Individual Photos by U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Below you will find the latest information available for reported drug smuggling, human smuggling and trafficking, and illegal crossings on the Texas border and ports over the past week.
Most news outlets have reported some of the issues that are happening on our southern border. And some of these news outlets have downplayed or even lied about what is happening.
Americans and Texans have been given inconsistent information on what is occurring on the southern border.
Our border issues are complex, and they affect all Texans.5
This is our home, and to most Texans, the border isn’t a political issue or a tool to use against another political party; this is a safety and security issue for our children, families, friends, and local and national law enforcement.
As you read below, we hope the information provided will help all Texans and Americans to better understand the complexity of our current immigration laws and policies that was created by our D.C. lawmakers.
To better comprehend the issues of drug smuggling, human trafficking of children and adults, unaccompanied children, and illegal immigrant crossings that include gang members and many from terrorist countries, we need the real numbers, facts, and statistics.
The information we provide encompasses only the Texas and Mexico border.
This information has been gathered and compiled directly from information by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), which is under the purview of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
As for the accuracy of the information, we can only decipher the information released to us. Therefore, the number of incidents, arrests, types of narcotics, weight, or the street value of said narcotics is considered the minimum amount.
All people apprehended by the Border Patrol undergo criminal history checks using biometrics to ensure their criminal histories are positively identified. To report suspicious activity such as alien and or drug smuggling, contact their website at http://www.cbp.gov. Or follow them on Twitter at @CBPRGV.
The public is encouraged to take a stand against crime in their communities and to help save lives by reporting suspicious activity at 1-800-863-9382.
• JUNE 15 – JUNE 21, 2020 •
*NOTE: “+”; U.S. Customs and Border Patrol did not list specific totals and/or countries on ALL reported incidents.
*NOTE: There are multiple incidents involving criminals from Central America, United States, and most all other countries that happen daily on all U.S. borders. However, the totals below include ONLY what is has reported by U.S. Customs & Border Protection and ONLY along the Texas border. Corridor News is not responsible for what is NOT reported or incorrectly reported.
JUST THE STATS
|SEX OFFENDERS/PREDATORS (child)||9|
|PREVIOUS CRIMINAL CONVICTIONS
|FOREIGN COUNTRIES||Mexico, Honduras, Guatemala, El Salvador, Ecuador, Brazil & Cuba|
|SEIZURES (Hard narcotics excluded. See below)
||577 Xanax pills, U.S. cash, Solar panels, Counterfeit Pokemon action figures, Commercial vehicles (4), Passenger vehicles (17).|
NARCOTIC SEIZURES & ESTIMATED STREET PRICE
*NOTE: The totals below are an estimate of what was reported in U.S. dollar and pounds.
|TYPE OF NARCOTIC||WEIGHT
Agents Seize Nearly $1M in Drugs in the Rio Grande Valley
Friday, June 19, 2020 | EDINBURG, Texas – In less than 24 hours, agents seized more than 1,000 pounds of marijuana and 577 Xanax pills. Last night, Rio Grande City agents…
Busy Night for Laredo Sector Border Patrol Agents who Located and Helped Lost Individuals
Friday, June 19, 2020 | LAREDO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Laredo Sector had a busy night as agents from multiple stations and search and rescue teams worked to…
CBP Officers at the Brownsville and Matamoros International Bridge Seize $2.7 Million in Methamphetamine
Friday, June 19, 2020 | BROWNSVILLE, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Brownsville and Matamoros International Bridge intercepted a load of alleged…
U.S. Border Patrol and Local Law Enforcement Thwart Narcotics Smuggling Attempt
Friday, June 19, 2020 | LAREDO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol, with the assistance of local law enforcement, thwarts a narcotics smuggling attempt in Laredo…
Laredo Sector Border Patrol Deters Narcotics Smuggling Attempt
Friday, June 19, 2020 | LAREDO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Laredo South Station deterred several bundles of narcotics from being smuggled into the country in…
Border Patrol Agents Arrest Convicted Murderer
Friday, June 19, 2020 | Brackettville, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Brackettville Station arrested a convicted murderer, June 12…
Border Patrol Agents Apprehend Convicted Sex Offender
Friday, June 19, 2020 | UVALDE, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Uvalde Station arrested a previously convicted sex offender, June 16…
CBP Seizures Include 38-Year-Old Smuggling Meth Internally
Thursday, June 18, 2020 | EL PASO, Texas — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers working at the El Paso port of entry seized methamphetamine and heroin in a variety of…
Astute Agents Halt Smugglers at the Checkpoint in the Rio Grande Valley
Thursday, June 18, 2020 | FALFURRIAS, Texas – Rio Grande Valley agents arrested the drivers of two failed human smuggling attempts. A combined 15 illegal aliens were discovered…
