CBP Seize Over $20 Million In Drugs, Apprehend 5 Child Predators, 1 Gang Member On Texas Border

Staff Report

Below you will find the latest information available for reported drug smuggling, human smuggling and trafficking, and illegal crossings over the Texas border and ports over the past week.

Most news outlets report snippets of the issues that happen on our southern border and only when it fits within their political ideology, all the while downplaying, exaggerating, misleading, and inconsistent information about our southern border activity.

Our border issues are complex, and they affect all Texans and Americans.

Texas is our home.

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.

To better comprehend the complex issues of drug smuggling, human trafficking of children and adults, unaccompanied children, and illegal immigrant crossings that include child molesters, convicted criminals and murderers, gang members, and many from terrorist countries, we need the real numbers, facts, and statistics.

The information we provide ONLY encompasses 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 below, we can only decipher and report the information released. Therefore, the number of incidents, arrests, types of narcotics, weight, or the street value of said narcotics is considered the minimum amount.

As you read below, we hope the information provided will help all Texans and Americans better understand the complexity of our current immigration laws and policies created by our D.C. lawmakers.

All people apprehended by the Border Patrol undergo criminal history checks using biometrics to ensure their criminal histories are positively identified.

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 or contact their website at http://www.cbp.gov.

• JUNE 26 – JULY 2, 2020 •

*NOTE: Due to the holiday, Friday, July 3, will be reported next week.
“+”; 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.


Texas BorderApprehensions

FOREIGN COUNTRIES (apprehensions and/or seizures from foreign counties) Brazil, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua
U.S. CITIZENS (apprehended for illegal activity)
(previously convicted or currently charged)
GANG MEMBERS (18th Street)
SEIZURES (Some narcotics excluded. See below)
USDA prohibited misc. items, 5 commercial vehicles, 7 passenger vehicles

*It is not a crime to carry more than $10,000 over then border. However, it is a federal offense not to declare currency or monetary instruments totaling $10,000 or more to a CBP officer upon entry or exit from the U.S. or to conceal it with intent to evade reporting requirements. Failure to declare may result in seizure of the currency and/or arrest. An individual may petition for the return of the money seized by CBP officers, but the petitioner must prove that the source and intended use of the currency were legitimate.


*NOTE: The totals below are an estimate of what was reported in U.S. dollar and pounds.

COCAINE 105.15 lbs. $2,778,500
HEROIN 0 lbs. $0.00
MARIJUANA 2158.70 lbs. $1,760,960
METHAMPHETAMINE 613.10 lbs. $15,935,085.10
TOTAL 2876.95 lbs. $20,474,542.10


CBP Officers at the Del Rio Port of Entry Apprehend Fugitive Wanted For Indecency with a Child Out of Bexar County

Thursday, July 2, 2020 | DEL RIO, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Del Rio Port of Entry arrested a 21-year-old man from Del Rio who was discovered…

RGV Agents Thwart Two Drug Smuggling Attempts in a Matter of Hours
Thursday, July 2, 2020 | EDINBURG, Texas –Border Patrol agents from the Rio Grande Valley Sector stop two smuggling attempts in Starr County that resulted in the seizure of 345 lbs…

Multiple Subjects Injured During a Dangerous Smuggling Attempt
Wednesday, July 1, 2020 | EDINBURG, Texas –A smuggler crashed the vehicle he was using to transport illegal aliens, resulting in numerous injuries…

Rio Grande Valley Agents Continue to Seize Drugs Entering the United States
Wednesday, July 1, 2020 | EDINBURG, Texas –With the help of a K-9, Border Patrol agents foil two smuggling events that resulted in the seizure of marijuana worth an estimated $380K…

Border Patrol Arrest Criminal with Aggravated Sexual Abuse Conviction
Wednesday, July 1, 2020 | LAREDO, TEXAS – U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Laredo South Station arrested a convicted felon of a sex crime in a local ranch…

Laredo Sector Border Patrol Renders Aid to Detainee in Distress
Wednesday, July 1, 2020 | LAREDO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Laredo South Station acted quickly as they rendered aid to an arrested…

Brownsville CBP Officers Seize $178K in Cocaine in Two Seizures
Wednesday, July 1, 2020 | BROWNSVILLE, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Brownsville Port of Entry intercepted alleged narcotics in two separate…

Laredo Sector Border Patrol Agents Continue to Halt Human Smuggling Cases at Checkpoint
Wednesday, July 1, 2020 | LAREDO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Interstate 35 (I-35) checkpoint stopped large human smuggling…

Del Rio Sector Border Patrol Agents Apprehend Convicted Sex Offender
Wednesday, July 1, 2020 | Uvalde, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Uvalde Station arrested a previously convicted sex…

CBP Intercepts Animal Skulls, Bones, Skins
Wednesday, July 1, 2020 | HOUSTON – U.S. Customs and Border Protection agriculture specialists working at the George Bush Intercontinental Airport cargo facility intercepted a…

Laredo CBP Officers Seize $700K in Hard Narcotics in One Enforcement Action
Tuesday, June 30, 2020 | LAREDO, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Office of Field Operations (OFO) officers at the Juarez-Lincoln Bridge intercepted hard narcotics…

Human Smuggling Event in Concealed Compartment Foiled
Tuesday, June 30, 2020 | LAREDO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents were assisted by the Encinal Police Department (EPD) in foiling a human smuggling event that utilized a concealed…

Border Patrol Intercepts Another Sizable Human Smuggling Event
Tuesday, June 30, 2020 | LAREDO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents at the Interstate 35 (I-35) Border Patrol checkpoint north of Laredo intercepted another sizable human smuggling…

Convicted Sex Offender Caught Attempting to Re-enter the United States in the Rio Grande Valley
Tuesday, June 30, 2020 | FALFURRIAS, Texas – Rio Grande Valley Border Patrol agents arrest a smuggler with a prior conviction for the sexual assault of a victim under the age of 11…

Del Rio Border Patrol Agents Discover Abandoned Meth
Tuesday, June 30, 2020 | DEL RIO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents seized over 12 pounds of methamphetamine abandoned in a backpack…

RGV Border Patrol seizes Marijuana, Cocaine, and arrest a Gang Member
Monday, June 29, 2020 | EDINBURG, Texas – Over the weekend, Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol agents kept more than $3M in drugs and a gang member from entering the United…

Border Patrol Agents Prevent a Human Smuggling Attempt at Checkpoint
Monday, June 29, 2020 | LAREDO, TEXAS – U.S. Border Patrol agents working at the U.S. Highway 59 (US-59) checkpoint prevented a human smuggling attempt…

CBP Field Operations Seizes Over $11 Million in Methamphetamine within Commercial Bus
Monday, June 29, 2020 | EAGLE PASS, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Office of Field Operations (OFO) officers seized more than $11 million in methamphetamine in a…

Border Patrol Agents Yield Marijuana Seizure
Monday, June 29, 2020 | LAREDO, TEXAS – U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Laredo North Station disrupted a narcotics smuggling attempt northwest of…

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