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Federal Agents Seize Nearly $700,000 Worth Of Narcotics

Federal Agents Seize Nearly $700,000 Worth Of Narcotics

700 thousand dollars worth of narcotics are taken off the streets by federal agents.On Tuesday, Border Patrol agents in Escobares saw a vehicle speeding. Roma police tried to conduct a stop but the vehicle kept going. Minutes later the driver stopped and fled the scene.  Click on video to view full story.

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Border patrol seizes over $350,000 worth of narcotics

Border patrol seizes over $350,000 worth of narcotics

Rio Grande Valley, Texas– On saturday Weslaco agents discovered six bundles of marijuana weighing over 139 lbs after responding to a call of a suspicious individual near Pharr.  In Rio Grande City agents seized over 159 pounds of marijuana following a pursuit near Roma. The driver was arrested after attempting to leave the scene.  Fort […]

Border Patrol Agents Seize Large Amounts Of Narcotics

Border Patrol Agents Seize Large Amounts Of Narcotics

Border Patrol seized millions of dollars worth in narcotics during two separate smuggling attempts. On September 26, federal agents at the Javier Vega Junior checkpoint seized 142 pounds of methamphetamine worth an estimated 4.5 million dollars. On September 27, agents at the Falfurrias checkpoint referred a commercial bus for further inspection. A canine alerted to […]

Border Patrol Arrests MS-13 Gang Members

Border Patrol Arrests MS-13 Gang Members

Three alleged MS-13 gang members are arrested by Border Patrol agents. Weslaco agents arrested a Salvadoran citizen who tried to enter the country illegally. They reported that the suspect confessed to being a member of the Mara Salvatrucha gang.  The second arrest was recorded during an apparent smuggling attempt at the Falfurrias checkpoint, where they […]

Border Patrol Agents in Laredo seize contraband in separate incidents at the Checkpoint

Border Patrol Agents in Laredo seize contraband in separate incidents at the Checkpoint

[KGVID]https://dcl9dohvvr1qz.cloudfront.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/24105102/laredodrugbusts.m4v[/KGVID] Border Patrol agents in Laredo seized contraband in two separate incidents both happening on August 21st on highway 35 at the checkpoint. Agents discovered 239 pounds of marijuana inside a cab sleeper of a black tractor. 10 bundles worth over $191,000 were found. The driver, a Mexican national, was arrested and turned over to […]

Eight Million dollars worth of Liquid Meth Seized

Eight Million dollars worth of Liquid Meth Seized

Eight million dollars ($8,000,000) and more than 250 pounds of liquid meth. That’s the size of a seizure agents at the Falfurrias Checkpoint made. Customs and Border Protection is reporting that their officers conducted a search of a truck carrying an estimated value of more than eight million dollars worth of methamphetamine. Law enforcement detained […]

Woman Detained By BP Back With Family

Woman Detained By BP Back With Family

Pharr (KFXV) — A young mother, and resident of Pharr, who border patrol detained at a checkpoint as she traveled to her immigration hearing is now back with her family. Anahi Salinas’s family claims border patrol agents detained her even though a judge had previously given her an order to allow her to travel to […]

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Woman Detained by Border Patrol While Visiting Child During Surgery

Woman Detained by Border Patrol While Visiting Child During Surgery

PHARR (KFXV) — A family in Pharr lived moments of uncertainty because one of their family members was detained by border patrol agents in Falfurrias. The mother of two was on her way to an appointment with the American Consulate in Ciudad Juarez. The family says they were not told where they would be taking […]

Undocumented Immigrants found trapped inside refrigerated trailer

Undocumented Immigrants found trapped inside refrigerated trailer

Sarita, Texas (KFXV) – More than a dozen immigrants trapped in a refrigerated trailer are rescued by border patrol agents. The incident happened this morning at the Sarita Checkpoint. Border patrol officials release these pictures this afternoon. The rescue happened when the driver was referred to a secondary inspection. A K-9 alerted officers who then […]

Border Patrol Demonstrates New Rescue Techniques

Border Patrol Demonstrates New Rescue Techniques

Cases like the rescue we reported on of two Mexican men who were rescued from drowning by border patrol agents on Tuesday happen often along the river. Often, the consequences are fatal. Today, the Border Patrol department simulated rescues and demonstrated to members of the media the routes some of the undocumented immigrants take while […]

Border Patrol Agents Rescue Drowning Men

Border Patrol Agents Rescue Drowning Men

Roma (KFXV) – Border patrol agents near Roma rescue two men struggling to stay afloat as they swim with their families in the Rio Grande. According to the agency, yesterday a group of people on the Mexican side of the riverbank called out for help as two men swimming in the river were drowning. Upon […]