Texas Weekly Border Summary: CBP Apprehends 103 Illegal Aliens, Seizes Over $24 Million In Drugs

Staff Report

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 trafficking of children and adults, unaccompanied children, and illegal immigrant crossings that include child molesters, convicted criminals, and murderers, gang members. They come from terrorist countries. 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 information by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), 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 below, 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 to help save lives by reporting suspicious activity at 1-800-863-9382 or contact their website at http://www.cbp.gov.

• JULY 6 – JULY 10, 2020 •

*NOTE: Due to the holiday, Friday, July 3, will be reported next week.
*NOTE:
“+”; U.S. Customs and Border Patrol did not list specific totals and/or countries on ALL reported incidents.
*NOTE: There are multiple incidents involving criminals from Central America, United States, and most all other countries that happen daily on all U.S. borders. However, the totals below include ONLY what is has reported by U.S. Customs & Border Protection and ONLY along the Texas border. Corridor News is not responsible for what is NOT reported or incorrectly reported.

JUST THE STATS

Texas BorderApprehensions

APPREHENSIONS TOTAL
TOTAL ARRESTS/APPREHENSIONS
103
U.S. CITIZENS (apprehended for illegal activity)
8
SEX OFFENDERS/PREDATORS
(previously convicted or currently charged)
2
GANG MEMBERS (18th Street)
 0
RESCUES 10
FATALITIES 2
SEIZURES (Some narcotics excluded. See below)
Commercial Vehicles: 5; Passenger Vehicles: 14
APPREHENSION(S) W/ ACTIVE WARRANT
1 Homicide; 1 Statutory Rape of a Child
FOREIGN COUNTRIES (apprehensions and/or seizures from foreign counties) El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras & Mexico

*It is not a crime to carry more than $10,000 over then 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.

 

NARCOTIC SEIZURES & ESTIMATED STREET PRICE
*NOTE: The totals below are an estimate of what was reported in U.S. dollar and pounds.

TYPE OF NARCOTIC WEIGHT
STREET VALUE
COCAINE 127.22 lbs. $3,076,883
FENTANYL
 3.3 lbs. $51,002
HEROIN  53.88 lbs. $1,942,680
MARIJUANA 2499.40 lbs. $1,997,948
METHAMPHETAMINE 921.10 lbs. $17,341,351
TOTAL 3604.90 lbs. $24,409,864

WHERE WE GET OUR INFORMATION

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Border Patrol’s Missing Migrant Program Aids Texas Ranger Investigation

Friday, July 10, 2020 
|  EDINBURG, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol assisted the Texas Rangers with the identification of a desiccated body…

Border Patrol Ends Stash House Operation in the Rio Grande Valley
Friday, July 10, 2020 
|  RIO GRANDE CITY, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol discovers stash house operation in rural South Texas neighborhood…

Laredo CBP Officers Apprehend Fugitive Sought for Statutory Rape in North Carolina
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Border Patrol Rescues 12 Illegal Aliens in the Rio Grande Valley
Thursday, July 9, 2020  |  EDINBURG, Texas  —  In less than 12 hours, agents responded to four 911 emergency calls and two other incidents that required emergency medical intervention…

A Border Patrol K-9 Sniffs Out More Than 20 Pounds of Cocaine in the Rio Grande Valley
Thursday, July 9, 2020 
|  FALFURRIAS, Texas  —  Border Patrol agents make a significant bust at the checkpoint, keeping more than 20 pounds of cocaine off our streets…

A Narcotics Smuggling Attempt is Stymied at a Local Golf Course
Thursday, July 9, 2020 
|  LAREDO, Texas  —  U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Laredo North Station stopped narcotics from being smuggled into the…

CBP Field Operations Seizes over $500K in Hard Narcotics at Pharr International Bridge
Thursday, July 9, 2020  |  PHARR, Texas  —  U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Pharr International Bridge cargo facility arrested a 25-year-old…

Extra Baggage Leads to Failed Human Smuggling Attempt
Thursday, July 9, 2020 
|  LAREDO, TEXAS  —  U.S. Border Patrol agents at the Interstate 35 (I-35) Border Patrol checkpoint north of Laredo stopped a human…

