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Woman Kidnapped At Gunpoint At Texas’ Border With Mexico

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The border can be a dangerous place. You have to wonder what they had planned for the woman. Mexican sex trafficking organizations make a lot of money by forcing women into prostitution & have been known to abduct their victims.

“EDINBURG, Texas – Authorities arrested two men in connection with the Christmas Day kidnapping of a woman at an international port of entry parking lot in Texas.

The kidnapping took place Christmas Day in the parking lot of the Progresso Port of Entry, just north of the Mexican border city of Nuevo Progreso. The port services a large number of visitors on a regular basis who cross into Mexico for lower-priced prescription medicines and treatments. According to the Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office, a group of women were in the lot when one began an argument with her boyfriend. Two men later identified as 29-Jesus Daniel Lugo Roman and 39-year-old Jose Brian Illas Hernandez recorded the incident.

The kidnapping victim confronted the two men and demanded they delete the footage. Lugo drew a pistol and forced the female into his vehicle, according to the sheriff’s office. The two men allegedly took the woman to an apartment in San Juan, Texas. After the alleged kidnapping, the victim’s boyfriend called local police who were able to rescue the woman and arrest the two suspects.

On Thursday, the pair went before Justice of the Peace Gilberto Saenz who formally charged each of the men with one count of aggravated kidnapping and set their bonds at $100,000.”

KGRV 5 reports:

“The kidnapped woman told Hidalgo County sheriff’s deputies she was forced into a Mercedes Benz SUV after they located her. The suspects and victim were inside when they were found. A gun was recovered from the vehicle.

Lugo and Hernandez were arrested and sent to jail. According to court documents, they told the investigators they did not know the victim.”

The DOJ issued a press release on the Mexican “Rendon-Reyes” sex trafficking organization earlier this year:

“In some instances, they forcibly abducted the victims, and on one occasion, a victim’s child. Members of the Organization frequently arranged for others to smuggle the victims across the border and into the United States. Once in the United States, members of the Organization utilized different methods to force the victims to engage in prostitution, including severe and repeated beatings, sexual assaults, forced abortions, threats to the victims, their families and children, and psychological harm. Members of the Organization forced the victims to perform as many as 45 sex acts a night and took all of the prostitution proceeds, funneling the money back to Mexico.”

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CBP Officers Apprehend Man Wanted For Murder In El Paso, Fled To Mexico & Tried To Re-Enter US

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EL PASO, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection Officers working at the Ysleta port of entry Tuesday evening apprehended a man who was being sought in a recent El Paso County murder case.

It was just before 6 p.m. when 52-year-old Sergio Reyna of Mexico arrived at the pedestrian crossing and applied for admission. CBP officers performed a query and received an NCIC alert for an active homicide warrant.

CBP officers confirmed the warrant and took custody of the man. He was then turned over to the El Paso County Sheriff’s office for processing.

“CBP officers routinely identify and take into custody wanted people while they are performing their primary homeland security mission,” said CBP El Paso Director of Field Operations Hector Mancha. “Every day we are working to keep our community and our nation safe.”

The El Paso Times reports:

“A man accused of killing his wife in Socorro was arrested Tuesday evening at the Zaragoza international bridge after returning from Mexico, sheriff’s officials said.

Sergio Reyna, 53, was arrested on a murder charge in connection with the death of 52-year-old Marta Reyna over the Fourth of July holiday weekend, sheriff’s officials said.

Marta Reyna’s body was found Sunday in Socorro, where yellow crime-scene tape surrounded Davita Socorro Dialysis in the 10600 block of North Loop Drive. The body was found in the building, a sheriff’s spokeswoman said.

A jail log stated that the crime occurred on Friday.

About 3:30 a.m. Sunday, Socorro police dispatched to check on a person’s welfare found the body of Marta Reyna, sheriff’s officials said. The homicide investigation was then taken over by the sheriff’s Major Crimes Unit.

The investigation found that Sergio Reyna allegedly killed his wife and fled to Mexico, a sheriff’s news release stated. Officials have not disclosed a motive or a method in the killing.

Sheriff’s investigators then obtained an arrest warrant for Sergio Reyna on a murder charge.

About 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sergio Reyna was returning from Mexico in the pedestrian lane at the Zaragoza bridge in El Paso’s Lower Valley when a check by U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers found he was wanted on a murder warrant, CBP said.

CBP officers detained Reyna, who was then handed over to sheriff’s detectives and arrested.

Sergio Reyna is being at the El Paso County Jail in Downtown under a $1 million bond.”

In addition to the murder warrant arrest area CBP officers on Tuesday also apprehended three other wanted individuals, made two drug seizures, intercepted unreported currency, made two intellectual property rights seizures and identified two cases or people attempting to cross live plants into the U.S. from Mexico.

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Failed Narcotic Smuggling Attempts Leads To Several Apprehensions

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LAREDO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents apprehended several individuals and seized $1,120,720 worth of marijuana during several failed narcotics smuggling attempts over the course of a day.

The first incident occurred during the very early morning of July 7, when agents received a report of several individuals carrying bundles across the Rio Grande River. Agents responded and apprehended five individuals with bundles, while also turning several other individuals back to Mexico. Agents seized five bundles of marijuana with an approximate weight of 345.4 lbs., and an estimated value of $276,320. The five individuals were turned over to Special Agents of the Drug Enforcement Administration pending further investigation and prosecution. All five are from the country of Mexico and in the United States illegally.

The second incident occurred in the evening of the same day, when agents observed individuals load bundles of suspected marijuana into a pickup truck on a local ranch. Agents performed a vehicle stop on the truck, and discovered three bundles of marijuana. Agents seized the marijuana with an approximate weight of 289.9 lbs., and an estimated value of $231.920. The occupants of the vehicle were processed accordingly. The vehicle was seized by the U.S. Border Patrol.

The final incident occurred a couple hours later, when agents observed several individuals carrying bundles of suspected marijuana on a property near the Rio Grande River. Agents responded and apprehended three individuals and seized five bundles of marijuana. An additional four subjects absconded back to Mexico. The marijuana has an approximate weight of 382.8 lbs., with an estimated value of $306,240. The four individuals, all illegally present in the United States from the countries of Mexico and Honduras, were turned over to Special Agents of the Drug Enforcement Administration pending further investigation and prosecution.

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