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$2.2M in Meth Seized at Texas Border Port of Entry, Say Feds

Februar 13, 2019No Comments

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers intercepted more than $2.2 million in methamphetamine at the Laredo Colombia-Solidarity International Bridge over the weekend. Officials said they seized the illegal substance described as a „significan…

Twice-Deported Colombian Gets 10 Years for Drug Trafficking in Texas

Februar 12, 2019No Comments

A Colombian national, previously deported at least two times, was sentenced to more than 10 years in federal prison on drug trafficking charges in Texas after he re-entered the United States illegally.

Group of 330 Migrants Apprehended in New Mexico, Says CBP

Februar 12, 2019No Comments

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) reported they apprehended 330 migrants who illegally crossed into the United States „one minute passed midnight“ on Monday at Antelope Wells, a remote southwestern New Mexico port of entry.

Former Texas Migrant Shelter Worker Accused of Fondling Teen

Februar 6, 2019No Comments

A former employee at a Texas migrant shelter was accused of fondling a 16-year-old Guatemalan and offered other children candy in exchange for sexual favors, say Houston police.

Woman Smuggled Fentanyl in Vagina for Plastic Surgery ‚Discount‘

Februar 6, 2019No Comments

A Kentucky woman, who tried to smuggle nearly 2,000 fentanyl pills into the United States from Mexico in her underwear and vagina, pleaded guilty to federal drug charges this week in South Texas.

Progressive Groups File Third Lawsuit to Block Noncitizen Voter Cleanup in Texas

Februar 5, 2019No Comments

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Texas, ACLU national, Texas Civil Rights Project, Lawyers‘ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, and Demos filed a lawsuit in Galveston federal court Monday on behalf of four advocacy groups to block the sta…

Border Patrol Finds Smuggling Tunnel near Rio Grande

Februar 1, 2019No Comments

Border patrol agents discovered a 60-foot tunnel leading from Mexico into the United States at the Texas border in the city of Hidalgo. It is located at the bottom of a 30-foot embankment on the Rio Grande River, near a border wall built a decade ago, …

Traffic Stop Becomes Human Smuggling Bust of 12 in South Texas, Say Police

Januar 29, 2019No Comments

Police in South Texas say a traffic stop turned into a human smuggling case last week when patrol officers discovered 12 individuals illegally in the United States who were crammed into a pickup truck in Falfurrias.

95K Noncitizens Registered to Vote in Texas, Say State Officials

Januar 26, 2019No Comments

The Office of the Texas Secretary of State (SOS) has discovered troubling figures — roughly 95,000 individuals identified as non-U.S. citizens by the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) are registered to vote and, 58,000 of those, 61 percent, vote…

Texas Teen Caught Smuggling Five Migrants, Say Police

Januar 23, 2019No Comments

A South Texas teen was charged for allegedly smuggling five people into the United States, say law enforcement officials in Sullivan City.