CBP Announces June 2020 Operational Update
Thursday, July 9, 2020 
|  WASHINGTON  —  U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) today released the agency’s operational update for June 2020, which includes CBP’s actions to prevent…

CBP Officers Seize $3.7 Million in Methamphetamine at Pharr International Bridge
Thursday, July 9, 2020  |  PHARR, Texas  —  U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Pharr International Bridge cargo facility intercepted $3,704,000…

CBP Officers at the Bridge of the Americas Stop Large Drug Load
Wednesday, July 8, 2020  |  EL PASO, Texas  —  U.S. Customs and Border Protection Officers working at the Bridge of the Americas border crossing seized 88.9 pounds of methamphetamine…

CBP Officers in El Paso Apprehend Man Wanted For Murder
Wednesday, July 8, 2020  |  EL PASO, Texas  —  U.S. Customs and Border Protection Officers working at the Ysleta port of entry Tuesday evening apprehended a man who was being sought in a…

Failed Narcotic Smuggling Attempts Leads to Several Apprehensions
Wednesday, July 8, 2020 
|  LAREDO, Texas  —  U.S. Border Patrol agents apprehended several individuals and seized $1,120,720 worth of marijuana during…

Laredo Sector Border Patrol Continues Rendering Aid to Lost Individuals
Wednesday, July 8, 2020 
|  LAREDO, Texas  —  In a dangerous trend that occurred within hours of each other on the same day, Laredo Sector Border Patrol…

Laredo CBP Officers Seize $900K Worth in Hard Narcotics in One Enforcement Action
Tuesday, July 7, 2020 
|  LAREDO, Texas  —  U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Office of Field Operations (OFO) officers at the Juarez-Lincoln Bridge intercepted a mixture of hard…

World Trade Bridge Officers Intercept Hard Narcotics Worth Over $11 Million
Tuesday, July 7, 2020  |  LAREDO, Texas  —  U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) officers intercepted hard narcotics with an estimated street value…

Sex Offender Arrested at the Border by Rio Grande Valley Agents
Tuesday, July 7, 2020 
|  EDINBURG, Texas  —  U.S. Border Patrol agents identified a sex offender amongst a group of illegal aliens…

A Busy 48 hours for CBP Officers in El Paso leads to 7 drug busts
Tuesday, July 7, 2020  
|  EL PASO, Texas  —  U.S. Customs and Border Protection Officers working at the El Paso ports of entry had a busy 48 hours leading to seven drug busts in a…

Illegal Aliens Rescued by Rio Grande Valley Agents
Tuesday, July 7, 2020 
|  EDINBURG, Texas  —  Since Sunday, Border Patrol agents rescued four illegal aliens including two with significant medical issues…

Laredo Sector Border Patrol Continues to Locate and Render Aid to Lost Individuals
Tuesday, July 7, 2020 
|  LAREDO, Texas  —  In a busy holiday weekend, Laredo Sector Border Patrol agents continued to locate and render aid to several…

Rio Grande Valley Agents Seize Over $1M Worth of Drugs
Monday, July 6, 2020 
|  EDINBURG, Texas  —  Since Thursday, Border Patrol agents seized more than $1M dollars worth of drugs and arrested seven people in connection to the failed…

Border Patrol Agents Continue to Disrupt Alien Smuggling Attempts in the RGV
Monday, July 6, 2020 
|  EDINBURG, Texas  —  U.S. Border Patrol agents stop four separate alien smuggling attempts resulting in the arrest of 12 people…

Border Patrol Intercepts Human Smuggling Attempt
Monday, July 6, 2020  
|  LAREDO, Texas  —  U.S. Border Patrol agents intercepted a human smuggling attempt at the Border Patrol checkpoint on U.S. Highway 83 northwest of Laredo…

Brownsville CBP Officers Seize $88K in Cocaine at the Brownsville and Matamoros International Bridge
Monday, July 6, 2020 
|  BROWNSVILLE, Texas  —  U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Brownsville and Matamoros International Bridge intercepted a load of alleged…

Call to Action: Dangers of Human Smuggling
Friday, July 10, 2020 
|  EDINBURG, Texas — As temperatures rise throughout South Texas, the U.S. Border Patrol’s Rio Grande Valley (RGV) Sector continues its efforts to put an end…

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