Texas Weekly Border Roundup: CBP seizes over $16 million in drugs, apprehend 815 including 3 child sex predictors

David LeDoux

EDITORIAL NOTE
We understand that a certain segment of the population finds the phrase “illegal alien” offensive. The U.S. Court System uses this term because the Supreme Court uses it in its latest pronouncement pertaining to this area of the law. See Arizona v. U.S., 132 S. Ct. 2492 (2012). EXAMPLE: Federal immigration laws, such as 8 U.S.C. §1365, which deals with a reimbursement program the federal government has for states that are incarcerating illegal aliens, uses the term “illegal aliens” in its title and within the statute itself. An illegal alien is defined as anyone “who is in the United States unlawfully.

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. 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.

This information has been gathered and compiled directly from U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) information, 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, 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 help save lives by reporting suspicious activity at 1-800-863-9382 or contacting their website at http://www.cbp.gov.

 

JUST THE FACTS

TEXAS BORDER APPREHENSIONS & SEIZURES

APPREHENSIONS & SEIZURES
(*Excluding narcotics. For narcotics, see table below)
TOTAL
TOTAL ARRESTS/APPREHENSIONS 812 – ADULTS
3 – U.S. CITIZENS

SEX OFFENDERS (Previously Convicted or outstanding warrant) 3- SEX CRIMES AGAINST CHILD(REN)
RESCUED
TOTAL: 3
..2: HYPOTHERMIA

..1: Lost
SEIZURE(S)
5- TRACTOR TRAILER(S)
1- COMMERCIAL ICE CREAM TRUCK

6- PASSENGER VEHICLE(S)
1- COMMERCIAL SHIPMENT OF FRESH …..MIXED PRODUCE
COUNTRIES OF APPREHENSIONS
(Home countries of those apprehended/arrested) (USC: United States Citizen)
BRAZIL, CUBA, ECUADOR, EL SALVADOR, GUATEMALA, HONDURAS, MEXICO, NICARAGUA & UNITED STATES
*PLEASE NOTE: It is not a crime to carry more than $10,000 over the 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.

 

APPREHENSIONS WITH PREVIOUS U.S. CONVICTIONS

 

SENTENCED TO…

HOME COUNTRY & NAME CONVICTION(S) OR ALLEGED
CRIME(S) COMMITTED
LOCATION OF CRIME SENTENCE OR OUTSTANDING WARRANT
MEXICAN NATIONAL
CONVICTION OF……
SEXUAL ASSAULT OF A CHILD – A FIRST-DEGREE FELONY.
WALLINGFORD COUNTY, CONNECTICUT

SENTENCED TO…
FOUR YEARS IMPRISONMENT


HONDURAN NATIONAL

CONVICTION OF…
LIBERTIES WITH CHILD UNDER 15 YEARS OLD
LEESBURG COUNTY, VIRGINIA

SENTENCED TO…
TWO YEARS IMPRISONMENT

MEXICAN NATIONAL
ALEJANDRO JAVIER AYALA-CHAVEZ, A 32-YEAR-OLD, A LAWFUL PERMANENT U.S. RESIDENT (LPR)
OUTSTANDING WARRANT…
CHARGED WITH AGGRAVATED SEXUAL ASSAULT OF A MINOR UNDER THE AGE OF 12, A FIRST-DEGREE FELONY.
ALAMO, TEXAS

NOTE… CRIMINAL CHARGES ARE MERELY ALLEGATIONS. DEFENDANTS ARE PRESUMED INNOCENT UNLESS PROVEN GUILTY IN A COURT OF LAW.

