Big Rig Turns Into Clown Car

The Border Patrol says they found 25 illegal immigrants hiding inside a pair of semi trucks. About 10:30 p.m. on Thursday night, Border Patrol agents chased a group of suspected illegal immigrants into a parking lot at the Golden Acorn Casino. Officials said the group got into a cargo trailer via a trap door under the truck. Eventually, 17 people were found inside the trailer,…

ICE Agents find immigrants hidden in Wal-Mart truck

A Wal-Mart truck driver will face federal charges for allegedly trying to sneak illegal immigrants into the country in a company tractor-trailer. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents arrested Alejandro Hernandez, 50, after finding four Mexican nationals locked in the back of his 18-wheeler, according to court filings obtained Monday. Investigators believe Hernandez made at least five similar smuggling trips through the Falfurrias checkpoint in…

Mexico’s 10 percent plan for guns

“What’s clear, as we have often told many lawmakers in the U.S. Congress, is that the Second Amendment was not designed to arm criminal groups overseas, as is in fact occurring,” Medina said, referring to the amendment in the U.S. Constitution on the right to bear arms.

Busy Weekend on the border with more than 6500 pounds of pot seized

Border Patrol agents seized more than 1,400 pounds of marijuana over the weekend in four separate busts, according to Laredo Sector Border Patrol The most recent seizure occurred Monday at Texas 16 traffic checkpoint. Hebbronville agents observed a white pickup truck heading northbound make an abrupt U-turn prior to reaching the checkpoint. Agents observed the driver of the vehicle pull onto the south side of…

Think a border wall will do it? Think again!

Tunnel Found In Mexicali Two Blocks South Of The Border Police arrested eight men Monday afternoon, who are believed to be involved with digging a tunnel that was headed towards Calexico, Ca. The men were found on a corner house located on 134 Callejon Madero, just 2 blocks south of the border. Currently, they are being detained at the local police department in Mexicali, Mexico.…

Border Patrol seizes more than 2 tons of pot in Escobares Texas

Agents from the U.S. Border Patrol seized more than two and a half tons of marijuana Wednesday. The drugs have a street value of more than $4 million. Agents at the Rio Grande City Border Patrol Station responded to suspicious activity Wednesday afternoon near Escobares in western Starr County. When agents came upon what appeared to be a narcotics packaging operation inside a corrugated metal…

Border Patrol Seizures Steady

Laredo Sector Border Patrol agents made several drug seizures in the past few days, netting an estimated $5.6 million worth of illegal drugs.The latest case occurred Monday morning when agents working at the Interstate 35 checkpoint inspected the driver of a 2000 Chevrolet Monte Carlo after a service canine alerted toward the car. Agents found 24 cellophane-wrapped bundles hidden behind the interior side panels near…

Border Patrol agent charged with drug counts

McALLEN, Texas – A U.S. Border Patrol agent was charged with conspiracy to distribute cocaine for allegedly helping two Mexican men smuggle 11 bricks of cocaine into the United States. Reynaldo Zuniga, a 34-year-old Border Patrol agent from Harlingen, was paid to pick up one of the men along the Rio Grande and then drive him to a fast food restaurant in Hidalgo, where the…

[Updated] Laredo Trucks Drivers, Others Charged in Massive Human Smuggling Scheme

They are believed to have smuggled hundreds of illegal immigrants into the United States but now, 41 truck drivers, guides, brokers, recruiters and smuggling leaders are facing criminal charges. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) special agents started the investigation in Laredo but made the arrests across several American cities over the last seven weeks. Investigators said the group used truck drivers to smuggle at…

Forget the border fence – Smugglers at U.S. border build an underground world

The tunnel opening cut into the floor of a shipping container here drops three levels, each accessible by ladders, first a metal one and then two others fashioned from wood pallets. The tunnel stretches 1,300 feet to the south, crossing the Mexican border some 50 feet below ground and proceeding to a sky-blue office building in sight of the steel-plated border fence.Three or four feet…

1.400 pound shipment of pot seized!

Editor’s Note: Business as usual and absolutely nothing to do with the cross border issue. It show ICE and CBP are on the ball as usual! Maybe it is time to decriminalize the shit and put these guys out of business. But then, that would be too simple a solution. Two brothers from Mexico were arrested after federal agents noticed that a tractor trailer had…