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.
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.
• AUGUST 17 – AUGUST 21, 2020* •
*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)
|U.S. CITIZENS (A-USC: Adult, United States Citizen, J-USC: Juvenile, United States Citizen)
(All arrests were for human or drug smuggling)
|GANG MEMBER ARRESTS
(Previously convicted in the U.S.)
1- SEXUAL ASSAULT OF A CHILD (CONVICTED/TEXAS)
|SEIZURE OF COMMERCIAL VEHICLES
||6- COMMERCIAL TRACTOR TRAILERS
|SEIZURE OF PASSENGER VEHICLES
|SEIZURE(S) – MISC.
|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.
*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