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RGV Border Patrol Agents Seize More Than 500 Lbs Of Drugs Since Tuesday

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EDINBURG, Texas – Rio Grande Valley Sector agents seize of more than 571 pounds of marijuana in four separate incidents.

On Tuesday morning, Rio Grande City agents responded to a reported drug smuggling event near Roma, Texas. As agents arrived, they observed five drug smugglers swim back to Mexico. Agents searched the immediate area and discovered three bundles of marijuana, weighing more than 200 pounds, valued at over $162K.

That same day, agents working in Roma, Texas, responded to a reported drug smuggling attempt involving a dark colored Ford F-150 pickup. While responding to the location, agents received additional information indicating the driver of the Ford F-150 off loaded several bundles at a nearby residence and abandoned the pickup. Agents searched the property and discovered more than 230 pounds of marijuana, valued at over $186K. Agents located the driver on Farm to Market Road 649 and arrested him.

Hours later, Brownsville agents observed multiple drug smugglers travelling north of the Rio Grande. As agents attempted to arrest them, the smugglers abandoned the drugs and attempted to abscond. A search of the area resulted in the arrest of two Mexican nationals and the seizure of two bundles of marijuana. The drugs weighed 70 pounds, valued at $56K.

This morning, a Fort Brown agent on patrol near Brownsville, Texas, observed three subjects running north of the river levee carrying bundles of marijuana on their backs. As additional agents arrived to the area, the smugglers abandoned the drugs and attempted to flee. An immediate search of the area led to the arrest of two Mexican nationals and the seizure of more than 71 pounds marijuana, valued at over $57K.

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Border Patrol Nabs Sex Offender & Armed Smugglers Over Memorial Weekend

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IMPERIAL, Calif. – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the El Centro Sector arrested a previously convicted sex offender, and two women in an armed human smuggling attempt, in two separate events over the weekend.

The first incident occurred Saturday, at around 3:53 a.m., when an agent encountered a man approximately 17.5 miles west of the Calexico West Port of Entry. During an immigration check, it was discovered that the man was from Mexico and was attempting to enter the United States illegally. The man was placed under arrest and transported to the El Centro station for further processing.

At the station, record checks revealed that the man had been previously convicted for “Lewd and Lascivious Acts with a Child” out of Santa Clara, on July 10, 2007. He was sentenced to one year of incarceration for his conviction. Record checks also revealed that the man has an extensive criminal record and two prior removals from the United States.

The 45-year-old man will be held in federal custody pending prosecution for 8 USC 1326 Re-entry of Removed Aliens.

In fiscal year 2020, El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents have arrested and/or removed 36 individuals either convicted or wanted on sexual offense charges after they entered the United States illegally.

The second incident occurred on Sunday, at around 10:50 p.m., when a gray Hyundai Sonata approached the Highway 86 checkpoint near Salton City. A Border Patrol agent assigned to primary inspection referred the vehicle to secondary inspection. While in secondary inspection, agents discovered two illegal aliens in the rear seat of the vehicle. Agents conducted a search on the driver and passenger, agents discovered a loaded handgun on the passenger’s waistband.

The driver and passenger, both adult United States citizen women, were presented for 8 USC 1324 Alien Smuggling. The two Mexican adult men will remain under federal custody pending an order of removal.

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CBP Seizes Over $2 Million Worth Of Meth At Hidalgo International Bridge

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Another massive seizure of cartel meth. This is happening with regularity, and for every seizure, there are many shipments make it through into our country. We need more wall on the border so agents will be freed up to patrol ports of entry.

HIDALGO, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Hidalgo International Bridge arrested a woman from Houston, Texas after discovering $2,446,000 worth of alleged methamphetamine concealed within the vehicle she was driving.

“This was an excellent discovery of hard narcotics, amid the travel restrictions we are currently operating under,” said Port Director Carlos Rodriguez, Port of Hidalgo/Pharr/ Anzalduas. “This exemplifies OFO’s commitment and continued resolve to prevent drugs from crossing our borders.”

On May 23, a CBP officer at the Hidalgo-Reynosa International Bridge encountered a brown 1999 Ford F150 pickup driven by a 20-year-old woman and referred her for further inspection. The secondary inspection, which included utilizing non-intrusive imaging equipment (NII), resulted in officers discovering 122.3 pounds (55.48 kg) of alleged methamphetamine hidden within the truck’s gas tank.

CBP OFO seized the narcotics, the truck, and arrested the woman from Houston, ultimately turning her over to the custody of agents with Homeland Security Investigations who continue with the investigation.

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