Our U.S. border issues are complex, and they affect all Texans. 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 us, our children, friends, families and our local law enforcement…
Below you will find the latest information available for reported drug smuggling, human trafficking and illegal crossings that have occurred on the Texas border and ports over the week of October 4 – October 10, 2018.
It has been published by many news outlets around the country that the criminal activity on our Texas-Mexico border has been consistently dropping over the last couple of years, and Americans and Texans have been given inconsistent information on what is occurring on our border.
Our U.S. border issues are complex, and they affect all Texans. 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 us, our children, friends, families and our local law enforcement.
As you read below, we hope the information provided will help all Texans to better understand the problems happening on our southern border and what we need to do to repair our current immigration laws and policies that stem from our lawmakers in D.C.
However, to better understand if these are real problems or just political bloviation concerning our southern border with 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.
Texas isn’t the only state that shares a border with Mexico. Therefore, as you read the weekly report below, remember this information is only what is occurring on the Texas-Mexico border and Texas ports.
This information has been gathered and compiled directly from information given to us 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 provided to you, we can only decipher the information that is 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.
We give the totals of illegal crossing arrests, including their nationality, drug seizures including weight and “street value” totals, current charges or convictions of those apprehended and other items to help all of us make educated decisions. Additionally, we include links to our other weekly border stories.
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.
Read related border coverage:
- Oct. 4, 2018: TX Border Weekly Recap Include $1.2M In Drug Seizures, Gang Members, Convicted Rapist And Sexual Battery Of A Child
- Sept. 27, 2018: Texas Border Apprehensions Include Several Convicted/Charged Child Molesters, Rape Of A Child With Force And $9.5M In Narcotics
NOTE: The totals below for arrests, apprehensions, seizures, drugs, etc. are ONLY what is reported by Customs & Border Protection. Corridor News is not responsible for what is NOT reported or incorrectly reported.
• Week of Oct. 4 – Oct. 10, 2018 •
Texas Border Reported Arrests/Apprehensions
Texas Border Reported Arrests/Apprehensions from the following counties;
• Arrests/Apprehensions Weekly Total: 108+ (“+”: see note below)
Of those above there were…
• 8 USC (U.S. Citizen)
• 2 MS-13 Gang Member(s)
• 2 Rescue(s)
• YES (total unavailable) Child(ren)/Unaccompanied/Juvenile(s)
• 1 Individuals apprehended with active criminal charges, warrants or convictions;
• U.S. Citizen: Arrest warrant for aggravated sexual assault of a child
*Note: “+”; U.S. Customs and Border Patrol did not list exact or specific totals or countries on some reported incidents.
Texas Border Weekly Narcotic Seizures & Estimated Street Price
NOTE: The totals below are an estimate. U.S. dollar and pounds used.
• 1,321 lbs
• $1,030,000 Million
• 24.34 lbs
• 38. lbs
• Weight Total of Narcotics: 1,383.34 lbs.
• Estimated Street Value of Narcotics: $2,638,880 Million
Protecting Agriculture — Agro-Terrorism
The CBP agriculture specialist and the CBP officer at U.S. ports of entry and international mail facilities target, detect, intercept, and thereby prevent the entry of these potential threats before they have a chance to do any harm.Main large photo: Khapra Beetle larvae in a bag of rice confiscated by the US Customs and Border Protection- Photo by CBP. Top right photo: An adult Khapra Beetle | Photo by University Florida – Institute of Food & Agricultural.
Khapra Beetles is one of the world’s most feared stored-product pests. In fact, it has been described as one of the 100 worst invasive species worldwide.