SPECIAL NOTE: Since Oct. 1, Del Rio Sector has apprehended over 1,800 subjects illegally crossing our borders, from 26 different countries. Citizens of Haiti comprised over 450 of those apprehensions. Due to policies enacted by Title 42, Border Patrol agents rapidly encounter process and expel those illegally entering the U.S. back to their countries of origin for the health and safety of the population.
TEXAS – 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 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 our children, families, friends, and local and national law enforcement.
To better comprehend the complex issues of drug smuggling, human and sex trafficking of children and adults, unaccompanied children, and illegal immigrant crossings, including child molesters, convicted criminals, murderers, gang members, where they come from, we need 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, 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.
JUST THE FACTS
OCTOBER 19 — 23, 2020*
TEXAS BORDER APPREHENSIONS & SEIZURES
|APPREHENSIONS & SEIZURES
(*Excluding narcotics. For narcotics, see table below)
|TOTAL ARRESTS/APPREHENSIONS||207- ADULTS
2- UNACCOMPANIED JUVENILES
(NOTE: Total included above, for more information see below)
1- NINE-YEAR-OLD GIRL – DROWNING
1- 13-YEAR-OLD BOY – DROWNING
|SEX OFFENDERS (Previously Convicted)||6- OVERALL TOTAL OF SEX OFFENDER
4- OF THE 6 WERE SEX CRIMES AGAINST A CHILD(REN)
||2- COMMERCIAL SHIPMENT OF ALUMINUM SCRAP SHIPMENT
|SEIZED PASSENGER VEHICLES||8|
|SEIZED COMMERCIAL VEHICLES||3- COMMERCIAL TRACTOR TRAILERS
|COUNTRIES OF APPREHENSIONS
(Home countries of those apprehended/arrested) (USC: United States Citizen)
|CUBA, ECUADOR, EL SALVADOR, GUATEMALA, HAITI, HONDURAS, & MEXICO|
APPREHENSIONS WITH PREVIOUS U.S. CONVICTIONS
|CONVICTION(S) OR ALLEGED
|LOCATION OF CRIME||SENTENCE OR OUTSTANDING WARRANT|
MEXICAN NATIONAL, JHONNY MANUEL JEREZ-CAZORLA – ARRESTED FOR RAPE OF A CHILD AND WAS SUBSEQUENTLY FOUND GUILTY OF A LESSER CHARGE, INDECENT ASSAULT, AND BATTERY ON CHILD UNDER 14.
|WORCESTER COUNTY, MASSACHUSETTS
||2 YEARS CONFINEMENT
MEXICAN NATIONAL – MARTIN ACEVEDO-GALLEGOS, ARRESTED, CHARGED & FOUND GUILTY OF INDECENCY WITH A CHILD.
*CRIMINAL HISTORY INCLUDED SEVERAL IMMIGRATION VIOLATIONS AND ARRESTS BY STATE AND LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT. PAST CRIMINAL CONVICTIONS INCLUDE DRIVING WHILE INTOXICATED, AND DRUG POSSESSION, WHERE A JUDGE SENTENCED HIM TO FIVE YEARS INCARCERATION.
|RIO GRANDE CITY, TX||
1 YEAR CONFINEMENT
MEXICAN NATIONAL – SERGIO CASTORENA-RAMIREZ – CONVICTED OF INDECENCY WITH A CHILD
|FORT WORTH, TX||
1 YEAR CONFINEMENT
HONDURAN NATIONAL – JESUS DE LA O-RAMOS – CONVICTED OF INDECENCY WITH A CHILD SEXUAL CONTACT
|SAN ANTONIO, TX||
4 YEARS CONFINEMENT
MEXICAN NATIONAL – JORGE MENDEZ-GONZALEZ – CONVICTED OF AGGRAVATED SEXUAL ASSAULT.
|NACOGDOCHES COUNTY, TX
||5 YEARS CONFINEMENT|
MEXICAN NATIONAL, NOE CHAVEZ-REYES – ARRESTED, CHARGED, AND FOUND GUILTY OF SEXUAL ASSAULT.
CRIMINAL CONVICTIONS INCLUDE IMMIGRATION VIOLATIONS, WHICH LED HIM TO BE CONVICTED IN 2012 FOR ILLEGAL ENTRY AND WAS SENTENCED TO 46 MONTHS CONFINEMENT.
|LEACHVILLE, ARKANSAS||3 YEARS CONFINEMENT|
WEEKLY NARCOTIC SEIZURES
|TYPE OF NARCOTIC||WEIGHT||STREET VALUE|
WHERE WE GET OUR INFORMATION
Over 100 Undocumented Aliens Apprehended by Laredo Sector Border Patrol Agents in 30 Hours
Friday, October 23, 2020 | LAREDO, Texas – In a period of just over 30 hours, numerous human smuggling events were intercepted throughout the Laredo Sector’s area of operations that…
Border Patrol Agents Arrest 6 Sex Offenders
Thursday, October 22, 2020 | Del Rio, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Del Rio Sector continue to see an increase in the number of…
Brownsville Port of Entry CBP Officers Seize Fentanyl at Gateway International Bridge
Thursday, October 22, 2020 | BROWNSVILLE, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Gateway International Bridge intercepted a load of alleged fentanyl, hidden within a…
Border Patrol Agents Rescue Young Siblings From Rio Grande River
Thursday, October 22, 2020 | EAGLE PASS, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Eagle Pass Station rescued two minors from the Rio Grande River…
CBP Officers Intercept More Than $6.9 Million in Cocaine Over the Weekend at the Laredo Port of Entry
Wednesday, October 21, 2020 | LAREDO, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers facilitating lawful trade encountered tractor-trailers with a combined estimated street…
Rio Grande City Agents Arrest Two Sex Offenders
Tuesday, October 20, 2020 | EDINBURG, Texas – Rio Grande City agents encounter two Mexican nationals with an extensive criminal history. Yesterday afternoon, Rio Grande City agents…
RGV Agents Disrupt Five Human Smuggling Attempts in 48 Hours
Tuesday, October 20, 2020 | EDINBURG, Texas – In 48 hours, Rio Grande Valley agents foiled five human smuggling attempts and in the process arrested 8 smugglers and 15 illegal aliens…
Del Rio Experiences Increase in Haitian Immigration
Tuesday, October 20, 2020 | Del Rio, Texas –The Del Rio Sector has seen a rise in immigrants crossing illegally into the United States from countries all…
Laredo Port of Entry CBP Officers Intercept Liquid Methamphetamine Worth Over $1.4 Million
Monday, October 19, 2020 | LAREDO, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) officers intercepted a significant amount of liquid…
Border Patrol Rescues Twenty-seven Individuals Trapped in Train Cars
Monday, October 19, 2020 | LAREDO, Texas – Overnight in two separate incidents within four hours of each other, U.S. Border Patrol agents from the…
Border Patrol seizes nearly $2.5M Worth of Drugs in the Rio Grande Valley
Monday, October 19, 2020 | EDINBURG, Texas – This weekend, Rio Grande Valley agents seized more than 350 pounds of marijuana and over 65 pounds of methamphetamine in separate…
Border Patrol Agents Arrest Felons in the Rio Grande Valley
Monday, October 19, 2020 | EDINBURG, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents arrest two convicted sex offenders illegally present in the United States…
Packed Trunks in Multiple Human Smuggling Attempts Stopped at Checkpoint
Monday, October 19, 2020 | LAREDO, TEXAS – During the same evening, agents at the Interstate Highway 35 (I-35) checkpoint north of Laredo prevented two…