Tag: trailer

911 Call Leads to human trafficking bust

Edinburg (KFXV) – Here is the recording of the 911 call which lead authorities to find a trailer with 17 undocumented immigrants. The driver, Ruben Echavarria says he is not responsible for the trafficking of 17 immigrants that were rescued this past Sunday from the truck he was driving. This was the call made from a friend of one of the 17 immigrants that were rescued Sunday after being in a trailer truck for more than 8 hours. Ruben Echeverria was the driver of the Coraggio transport truck that was on its way to Miami, Florida. According to Echavarria...

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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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Sports Car Trapped Under Tractor Trailer

LA FERIA (KFXV) — Scary moments for a driver who’s sports car was trapped under a trailer. Authorities responded to the incident in La Feria this morning near the intersection of Highway 83 and Mile Three. Police confirmed the driver lost control of the vehicle, causing him to collide with the 18-wheeler and be lodged below the trailer. As of yet, law enforcement has not identified the driver who received treatment at a local hospital for minor...

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CBP Officers Make Nearly 900 Pound Bust

Pharr (KFXV) — At the Pharr International Bridge, 900 pounds of marijuana are stopped from hitting valley streets. The bust happening this week when CBP officers sent a trailer to a secondary inspection, discovering these 162 packages containing 890 pounds of narcotic inside. The estimated street value over $178,000. The driver is arrested and Homeland Security is investigating the...

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Man Charged For Four Deaths After Accident

Raymondville (KFXV) — The man responsible for the death of four family members after an accident with his 18 wheeler is charged. The fatal accident in happened over the holiday weekend. A tractor trailer struck a family’s vehicle on FM 186, killing four of them. The victims were 34-year-old Luis Cantu, 37-year-old, Elizabeth Murad, 14-year-old Delroy Cantu, and 8-year-old, Luis Cantu Jr. 38 year old, Antonio Quintero-Valdez Jr is charged with four counts of criminal negligent homicide. A judge set Quintero’s bond at...

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