Tag: U.S. Customs and Border Protection

200K of Cocaine Seized at Pharr International Bridge

Weslaco (KFXV) – On April 14th Customs and Border Protection Agents along with the help of K-9 discovered 12 packages allegedly containing over 27 lbs of cocaine valued at around $213,000 in a vehicle that was driven by 27-year-old female US citizen from San Benito Texas. The woman was arrested and the vehicle and narcotics, were handed over to Homeland...

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Man Claims CBP Used Excessive Force When Crossing Into U.S.

BROWNSVILLE (KFXV) — A man is claiming to have been assaulted by CBP Officers at Brownsville International Bridge The man has been on bedrest since the incident and is already preparing to take legal action. The victim’s attorney, claiming excessive force was used on the Brownsville resident, on April 2nd, 2017 by Customs and Border Protection Officers as they were coming back to the U.S. from Matamoros, Tamaulipas. Fox News, is not identifying the victim, per his request. The result: Several fractures that the victim says is not only a physical impediment but, one that has also left his...

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Human Trafficker Rams Barricades at Donna International Bridge

DONNA (KFXV) — On Monday, a human trafficker eluded authorities near the Donna port of entry, eventually colliding with barriers on the bridge. According to Border Patrol, agents witnessed a man pick up an undocumented person near the port of entry, and after attempted to conduct a traffic stop, fled from them, heading towards the bridge. The man then rammed the entrance gate, hit a second gate, and then a concrete barrier before stopping. Law enforcement pursued the driver and passenger on foot, but they both swam to...

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US Customs & Border Patrol anticipate heavy traffic ahead of Easter weekend

Agents with US Customs and border patrol are anticipating heavy traffic ahead of Easter weekend. The Anzalduas International Bridge will take part in a federal program that provides public and private funds to pay for overtime at the Crossing. This allows officers to work overtime as well as aid CBP agents with opening more Lanes. The operation begins April 13th and will continue through Friday until 4pm on both days. On average Anzalduas bridge sees 3000 Crossings with a 65% increase during...

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Twitter challenges US order for anti-Trump user records

BY BARBARA ORTUTAY NEW YORK (AP) — Twitter defied a U.S. government request for records that could identify users behind an account opposed to President Donald Trump, and is challenging that order in court. The company filed its lawsuit Thursday in a San Francisco federal court against the federal Department of Homeland Security and its Customs and Border Protection office, charging that their efforts to “unmask” the people behind the account violate the First Amendment. Twitter said its users have a constitutional right to disseminate such “anonymous and pseudonymous political speech.” It declined to comment beyond the lawsuit. DHS...

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