Texas Weekly Border Snapshot: CPB seize over $13 million in drugs, apprehends child sex offenders, gang members
WARNING: THIS IS ONLY A SNAPSHOT OF THE TEXAS BORDER. WE CAN ONLY REPORT TO YOU THE SMALL PORTION OF INFORMATION THEY 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.
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.
JUST THE FACTS
MAY 27 – JUNE 3, 2022
TEXAS BORDER APPREHENSIONS & SEIZURES
|ARRESTS/APPREHENSIONS & SEIZURES
(*Excluding narcotics. For narcotics, see table below)
1,252 – ARRESTS/APPREHENSIONS TOTAL
|COUNTRIES OF APPREHENSIONS
(Home countries of those apprehended/arrested) (USC: United States Citizen)
CENTRAL AMERICA, BRAZIL, COLUMBIA, CUBA, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC, ECUADOR, EL SALVADOR, GUATEMALA, HONDURAS, MEXICO, NICARAGUA, PURU, SOUTH AMERICA, VENEZUELA & UNITED STATES
WEEKLY DRUG SEIZURES
|TYPE OF NARCOTIC||WEIGHT OR QUANTITY
||STREET VALUE (ESTIMATED)|
WHERE WE GET OUR INFORMATION
CBP Officers Seize $7.1 Million in Methamphetamine at Laredo Port of Entry
06-03-2022 | LAREDO, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Office of Field Operations (OFO) officers assigned to the Juarez-Lincoln Bridge…
El Paso Area CBP Officers Seize 248 Pounds of Hard Narcotics
06-03-2022 | EL PASO, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers working at El Paso area ports of entry seized sizeable amounts of fentanyl, cocaine,…
RGV Agents Make Significant Arrests
06-03-2022 | EDINBURG, Texas – Rio Grande Valley Sector (RGV) agents arrested eight gang members and two sex offenders throughout the week. On May 31, McAllen…
Criminals intercepted at the border continue
06-03-2022 | EL PASO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol Agents in the El Paso Sector have arrested an average of three migrants with criminal records per day…
RGV Large Group Encounters Continue
06-02-2022 | EDINBURG, Texas – In recent days, Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol agents encountered 414 migrants in three large groups. Rio Grande City…
Law enforcement agencies work together to shut down stash houses
06-02-2022 | LAREDO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents working with local law enforcement agencies successfully shut down two stash houses within hours of each other and…
CBP Officers Apprehend Fugitive Wanted for Sexual Assault at Hidalgo International Bridge
06-02-2022 | HIDALGO, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Hidalgo International Bridge apprehended…
CBP Officers Arrest Fugitive Sought for Sexual Assault of a Child
06-01-2022 | EL PASO, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers working at the Ysleta border crossing apprehended a man with an…
Border Patrol Agents Arrest Convicted Sex Offender
06-01-2022 | DEL RIO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Eagle Pass South Station arrested a convicted sex offender, on May 29…
RGV Agents Keep Criminal Migrants Off the Streets
05-31-2022 | EDINBURG, Texas – Rio Grande Valley Sector (RGV) agents arrested four criminal migrants and four gang members. On May 28, McAllen Border Patrol…
Brownsville CBP Officers Seize $1.06 Million Worth of Narcotics in Three Seizures
05-31-2022 | BROWNSVILLE, Texas — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Brownsville Port of Entry intercepted alleged narcotics…
Smugglers Continue to Place Migrants in Danger
05-31-2022 | EDINBURG, Texas – Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol (RGV) agents rescued 88 migrants from a tractor trailer during a migrant…
CBP Officers Seize Over $550K in Cocaine at the Hidalgo International Bridge
05-31-2022 | HIDALGO, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Hidalgo International Bridge intercepted $…
Laredo CBP Officers Seize Cocaine Worth Over $1.5 Million at World Trade Bridge
05-27-2022 | LAREDO, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Office of Field Operations (OFO) officers seized cocaine in two separate…