Tag: United States

STC Holds Two-Day Human Trafficking Conference

EDINBURG (KFXV) — Every year, millions of men, women, and children are trafficked in countries around the world, including the United States. South Texas College is hosting a two-day conference to raise awareness about this crime. Experts say human trafficking is modern-day slavery – happening everywhere – every year, thousands of cases are reported, but many more go unnoticed. South Texas College hosts the 12th Annual Conference to raise awareness on human trafficking. Experts say we are in a unique area where a lot of trafficking comes through. Many myths and misconceptions exist about human trafficking which is why...

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Mexican Officials Deny Shooting at McAllen Couple

MCALLEN (KFXV) — We have an update to a story we reported on yesterday, on two MCALLEN residents who were injured in Reynosa during a shootout between federal officials and armed criminals. According to Mexican news outlets, Luis Alfredo Aleman and his wife, Alejandra Aleman were injured while shopping. Both are now back in the United States. Fox News spoke to family members who declined an on-camera interview, and said although Alejandra did sustain minor injuries, she is mostly frightened by the situation. Her husband is currently in San Antonio receiving treatment for his extensive injuries. The Mexican marines...

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CBP seized over $30,000 worth of cocaine from Illinois Woman

According to authorities upon a secondary inspection found two packages containing almost four and a half pounds of cocaine hidden inside a vehicle driven by a 26 year old Illinois woman as she attempted to cross into the United States. In total the narcotics are estimated at $34,000 The drugs vehicle and driver were handed over to Homeland Security for further...

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Two Recovering After Shot in Fronton; One Dead

FRONTON (KFXV) — We first reported on a shooting near Fronton, in western Starr County, last night that left two injured, and one dead. More details have been released. Starr county, along with state, federal and Mexican authorities are investigating the incident that occurred around 4 in the afternoon. The victims — who are all in the United States legally — report that they were fired upon from the Mexican side while fishing on a boat. According to authorities, the two who were injured, are recovering.   Fronton,...

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Known Human Smuggler Arrested in Starr County

STARR COUNTY (KFXV) — A woman involved in human trafficking is behind bars tonight. According to authorities, Abigail Del Angel, originally from Mexico, operated out of Rio Grande City, and allegedly smuggled up to 75 undocumented immigrants per week. Authorities had previously removed Del Angel for her involvement in smuggling and dwelling illegally in the United States. Since 2016, she maintained a low profile due to increasing pressure from the state and federal authorities. She received a sentence of 90 days in...

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