Weekly Texas Border Summary: CBP Apprehend 353, Three Child Sex Offenders And Over $43M In Drugs

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.

David LeDoux

Over the last week, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) stationed on the Texas – Mexico border seized $68M in narcotics that included cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine, and marijuana.

Additionally, at the Dallas/Fort Worth port of entry, CBP officers seized a shipment of counterfeit footwear that included 1,800 pairs of limited-edition “Dior X Air Jordan 1” sneakers that retail for $2K per pair. The entire transfer of shoes was estimated to be worth a whopping $4.3 million and headed to Mexico.

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 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.

• AUGUST 17 – AUGUST 21, 2020* •

*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.

JUST THE STATS

TEXAS BORDER APPREHENSIONS & SEIZURES – REPORTED

APPREHENSIONS & SEIZURES
(*Excluding narcotics. For narcotics, see table below)
TOTAL
TOTAL ARRESTS/APPREHENSIONS
353
U.S. CITIZENS (A-USC: Adult, United States Citizen, J-USC: Juvenile, United States Citizen)
17: A-USC
1: J-USC
(All arrests were for human or drug smuggling)
GANG MEMBER ARRESTS
1-MS-13
SEX OFFENDERS/PREDATORS
(Previously convicted in the U.S.)

1- SEXUAL ASSAULT OF A CHILD (CONVICTED/TEXAS)
1- SEXUAL INTERCOURSE WITH A CHILD
(CONVICTED)
1- SEXUAL ABUSE OF A CHILD
(CONVICTED)

RESCUES 3
SEIZURE OF COMMERCIAL VEHICLES
6- COMMERCIAL TRACTOR TRAILERS
SEIZURE OF PASSENGER VEHICLES
 11
SEIZURE(S) – MISC.

$12,000 CASH
1- HANDGUN W/AMMUNITION
1- .45 CALIBER HANDGUN W/AMMUNITION
1-TRAILER

COUNTRIES OF APPREHENSIONS
(Home countries of those apprehended/arrested) (USC: United States Citizen)
COSTA RICA, CUBA, EL SALVADOR, GUATEMALA, HONDURAS, MEXICO, & USC

*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
*NOTE: The totals below are an estimate of what was reported by Customs and Border Protection in pounds and street prices.

TYPE OF NARCOTIC WEIGHT
STREET VALUE
COCAINE
131.64 lbs. $426,320
MARIJUANA 1900 lbs. $1,465,000
METHAMPHETAMINE 2,032.08 lbs. $42,153,701
TOTAL 4,063.72 lbs. $44,045,021

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WHERE WE GET OUR INFORMATION

.Convicted Sex Offender Arrested by Border Patrol Agents
……..Friday, August 21, 2020, | EAGLE PASS, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the ……..Eagle Pass Station arrested convicted sex…

..Border Patrol Agents Rescue Lost Subjects
……..Friday, August 21, 2020, | Brackettville, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents from the ……..Brackettville Station located and rescued two…

.Brownsville Port of Entry CBP Agriculture Specialist Intercepts First in ……..Port Pest at the Brownsville Seaport
……..Friday, August 21, 2020, |  BROWNSVILLE, Texas – An agriculture specialist with U.S. Customs ……..and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Port of Brownsville…

.Border Patrol Intercepts More Than $700K Worth of Drugs
……..Friday, August 21, 2020, |  EDINBURG, Texas – Since Tuesday, Rio Grande Valley Sector ……..agents intercepted five drug smuggling attempts that resulted in the seizure of more…

.Multi-Agency Cooperation Foils Several Human Smuggling Attempts
……..Friday, August 21, 2020, |  Del Rio, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Del Rio ……..Sector, along with the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS)…

.RGV Checkpoint Agents Stop Big Rig Smuggling Attempt
……..Friday, August 21, 2020, |  SARITA, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Javier ……..Vega, Jr. Checkpoint discover 27 illegal aliens concealed inside a tractor-trailer…

.The Arrest of Human Smugglers Leads to the Discovery of 50 Illegal Aliens
……..Thursday, August 20, 2020, |  EDINBURG, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents and Texas ……..Department of Public Safety (DPS) troopers disrupt a significant human smuggling…