A Keen Nose Leads to Currency Seizure in the Rio Grande Valley
Wednesday, June 17, 2020 | FALFURRIAS, Texas – On Monday, June 15, 2020, agents assigned to the Falfurrias station seized over $110K at the checkpoint…
CBP Officers Arrest 23 Attempting Illegal Entry At Area Rail Crossings
Wednesday, June 17, 2020 | EL PASO, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection Officers at the El Paso port of entry apprehended 23 illegal aliens between June 15 and June 17. They…
Laredo Sector Border Patrol Continues to Apprehend Child Molesters
Wednesday, June 17, 2020 | LAREDO, Texas – Within hours of each other, U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Laredo South Station apprehended several convicted child molesters near Rio…
Rio Grande Valley Agents Seize over $750K worth of Drugs
Wednesday, June 17, 2020 | EDINBURG, Texas – In less than 24 hours, Border Patrol agents seized more than 900 pounds of marijuana and arrested five smugglers in connection with their…
Two Child Predators Arrested at the Border in the Rio Grande Valley
Wednesday, June 17, 2020 | EDINBURG, Texas – Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol agents arrested two illegal aliens with previous convictions for sexual assault…
CBP Blocks Counterfeit Solar Panels
Wednesday, June 17, 2020 | HOUSTON — For the second time in four months, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers working at the Houston seaport seized over 2,000 solar panels…
Laredo CBP Officers Seize Methamphetamine Worth Over $1 Million at the Juarez-Lincoln Bridge
Tuesday, June 16, 2020 | LAREDO, Texas — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Office of Field Operations (OFO) officers at the Juarez-Lincoln Bridge intercepted hard narcotics…
CBP Training Academies Reopen This Week
Tuesday, June 16, 2020 | WASHINGTON — U.S. Customs and Border Protection will resume training operations at multiple facilities this week. Trainees have arrived and basic training…
Two Men Sought for Child Sex Crimes Arrested in El Paso
Tuesday, June 16, 2020 | EL PASO, Texas — Two men sought for sex crimes against children were arrested by U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers in El Paso…
Joint Enforcement Action Shuts Down Stash House
Tuesday, June 16, 2020 | LAREDO, Texas — U.S. Border Patrol and the Zapata County Sheriff’s Office (ZCSO) shut down an active stash house in Zapata, Texas…
Border Patrol Prevents a Human Smuggling Attempt
Tuesday, June 16, 2020 | LAREDO, Texas — U.S. Border Patrol agents at the Interstate 35 (I-35) Border Patrol checkpoint north of Laredo prevented a human smuggling attempt…
Laredo Sector Border Patrol Agents Arrest a Convicted Child Molester
Tuesday, June 16, 2020 | LAREDO, Texas — In a continuing trend, U.S. Border Patrol agents caught a convicted child molester near Rio Bravo, Texas…
World Trade Bridge Officers Seize Over $2.5 Million in Marijuana within Commercial Shipment
Tuesday, June 16, 2020 | LAREDO, Texas — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Office of Field Operations (OFO) officers at the World Trade Bridge seized marijuana with a street…
CBP Collaboration Leads to Canal Waterway Rescue
Tuesday, June 16, 2020 | EL PASO, Texas — A U.S. Border Patrol Agent assisted by U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers conducted an emergency water rescue from a perilous…
CBP Officers Seize $1.6 Million Worth in Hard Narcotics Over One Enforcement Action
Tuesday, June 16, 2020 | LAREDO, Texas — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Office of Field Operations (OFO) officers at the Juarez-Lincoln Bridge intercepted a mixture of hard…
U.S. Border Patrol Makes Multiple Narcotics Seizures
Tuesday, June 16, 2020 | EL PASO, Texas — U.S. Border Patrol, El Paso Sector agents broke up two separate drug smuggling attempts over the weekend…
Joint Enforcement Action Results in Apprehension of Large Group at Stash House
Monday, June 15, 2020 | LAREDO, Texas — U.S. Border Patrol, Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), and the Webb County Constables Office (WCCO) apprehended a large group at a…
Traffic Stop Leads to Border Patrol Apprehension of Human Smugglers
Monday, June 15, 2020 | LAREDO, Texas — A traffic stop by Border Patrol agents resulted in the apprehension of human smugglers north of Laredo…
Border Patrol Halts Two Human Smuggling Attempts in the Rio Grande Valley
Monday, June 15, 2020 | EDINBURG, Texas — Rio Grande Valley agents arrest 12 illegal aliens during two failed human smuggling attempts…
Rio Grande Valley Agents Seize over $2.7M worth of Drugs
Monday, June 15, 2020 | EDINBURG, Texas — Since Friday, agents seized over 315 pounds of marijuana and more than 75 pounds of cocaine…
CBP Field Operations at Hidalgo International Bridge Seizes Methamphetamine Worth $379K
Monday, June 15, 2020 | HIDALGO, Texas — U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Hidalgo International Bridge seized $379,000 worth of alleged…
Harrisburg CBP Seizes More Counterfeit Pokemon Action Figures from Hong Kong
Monday, June 15, 2020 | HARRISBURG, Pa. — Just one month after seizing more than 86,000 counterfeit Pokemon action figures, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers in…
Border Patrol Seizes Marijuana
Monday, June 15, 2020 | VAN HORN, Texas — On two separate occasions within a week, Border Patrol agents assigned to the Van…