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.
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.
• JUNE 26 – JULY 2, 2020 •
*NOTE: Due to the holiday, Friday, July 3, will be reported next week.
*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
|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.
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