Texas Weekly Border Snapshot: CBP seize $5.8 million in drugs, apprehend 6 child sex offenders and 11 gang members

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 it is the term used by the Supreme Court 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, use 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.

WARNING: THIS IS ONLY A SNAPSHOT OF THE TEXAS BORDER. WE CAN ONLY REPORT TO YOU THE SMALL PORTION OF INFORMATION THE U.S. GOVERNMENT ARE WILLING TO RELEASE TO THE MEDIA.

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 two weeks.

However, the stats below are only a snapshot and can only include the information that our government is willing to release throughout any given week and do not include 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.

Two milligrams of fentanyl compared to a penny. Two milligrams of fentanyl, the weight of a mosquito, is considered to be lethal.

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, and 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.
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JUST THE FACTS

JUNE 13 – JUNE 17, 2022

TEXAS BORDER APPREHENSIONS & SEIZURES

ARRESTS/APPREHENSIONS & SEIZURES
(*Excluding narcotics. For narcotics, see table below)
TOTAL
TOTAL ARRESTS/APPREHENSIONS

1,265 – ARRESTS/APPREHENSIONS TOTAL
236 –
SINGLE ADULTS (MALE & FEMALE)
555 – FAMILY MEMBERS (UNITS)
315 – UNACCOMPANIED CHILDREN
3 – U.S. CITIZENS
11 – GANG MEMBERS (8-MS-13, 2-18TH STREET, 1-PAISA
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6 – SEX OFFENDERS (CHILD)
17 – PREVIOUS FELONY CONVICTIONS (E.G.
……MURDER, RAPE, KIDNAPPING, SEX OFFENDER
…….(CHILD))

SEIZURE(S)

2 – TRACTOR-TRAILERS
4 – PASSENGER VEHICLES

COUNTRIES OF APPREHENSIONS
(Home countries of those apprehended/arrested) (USC: United States Citizen)

CENTRAL AMERICA, BRAZIL, COLUMBIA, CUBA, ECUADOR, EL SALVADOR, GUATEMALA, HONDURAS, MEXICO, NICARAGUA, SOUTH AMERICA, VENEZUELA & 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.

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WEEKLY DRUG SEIZURES
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TYPE OF NARCOTIC WEIGHT OR QUANTITY
STREET VALUE (ESTIMATED)
COCAINE 7.18 lbs. $91,818
FENTANYL 0.21 lbs. $3,500
HEROIN
26.14 lbs. $1,025,898
MARIJUANA 180 lbs.
$145,800
METHAMPHETAMINE
128.3 lbs. $4,472,828
TOTAL 341.83 lbs. $5,739,844
*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 Sector Border Patrol halted a human smuggling attempt at Interstate Highway 35 checkpoint
06-17-2022 | LAREDO, Texas – On June 14, Laredo Sector Border Patrol agents prevented a human smuggling attempt at the Interstate Highway 35 (IH-35…

Laredo CBP Officers Seize Hard Narcotics Worth Over $3.4 Million
06-17-2022 | LAREDO, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Office of Field Operations (OFO) officers seized hard narcotics in two separate…

Brownsville CBP Officers Seize $595K in Methamphetamine at Gateway International Bridge
06-17-2022 | BROWNSVILLE, Texas — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers working at the Gateway International Bridge seized $595,242 in…

RGV Agents Continue Disrupting Illicit Activity
06-16-2022 | EDINBURG, Texas – This week, Rio Grande Valley Sector (RGV) Border Patrol agents encountered 512 migrants in three large groups and disrupted a human stash…

CBP Releases May 2022 Monthly Operational Update
06-15-2022 | WASHINGTON — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) today released operational statistics for May 2022, which can be viewed online here. “Current…

RGV Agents Arrest Sex Offenders and Gang Members
06-15-2022 | EDINBURG, Texas – Rio Grande Valley Sector (RGV) Border Patrol agents arrested three sex offenders and two gang members within 24 hours, preventing them…

Del Rio Sector Border Patrol Agents Arrest Four Sex Offenders
06-15-2022 | DEL RIO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to Del Rio Sector arrested four convicted sex offenders in separate events shortly after illegally…

CBP Officers Stop Multiple Fentanyl Body Carriers
06-14-2022 | EL PASO, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers working at the El Paso area ports of entry have encountered individuals…

RGV Agents Save Migrants Lives
06-14-2022 | EDINBURG, Texas – Rio Grande Valley Sector (RGV) Border Patrol agents conduct rescues saving 18 non-citizens from drowning. McAllen Border Patrol…

Use of Railcars Continues to be a Dangerous Trend in Laredo Sector
06-14-2022 | LAREDO, Texas – Within days of each other, Laredo Sector Border Patrol agents discovered undocumented individuals using railcars as a dangerous method of…

RGV Agents Disrupt Stash House Operation and Encounter Large Groups
06-14-2022 | EDINBURG, Texas – In recent days, Rio Grande Valley Sector (RGV) Border Patrol agents encountered 594 migrants in four large groups and identified a human…

Laredo CBP Officers Seize Hard Narcotics Worth Over $1.1 Million at Colombia-Solidarity Bridge
06-14-2022 | LAREDO, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Office of Field Operations (OFO) officers seized hard narcotics in one…

Border Patrol Agents Thwart Smuggling Attempts and Apprehend Foot Guides
06-14-2022 | MARFA, Texas – Big Bend Sector Border Patrol Agents made multiple significant arrests this past week. On June 8, Presidio Border Patrol Station…

RGV Agents Keep Criminals and Gang Members off the Streets
06-13-2022 | EDINBURG, Texas – Rio Grande Valley Sector (RGV) Border Patrol agents arrested a sex offender, convicted murderer, and nine gang members over the past week…

 

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