Drivers Facing Stiff Penalties under “Texas Hold ‘Em”
…….Thursday, August 20, 2020, |  EDINBURG, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents are working in …….conjunction with the Texas Department of Public Safety to reinforce…

.CBP Field Operations Seizes $17 Million in Methamphetamine at Pharr …….International Bridge
…….Thursday, August 20, 2020, |  PHARR, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of …….Field Operations (OFO) at the Pharr International Bridge cargo facility has once again hit it…

.Border Patrol Encounters Another Callous Human Smuggling Attempt in …….Commercial Vehicle
…….Thursday, August 20, 2020, |  LAREDO, TEXAS – U.S. Border Patrol agents at the Freer Border …….Patrol checkpoint encountered another callous human smuggling…

.32 People Found Inside El Paso Stash House
…….Thursday, August 20, 2020, |  EL PASO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol Agents and Homeland …….Security Investigation (HSI) Agents discovered an El Paso stash house containing 32…

CBP Intercepts Invasive Slow-Moving Hitchhiker
……..Thursday, August 20, 2020, |  CBP  agriculture specialists found these snails hitchhiking on ……..arriving cargo. They are an invasive pest and harmful to  U.S. crops…

.Border Patrol Arrests Previously Removed Criminal Alien
……..Wednesday, August 19, 2020, |  VAN HORN, Texas – “Dangerous criminals continue to seek ……..entry into our country and…

 .Unified Enforcement Effort Nets Significant Seizure
……..Wednesday, August 19, 2020, |  ALPINE, Texas – “This seizure exemplifies the outstanding ……..teamwork shared with our…

 .CBP Officers at Presidio Port Seize 104 Pounds of Cocaine
……..Wednesday, August 19, 2020, |  PRESIDIO, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection ……..officers working at the Presidio port of entry seized 104 pounds of cocaine on August 14…

.CBP Agriculture Specialists, Officers Intercept Prohibited Agriculture Items …….at Eagle Pass Port of Entry
…….Tuesday, August 18, 2020, |  EAGLE PASS, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) …….agriculture specialists intercepted a total of 22 pounds of fresh peppers and 2.2 pounds of…

.CBP Field Operations at Hidalgo Port of Entry Seizes $7.7 Million Worth of …….Methamphetamine
…….Tuesday, August 18, 2020, |  HIDALGO, Texas—Officers with U.S. Customs and Border …….Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) within the Hidalgo/Pharr/Anzalduas Port of…

.Border Patrol Agents Rescue Individual in Distress
…….Tuesday, August 18, 2020, |  BRACKETTVILLE, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to …….the Brackettville Station rescued a man in distress with assistance from several agencies…

 .CBP Officers in El Paso Stop Teen Pedestrian With Methamphetamine Load
……..Tuesday, August 18, 2020, |  EL PASO, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers ……..working at the Ysleta port of entry in El Paso seized approximately 158 pounds of liquid…

 .Rio Grande Valley Agents Arrest Gang Member
……..Tuesday, August 18, 2020, |  FALFURRIAS, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents arrest a gang ……..member illegally crossing the border in the Rio Grande Valley Sector…

.CBP Field Operations Seizes $2.9 Million in Narcotics at Mid-Valley …….International Bridges
…….Monday, August 17, 2020, |  HIDALGO, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of …….Field Operations (OFO) at the Hidalgo and Anzalduas International Bridges arrested three…

 .RGV Agents Disrupt Smuggling Operations
……..Monday, August 17, 2020, |  EDINBURG, Texas – This weekend, U.S. Border Patrol agents ……..arrested 17 illegal aliens in three separate smuggling attempts…

 .Border Patrol Arrests Sex Offender in the Rio Grande Valley
……..Monday, August 17, 2020, |  PENITAS, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents identified an illegal ……..alien with a previous conviction for a sexually related crime…

. Laredo Officers Seize Methamphetamine Worth Over $9 Million in Street ……..Value
……..Monday, August 17, 2020, |  LAREDO, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), ……..Office of Field Operations officers at the World Trade Bridge and Juarez-Lincoln…

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