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.
Brownsville CBP Officers Seize $46,085 in Unreported U.S. Currency at the Brownsville and Matamoros International Bridge
Friday, October 2, 2020 | BROWNSVILLE, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers working at the Brownsville and Matamoros International Bridge Port of Entry seized $46,085…
“All In a Day’s Work” U.S. Border Patrol Makes Four Significant Arrests
Friday, October 2, 2020 | EL PASO, Texas – On October 1, El Paso Border Patrol Agents busted a stash house…
Another Human Smuggling Attempt Utilizing a Belly Dump Trailer
Friday, October 2, 2020 | LAREDO, TEXAS – Border Patrol agents assigned to the Freer Station checkpoint on United States Highway 59 intercepted another…
Border Patrol Agents Rescue Illegal Aliens Trapped In Truck
Thursday, October 1, 2020 | EAGLE PASS, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Eagle Pass South Station arrested a human smuggler attempting to…
Border Patrol Agents Assist Local Police Department
Thursday, October 1, 2020 | UVALDE, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Uvalde Station assisted local police with a domestic dispute, Sept. 26…
Concerned Citizen’s Report Leads to Border Patrol and Webb County Sheriff’s Office Shutting Down Stash House
Thursday, October 1, 2020 | LAREDO, TEXAS – Acting together on a report from a concerned citizen, U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Laredo South Station…
More than 100 People Smuggled in Commercial Trailer
Thursday, October 1, 2020 | LAREDO, TEXAS – U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Cotulla Station assigned to the U.S. Highway 83 checkpoint stopped a large…
Smugglers Disregard COVID-19 Dangers at Two Stash Houses
Wednesday, September 30, 2020 | LAREDO, TEXAS – Within hours of each other, U.S. Border Patrol agents working collaboratively with local law enforcement…
Border Patrol Marine Unit Prevents an Individual from Drowning
Tuesday, September 29, 2020 | LAREDO, Texas – Border Patrol agents assigned to the Laredo Sector Marine Unit took quick action and rescued one individual…
Brownsville Port of Entry CBP Officers Seize $464K in Methamphetamine at Veterans International Bridge
Tuesday, September 29, 2020 | BROWNSVILLE, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Veterans International Bridge intercepted a load of alleged methamphetamine, hidden…
CBP Officers at Hidalgo International Bridge Foil $2.5 Million Smuggling Attempt of Methamphetamine
Tuesday, September 29, 2020 | HIDALGO, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Hidalgo International Bridge arrested a 45-year-old man from…
Laredo Port of Entry CBP Officers Seize Hard Narcotics Worth $3.2 Million at World Trade Bridge
Monday, September 28, 2020 | LAREDO, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Laredo Port of Entry seized hard narcotics valued at $3.2…
Border Patrol Agents Identify Two Sexual Predators
Monday, September 28, 2020 | EDINBURG, Texas – Border Patrol agents arrested two Mexican nationals with sex-related criminal histories. On Thursday, the Texas Department of Public…