EDINBURG, Texas – Rio Grande Valley Sector (RGV) agents arrested three criminal migrants and seven gang members this week preventing them from infiltrating our communities.

On May 16, Falfurrias Border Patrol Station (FLF) agents apprehended 18 migrants near Falfurrias. Among the group was a registered sex offender from Guatemala who was convicted in 2013 of sexual intercourse with a minor under 18. The migrant has an active warrant in California for probation violations relating to the 2013 conviction.

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DETROIT — Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) Office of Field Operations intercepted more than a ton of marijuana at the Fort Street Cargo Facility, May 11.

An x-ray scan of an inbound tractor trailer and subsequent physical inspection conducted by officers and a K-9 team revealed 2,175 pounds of marijuana concealed within boxes manifested as foam pool toys.

The illicit cargo was seized along with the trailer.   more...
AN DIEGO – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Calexico East Port of Entry, intercepted over half a million dollars’ worth of methamphetamine.

On May 11, at approximately 3:24 p.m., a 19-year-old driver applied for admission into the United States from Mexico, driving a 2015 black Nissan Versa.

CBP officers searched the vehicle and found 35 packages of methamphetamine concealed in the floor, firewall and rear quarter panel, weighing a total of 262.09 pounds.

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EL PASO, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers working at El Paso area ports of entry seized cocaine, methamphetamine, and fentanyl and arrested 25 fugitives over the last week.

“Our CBP officers continue to secure our borders and safeguard our communities,” said CBP El Paso Director Field Operations Hector A. Mancha. “They are dedicated to stopping the flow of these dangerous drugs from coming into our county and working closely with law enforcement agencies to bring fugitives to justice.”

On May 9, CBP officers working at the Paso Del Norte border crossing intercepted 24.47 pounds of methamphetamine from a 24-year-old male U.S. citizen. Following a CBP canine alert and non-intrusive inspection (x-ray) scan CBP Officers discovered 24 bundles hidden throughout the vehicle.

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SAN DIEGO - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Otay Mesa cargo crossing in San Diego found more than 550 pounds of methamphetamine and almost three pounds of cocaine hidden in a shipment of squash.

CBP officers began inspecting within the boxes of squash and discovered 259 packages of methamphetamine and 1 package of cocaine co-mingled within the produce.

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A federally protected red wolf was found dead in Tyrrell County, NC in a muddy farm field located south of Newlands Road on April 15, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service needs your help in the investigation of the red wolf’s death. The red wolf was shot in the spine, causing the wolf to collapse on the field. The red wolf’s lungs were found to be full of mud during a later necropsy.

The Service is offering a reward of $5,000 for information that leads to the successful prosecution in this case.   more...