TEXAS – Below, you will find the latest information available from Customs and Border Protection (CBP) for reported drug smuggling, human smuggling and trafficking, and illegal crossings over the Texas border and ports over the past week.
However, the stats below only include the information that our government is willing to release and do not include the got-aways.
“Got-aways” are loosely defined as migrants crossing the border and escaping after being observed by border patrol either through visual observation of officers, video from aircraft, or physical evidence like footprints on the ground.
The method of counting is limited, and experts suspect the actual number is much higher than the calculation.
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 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
APRIL 9 – 16, 2022
TEXAS BORDER APPREHENSIONS & SEIZURES
|APPREHENSIONS & SEIZURES
(*Excluding narcotics. For narcotics, see table below)
1,125 – SINGLE ADULTS (MALE & FEMALE)
7 – TRACTOR TRAILERS
32 – PASSENGER VEHICLES
$106,000 – UNREPORTED U.S. CURRENCY
|COUNTRIES OF APPREHENSIONS
(Home countries of those apprehended/arrested) (USC: United States Citizen)
|BRAZIL, COLUMBIA, CUBA, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC, ECUADOR, EL SALVADOR, GUATEMALA, HONDURAS, KYRGYZSTAN (CENTRAL ASIA), MEXICO, NICARAGUA, PERU, ROMANIA, RUSSIA, UZBEKISTAN (CENTRAL ASIA), VENEZUELA & UNITED STATES
WEEKLY NARCOTIC SEIZURES
|TYPE OF NARCOTIC||WEIGHT||STREET VALUE (ESTIMATED)|
|HEROIN (including White, Brown & Black Tar)
WHERE WE GET OUR INFORMATION
Friday, April 15, 2022 | EDINBURG, Texas – Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol (RGV) agents encountered two more large groups in Starr County. The groups, with a combined number…
Border Patrol Agents Encounter Two Large Groups
Friday, April 15, 2022 | Normandy, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to Del Rio Sector’s Eagle Pass North Station apprehended two large groups of…
CBP Officers Seize Cocaine, Heroin, and Marijuana at the El Paso Area Ports of Entry
Friday, April 15, 2022 | EL PASO, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers working at El Paso area ports of entry seized 19.67 pounds of cocaine, 14.2 pounds of heroin…
CBP Officers Seize over $350K in Cocaine at the Hidalgo International Bridge
Friday, April 15, 2022 | HIDALGO, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Hidalgo International Bridge intercepted…
Busy days for U.S. Border Patrol El Paso Sector
Thursday, April 14, 2022 | El Paso Sector – EL PASO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol Agents discovered two stash houses, disrupted five vehicle smuggling schemes, and encountered two…
Presidio CBP Officers Encounter Man Wanted for Murder
Thursday, April 14, 2022 | EL PASO, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection Officers at the Port of Presidio, Texas apprehended a man being sought for a fatal shooting that…
Border Patrol Marine Unit Rescues Migrants from Dangerous Currents
Thursday, April 14, 2022 | EAGLE PASS, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Eagle Pass Station rescued 12 undocumented migrants in the late afternoon…
Four-Year-Old Encountered During Marijuana Smuggling Event
Thursday, April 14, 2022 | EDINBURG, Texas – Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol (RGV) agents interdicted nine migrant smuggling events resulting in more than 400 arrests and…
CBP Officers Seize $106K in Unreported U.S. Currency at the Brownsville and Matamoros International Bridge
Wednesday, April 13, 2022 | BROWNSVILLE, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers working at the Brownsville and Matamoros International Bridge Port of…
Del Rio Sector Border Patrol Agents Rescue Migrants Locked in Rail Cars
Wednesday, April 13, 2022 | EAGLE PASS, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to Del Rio Sector’s Intelligence Unit rescued 50 undocumented migrants locked…
Large Migrant Groups on the Rise in RGV
Wednesday, April 13, 2022 | EDINBURG, Texas – Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol (RGV) agents encounter two more smuggling attempts and large groups, resulting in 306 arrests.
RGV Agents Apprehend Five Gang Members
Wednesday, April 13, 2022 | EDINBURG, Texas – Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol (RGV) agents arrest two Mara-Salvatrucha (MS-13), a Sureno, and two 18th Street gang members in two…
CBP Officers Seize 123 Pounds of Drugs at the El Paso Area Ports of Entry
Tuesday, April 12, 2022 | EL PASO, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers working at El Paso area ports of entry seized 18 pounds of cocaine, 27 pounds of heroin, and 78…
Joint Law Enforcement Efforts Identify Three Human Stash Houses
Tuesday, April 12, 2022 | EDINBURG, Texas – Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol (RGV) agents with assistance from local law enforcement agencies disrupt four smuggling attempts…
Border Patrol Personnel Rescue Family from House Fire
Monday, April 11, 2022 | MARFA, Texas – Off-duty Border Patrol Agents and Mission Support Specialists from Big Bend Sector responded to a house fire and rescued a family…
RGV Apprehends 754 Migrants in Four Large Groups
Monday, April 11, 2022 | EDINBURG, Texas – Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol (RGV) agents encountered four large groups and interdicted multiple smuggling…
Multiple Criminal Migrants and Gang Members Arrested
Monday, April 11, 2022 | EDINBURG, Texas – Rio Grande Valley Sector agents arrested three gang members, three convicted sex offenders, and a Romanian national with a criminal…
CBP Officers Seize $3.2 Million in Cocaine at Laredo’s World Trade Bridge
Saturday, April 9, 2022 | LAREDO, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Laredo Port of Entry seized more than $3…