn. As the agents got closer, the driver drove the truck into the river and left it there. 74 bundles were seized weighting 1,165 pounds with a street value of 932 thousand...

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Car Chase with involved Shooting leads to 480lb Marijuana Seizure

A car chase that involved a shooting leads to the seizure of 480 pounds of marihuana Near Rio Grande City. Border Patrol agents stating they were following the driver of a 2007 Pontiac on La Prieta Road. Another agent who was parked on the street near the incident reported in order to avoid being hit by the suspected driver, he drove out of the way and pulled out his gun firing 4 times through his own windshield. The suspect drove into the river and swam towards Mexico. No one was injured. The suspect who fled was not identified. If...

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Trafficker Abandons Vehicle in River leaves $4 Million behind

Troopers are reporting a large marijuana seizure they confiscated from an individual who led them on a pursuit. DPS officers attempted to stop the vehicle on Abrams road north of Military road in Palmview. The driver evaded police and drove his vehicle into the Rio Grande River and then abandoned the truck. He left 49 bundles of marijuana totaling more than 750 lb with an estimated value of four million...

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Police Find Drunk Driver With Cocaine

EDINBURG (KFXV) — Police arrested one man for allegedly driving while intoxicated. According to a criminal complaint filed by the Edinburg Police Department, an officer stopped the driver of a vehicle — later identified as Juan Eduardo Garcia of Rio Grande City — for running a red light. The officer saw Garcia exhibiting symptoms of intoxication — and Garcia admitted to having at least one beer. Police arrested Garcia — who refused a breathalyzer test. Police discovered during their investigation, Garcia had cocaine inside his wallet. He now faces a charge of a DWI and possession of a controlled...

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