Tag: San Benito

CBP Agents in Brownsville Seize $270k in Cocaine

Agents at Matamoros International Bridge made of cocaine seizure valued at more than $270,000. According to us customs officials, a 22-year-old american female from San Benito, attempted to cross 15 packages containing more than 36 lb of cocaine hidden inside her vehicle as she re-entered the country. Agents discovered the narcotics and arrested her, seized the vehicle, and handed the case over to Homeland Security for further...

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San Benito offers a ‘Safe Exchange Zone’ for online transactions

SAN BENITO (KFXV) — San Benito police now offer a ‘safe exchange zone’. FOX NEWS spoke to the department’s police chief who explains why they decided to carry out this concept. San Benito joins Harlingen who are providing a designated area where residents can feel safe while carrying out exchanges from online purchases or custody transfers when safety may be a concern. Nowadays, more people are making purchases through online applications. These sites allow users to buy, sell and chat with others locally – during these transactions people often meet with strangers ignoring potential risks. The ‘safe exchange zone’...

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Update on Cameron County inmate’s escape and shooting incident

BROWNSVILLE (KFXV) — The Cameron County Sheriff’s Office and Brownsville Police held a press conference about an inmate’s escape and shooting incident. Authorities tell us they are working on improving the inmate’s transport procedure after the inmate attacked a county guard, escaping and killing a Brownsville resident. Authorities tell us their priority is to ensure the community’s safety which is why they will make sure two guards must be present when transporting an inmate – this after an inmate, identified as 38-year-old, Michael Diaz Garcia, managed to attacked a county guard while being transported for medical treatment. According to police,...

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A chase for a violent inmate ended in a shooting in San Benito

Olmito (KFXV) — A chase for an inmate who escaped from authorities and then killed someone during a carjacking, ended in a shooting in San Benito. Authorities tell us the inmate whose been identified as Miguel Garcia died after a gunshot exchange with law enforcement. According to Brownsville police, it was near one this afternoon when the received a call of an aggravated assault on the 3700 block of Boca Chica Boulevard. A county inmate, identified as Miguel Garcia, was being transported to receive medical attention when he attacked the county guard. The suspect swam across a resaca to...

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Authorities searching for man accused of family assault

SAN BENITO — Authorities are after a man accused of family assault. Jorge Esteban Rodriguez allegedly shot a family member with a gun leaving the victim with wounds on the face, neck and back. Authorities say a neighbor attempted to intervene, but failed. Rodriguez faces charges of aggravated assault with weapon. If you have information call the Crimestoppers hotline on your screen. 956-399-8477 Jose Esteban Rodriguez is considered armed and...

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