Weekly Texas Border Summary: CBP Apprehend 166, 3 Gang Members, 3 Child Sex Offenders, Over $15M In Drugs

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, 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 and 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 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, 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.
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JUST THE STATS

• SEPTEMBER 14 – SEPTEMBER 18, 2020* •

TEXAS BORDER APPREHENSIONS & SEIZURES REPORTED

*Reporting period
*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.

APPREHENSIONS & SEIZURES
(*Excluding narcotics. For narcotics, see table below)
TOTAL
TOTAL ARRESTS/APPREHENSIONS 166
APPREHENDED GANG MEMBER(S) 2- MS-13, 1- SUREÑOS
U.S. CITIZENS (A-USC: Adult, United States Citizen, J-USC: Juvenile, United States Citizen) 3- USC
(All arrests were for human or human & drug smuggling)
SEIZURE OF PASSENGER VEHICLES 8
SEIZURE OF COMMERCIAL VEHICLES 4- COMMERCIAL TRACTOR TRAILERS
SEIZURES

1- SHIPMENT OF FRESH PRODUCE
1- SHIPMENT OF AVOCADOS
1- HORSE TRAILER
$14,000 US
$9,000 PESOS

COUNTRIES OF APPREHENSIONS
(Home countries of those apprehended/arrested) (USC: United States Citizen)
ECUADOR, EL SALVADOR, GUATEMALA, HONDURAS, MEXICO & USC
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*PLEASE NOTE: 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.
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APPREHENSIONS WITH PREVIOUS U.S. CONVICTIONS

(AS REPORTED BY THE U.S. CUSTOMS & BORDER PROTECTION)

CRIMES COMMITTED LOCATION OF CRIME SENTENCE
AGGRAVATED SEXUAL ASSAULT OF A CHILD GEORGES COUNTY, MARYLAND ONE-YEAR INCARCERATION
THEFT OF PROPERTY HOUSTON, TEXAS NOT REPORTED
RAPE-STRONG ARM NOT REPORTED SENTENCED TO 15 YEARS, WHICH WAS LATER REDUCED TO FOUR YEARS
INDECENT LIBERTIES WITH A CHILD GREENSBORO, NORTH CAROLINA SENTENCED TO 16-20 MONTHS CONFINEMENT AND 60 MONTH’S PROBATION
1ST DEGREE MURDER POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA SENTENCED TO 20 YEARS CONFINEMENT
SEXUAL BATTERY WILMINGTON, NORTH CAROLINA SENTENCED 60 DAYS CONFINEMENT
STATUTORY RAPE OF A CHILD UNION COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA SENTENCED TO 16-29 MONTHS CONFINEMENT

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WEEKLY NARCOTIC SEIZURES

*PLEASE NOTE: 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.

TYPE OF NARCOTIC WEIGHT STREET VALUE
HEROIN
18.63 lbs. $746,757
HEROIN (BLACK TAR)
19.57 lbs. $19.57
MARIJUANA  2,486 lbs. $1,701.222
METHAMPHETAMINE  614.70 lbs. $12,391,092.82
TOTAL 3,138.9 lbs. $15,282,802

 

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WHERE WE GET OUR INFORMATION

 

 

Unmanned Aircraft Systems Lead to Several Arrests Throughout Del Rio
Sector
Friday, September 18, 2020  |  Del Rio, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents made several arrests with the assistance of CBP Air and Marine Operations’ Unmanned…

Laredo CBP Officers Seize Over $2.1 Million Worth in Hard Narcotics in
One Enforcement Action

Friday, September 18, 2020  |  LAREDO, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations officers at the Juarez-Lincoln Bridge seized narcotics totaled…

CBP Officers Discover Narcotics Worth Over $2 Million at Pharr
International Bridge
Friday, September 18, 2020  PHARR, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations at the Pharr International Bridge cargo facility intercepted $2,361,500…

CBP Field Operations Seizes Narcotics Worth $681K at Mid-Valley
International Bridges 

Friday, September 18, 2020  |  PHARR, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations at the Pharr International Bridge cargo facility and…

Joint Efforts Lead to Multiple Stash House Discoveries
Thursday, September 17, 2020  |  EDINBURG, Texas – Since Monday, U.S. Border Patrol Agents working in conjunction with multiple law enforcement agencies discovered five stash houses and 35…

RGV Agents Arrest Gang Member and a Wanted Fugitive
Thursday, September 17, 2020  EDINBURG, Texas – Yesterday afternoon, Rio Grande Valley Sector agents…

El Paso Air Branch Aircrews Conduct Multiple Remote Location Rescues
Thursday, September 17, 2020  |  EL PASO, Texas— U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Air and Marine Operations, AS350 aircrews based in West Texas conducted multiple individuals…

Del Rio Sector Border Patrol Agents Apprehend another Convicted Sex
Offender
Wednesday, September 16, 2020  |  Eagle Pass, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Eagle Pass Station arrested a convicted sex offender, Sept. 13…

Smuggler’s Reckless Act Endangers Lives
Wednesday, September 16, 2020  |  LAREDO, TEXAS – Border Patrol agents assigned to the Laredo North Station prevented a human…

World Trade Bridge Officers Intercept Methamphetamine Worth Over
$1.8 Million 
Tuesday, September 15, 2020  |  LAREDO, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Field Operations officers intercepted a trailer containing methamphetamine with an…

Brackettville Border Patrol Agents Arrest Gang Member 
Tuesday, September 15, 2020  |  BRACKETTVILLE, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Brackettville Station arrested a previously deported Sureños…

RGV Agents Identify Two Felons and a Gang Member 
Tuesday, September 15, 2020  EDINBURG, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents identified two sex offenders and a gang member after they illegally entered the United States…

CBP Officers Discover $6.6 Million in Hard Narcotics at Hidalgo and
Pharr International Bridges
Monday, September 14, 2020  |  PHARR, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Field Operations at the Pharr International Bridge cargo facility intercepted a load of…

Border Patrol Agents Seize more than $800K Worth of Drugs in the RGV 
Monday, September 14, 2020  |  EDINBURG, Texas – In less than five hours, Rio Grande City agents seized more than 1,000 pounds of marijuana in two separate incidents. Sunday night…

Border Patrol Agents Arrest Three Criminals in the Rio Grande Valley
Monday, September 14, 2020  |  EDINBURG, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents identified a convicted murderer and two sex offenders after they illegally entered the United States…

Border Patrol Agents Seize more than $800K Worth of Drugs in the RGV
Monday, September 14, 2020  |  EDINBURG, Texas – In less than five hours, Rio Grande City agents seized more than 1,000 pounds of marijuana in two separate incidents…

Border Patrol Foils an Attempt to Circumvent Checkpoint 
Monday, September 14, 2020  |  LAREDO, TEXAS – An alert U.S. Border Patrol agent
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