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Traffic Stop Leads to Narcotics Seizure, One Arrest

Traffic Stop Leads to Narcotics Seizure, One Arrest

A traffic stop in Cameron County leads to a drug bust and arrest. Primera Police stopped 19-year-old Carlos Houston Miranda. Authorities allegedly spotted the drugs in plain sight in his vehicle.He was charged with two counts of possession of a controlled substance. His total bond was set at 17,500 dollars.

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HIDTA Agents Seize Hundreds of Pounds Of Marijuana

HIDTA Agents Seize Hundreds of Pounds Of Marijuana

 Hundreds of pounds of marijuana were seized near Garceno on Thursday. Starr County HIDTA agents noticed a Chevy Tahoe exiting La Prieta Road, traveling east on Old Highway 83. A traffic stop was conducted for expired registration. The driver refused to stop and made a u-turn on FM 649, making it’s way to the river […]

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Large Cocaine Seizure At International Bridge

Large Cocaine Seizure At International Bridge

Federal agents confiscate 11 pounds of cocaine at a local international bridge.  Customs and Border Protection agents at the Hidalgo-Reynosa International Bridge came across an SUV and sent a 38-year-old Mexican citizen to secondary inspection. Five packages of the narcotics were found hidden within the vehicle. The cocaine was valued at an estimated 86 thousand […]

Two Men Arrested After Traffic Stop

Two Men Arrested After Traffic Stop

A traffic stop leads to an arrest in Rio Grande City. HIDTA investigators found 6 grams of crack cocaine hidden inside a black Ford F-150  after conducting a traffic stop on Ebano road. The driver Dario Ruben Morales and passenger Jose Rocha Junior were arrested for possession of a controlled substance  – a second-degree felony. […]

Meth Intercepted By Federal Authorities

Meth Intercepted By Federal Authorities

Two men were arrested after attempting to smuggle meth. Laredo border patrol reported the incident happened near Hebbronville. Two individuals approached the primary inspection near the checkpoint on Farm to market road 1017. During a secondary inspection, agents found 41 bundles of methamphetamine with a weight of 69 pounds and a value of $2.2 million […]

Safer Community; Prescription Medication Drop Box deployed in Alton

Safer Community; Prescription Medication Drop Box deployed in Alton

Alton, Texas — According to the 2017 national survey on drug use and health, 6 million Americans misused prescription medication. The Alton Police Department is now implementing an initiative to save lives and protect the environment. The study shows many individuals that abused prescription drugs, got them from a friend, family member or their medicine […]

Three Arrested For Engaging In Organized Criminal Activity

Three Arrested For Engaging In Organized Criminal Activity

LAREDO — A traffic stop leads to the arrest of three men carrying several bundles of marijuana. When officers attempted to stop a Lincoln Navigator at the intersection of Katiana Drive and Lomas del Sur, the vehicle parked outside a home and two people fled the scene on foot. There, authorities were able to arrest […]

Traffic Stop Leads To Multiple Arrests In Alamo

Traffic Stop Leads To Multiple Arrests In Alamo

Two suspects are formally charged after authorities confiscate narcotics during a traffic stop in Alamo. 24-year-old Mark Anthony Lopez and 34-year-old Crystal Nicole Martinez were stopped on the 900 block of Frontage Road. As officers questioned them, they seemed suspicious. “The search of the vehicle produced approximately 238 pills of Xanax pills. Along with the […]

Drugs Seized By Rio Grande River In Starr County

Drugs Seized By Rio Grande River In Starr County

In Starr County, more than 700 pounds of cocaine were found near the Rio Grande River. Federal agents responded to the area of Garciasville after noticing several suspects loading what appeared to be bundles of narcotics to a vehicle. As Border Patrol arrived, the driver and others fled to Mexico. Along with riverine units, more than 22.5 […]

Authorities Alert Parents To Keep Teens Away From Drugs

Authorities Alert Parents To Keep Teens Away From Drugs

Many parents tend to assume their children who are in middle school are interested in video games or hanging out with friends, but unfortunately, that’s not always the case “The drug of choice for kids is alcohol because it’s easily acceptable, there are parties sometimes parents allow teenagers to drink, they don’t see it as […]

Over $115,000 worth of cocaine seized at International Gateway Bridge

Over $115,000 worth of cocaine seized at International Gateway Bridge

In Brownsville, Customs Agents report the seizure of $ 115,000 in narcotics at the International Gateway Bridge. The seizure happened Friday when a 54-year-old man from Matamoros was sent for a secondary inspection. There, officials discovered six packages of cocaine hidden inside the vehicle he was in. The drugs were confiscated, the man arrested and […]

Nearly $700,000 worth of cocaine seized at Anzalduas International Bridge

Nearly $700,000 worth of cocaine seized at Anzalduas International Bridge

Nearly $700 thousand worth of cocaine were seized on four separate incidents at the Anzalduas International Bridge. The first led to the discovery of 10 packages at a street value of over $189 thousand and the arrest of a 36-year-old Mexican male from Monterrey. In the second a 24-year-old male from Alamo was arrested for concealing […]

Laredo Border Patrol seize over 400 pounds of marijuana

Laredo Border Patrol seize over 400 pounds of marijuana

Border Patrol Agents in Laredo seize over 400 pounds of marijuana after responding to reports of suspicious activity in North Laredo. Agents approached the area and discovered six abandoned bundles of marijuana. The drugs having an estimated value of over $320,000.  No arrests were made.