Tag: seizure

CBP Seize 911 Pounds of Narcotics at Pharr Bridge

PHARR (KFXV) — Customs and Border Agents made a seizure of alleged Marijuana at the Pharr International Bridge, estimated at nearly $200,000. According to officials, on the 16th, police sent a tractor trailer to a secondary inspection where they discovered 236 packages, containing 911 pounds of the narcotic. The driver, vehicle and drugs were handed over to Homeland Security for further...

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Largest Meth Bust Recorded at Pharr International Bridge

Pharr (KFXV) — Officers with U.S. Customs and Border Protection at the Pharr International Bridge made their largest seizure of methamphetamine ever. On March 3, agents sent a commercial trailer to a secondary inspection where they discovered 53 bottles of cleaning solutions, containing 615 pounds of methamphetamine. The alleged narcotics are valued at over 12 million dollars. The driver, trailer and drugs were handed over to Homeland Security for further...

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Three Behind Bars for Illegal Gambling Establishment

Palmhurst (KFXV) — Three men went before a judge, accused of operating an illegal gambling machine — or eight liner — establishment out of a home located near Stewart Road and Mile 3 in Palmhurst. Agents seized 55 gambling machines, $2,759 in cash, and two firearms. 31 year-old, Sergio Manuel Hernandez and 33-year-old, Juan Angel Gomez Perez both received a $14,000 bond for 4 charges each, and 23 year old, Raul Ramon Mares, received an $11,000 bond for three charges. Authorities say these establishments are not safe for those who frequent those operations, as police often find the doors...

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Jury Decides Former Mission Cop is Guilty

MCALLEN (KFXV) — In Federal court, the former Mission Police officer Hector “Jojo Mendez” is found guilty today of two counts of possession and intent to distribute cocaine. After a six day trial and approximately three hours of deliberation in federal court, a jury found Mendez guilty after hearing closing arguments. Guilty on two counts of conspiracy to possess and intent to distribute cocaine, Jojo Mendez will now wait to see how much time he will serve in federal prison. Fox 2 News spoke with the defense attorney, saying he felt disappointed with the decision. Court documents indicate the...

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