 

*As reported by the U.S. Customs & Border Protection

 

WEEKLY NARCOTIC SEIZURES
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TYPE OF NARCOTIC WEIGHT STREET VALUE
COCAINE 146 lbs. $1,126,489
MARIJUANA 934.75 lbs. $747,866
METHAMPHETAMINE 707.36 lbs. $14,147,283
TOTAL 1,788.11 lbs. $16,021,638
*As reported by the U.S. Customs & Border Protection, The totals below are an estimate of what was reported by Customs and Border Protection in pounds and street prices. Street prices are determined by the purity and quality of the specific drug seized.
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WHERE WE GET OUR INFORMATION

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Laredo CBP Officers Seize Methamphetamine Worth Over $2.6 Million at the Juarez-Lincoln Bridge
Monday, March 1, 2021  |  LAREDO, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations officers at the Juarez Lincoln Bridge intercepted methamphetamine…

RGV Missing Migrant Program Rescue Placard Saves a Honduran National
Friday, February 26, 2021  |  KINGSVILLE, Texas – Yesterday, the life of a Honduran national was saved by a Missing Migrant Program (MMP) placard…

Border Patrol Disrupt Another Stash House, Arrest 40 Illegal Aliens in Mission, Texas
Friday, February 26, 2021  |  EDINBURG, Texas – Rio Grande Valley Border Patrol agents, Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office deputies, and Texas Department of Public Safety…

Continued Law Enforcement Collaboration Halts a Unique Human Smuggling Attempt
Friday, February 26, 2021  |  LAREDO, TEXAS – Border Patrol agents assigned to the Laredo South Station, with collaboration from Laredo Police Department and…

Quick Action by Laredo Sector Border Patrol Saves Individual From Hypothermia
Thursday, February 25, 2021  |  LAREDO, Texas – Border Patrol agents assigned to the Laredo North Station and Border Patrol Emergency Medical Technicians took…

Group of 130 Illegal Aliens Arrested in Mission, Texas
Thursday, February 25, 2021  |  EDINBURG, Texas – Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol agents respond to two locations and arrest a total of 166 illegal aliens…

CBP Field Operations at Hidalgo International Bridge Arrests Man Wanted on Sexual Assault Charges
Wednesday, February 24, 2021  |  HIDALGO, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Hidalgo International Bridge arrested Alejandro Javier Ayala…

Agents Discover 71 Illegal Aliens in Stash Houses in Rio Grande Valley, Texas
Wednesday, February 24, 2021  |  EDINBURG, Texas – Rio Grande Valley Sector (RGV) Border Patrol agents disrupt a human smuggling stash house operating in the Rio Grande Valley…

RGV Agents Continue Apprehending Illegal Aliens in Groups of 100+
Wednesday, February 24, 2021  |  EDINBURG, Texas – Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol agents encounter another large group of illegal aliens…

CBP Officer Intercept Cocaine Worth over $1 Million at the Starr-Camargo International Bridge
Tuesday, February 23, 2021  |  RIO GRANDE CITY, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Starr-Camargo International Bridge intercepted cocaine with an estimated…

Laredo Sector Border Patrol Foils Drug Smuggling Attempts
Tuesday, February 23, 2021  |  LAREDO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Laredo North Station stopped two drug smuggling attempts and seized nearly…

CBP Field Operations at Pharr International Bridge Discover More Than Produce and Seize $11.5 Million in Methamphetamine
Tuesday, February 23, 2021  |  PHARR, Texas – Officers with U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations at the Pharr International Bridge cargo facility discovered…

Woman Left for Dead in Winter Storm
Monday, February 22, 2021  |  MARFA, Texas – A woman was left for dead in the winter storm blanketing Texas last week. She barely survived after Border…

RGV Agents Identify Two Sexual Predators
Monday, February 22, 2021  |  EDINBURG, Texas – Over the weekend, McAllen Border Patrol agents arrested two illegal aliens with previous arrests and convictions for sexual related…

Laredo Sector Border Patrol Apprehends Over 200 Individuals in Tractor-Trailers During the Weekend
Monday, February 22, 2021  |  LAREDO, TEXAS – During a busy weekend, Laredo Sector Border Patrol stopped three human smuggling attempts at its checkpoints and…

 

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