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Improvised Explosive Device Found at Border Bridge to Texas

Mexican authorities have confirmed the discovery of an active improvised explosive device (IED) at one of the international bridges connecting the border cities of Laredo, Texas, and Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas–the headquarters of the ruthless cartel known as Los Zetas.

A U.S. Customs and Border Patrol agent and K-9 security dog keep watch at a checkpoint station, Friday, Feb. 22, 2013, in Falfurrias, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Feds Find 76 Illegal Immigrants Stuffed in Tractor Trailer North of Texas Border

Human smugglers operating in the border city of Laredo stuffed 76 illegal immigrants into the cargo area of a tractor-trailer in an attempt to get them past a U.S. Border Patrol checkpoint. The tactic appears to be gaining popularity but has led to multiple deaths as human smugglers find new ways to maneuver around authorities.

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Soldados Decomisas Droga Que Los Zetas Acababan de Recibir en Frontera

NUEVO LAREDO, Tamaulipas — Presuntos narcotraficantes que pertenecen al Cartel del Noreste fueron sorprendidos y detenidos por soldados mexicanos en los momentos en que bajaban un cargamento de mas de 600 kilos de marihuana que recién les había llegado.

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Los Zetas Drug Load Seized by Mexican Military in Nuevo Laredo

NUEVO LAREDO, Tamaulipas — Suspected smugglers with the Cartel Del Noreste, the main faction of Los Zetas, were caught by Mexican soldiers as they were in the process of unloading a new shipment of more than 1,400 pounds of marijuana that they had just received.

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Mexican Cartel Leader Gets 30-Year Sentence after Helping DEA

A federal judge sentenced one of the top Los Zetas cartel leaders to 30 years in a U.S. federal prison for his role in helping smuggle ton quantities of drugs and playing a role in the raging violence that continues to plague Mexico. The former cartel boss turned into a government witness following his arrest.

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Texas Border Woman Caught with $2M in Liquid Meth

A woman from the border city of Laredo, Texas, was arrested in Austin after authorities found more than $2 million in liquid meth inside her vehicle. The woman was traveling with her 4-year-old daughter.

US Border Patrol agent Richard Funke patrols along the border fence between Arizona and Mexico at the town of Nogales on July 28, 2010. A federal judge blocked the most controversial parts of Arizona's new immigration law, barring police from checking the immigrant status of suspected criminals. The ruling came …

Illegal Immigrant Faces Prison for Assaulting Border Patrol Agent

An illegal immigrant from Mexico is facing up to eight years in a U.S. prison for a brutal assault where he used a metal flashlight to strike the face of a U.S. Border Patrol agent and tried to take his gun. The law enforcement official suffered a broken nose and had multiple lacerations.

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Human Smuggling Kidnappers Get Heavy Prison Sentence

A federal judge sentenced three men in Laredo to lengthy prison sentences for kidnapping and extorting eight illegal aliens they smuggled into the U.S. Prosecutors accused the men of assaulting the Mexican nationals while holding them captive and then attempting to coerce additional smuggling fees from the families of their human cargo.

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FBI Raids Texas Offices of Company Involved in Border Wall Construction

FBI agents carried out a large raid across the state targeting the offices of an engineering company connected to the construction of the border wall. Agents raided offices in San Antonio, Houston, and McAllen, as well as various city and county offices in the city of Laredo and Webb County.

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Smuggler Gets 20 Years for Assaulting Border Patrol Agent

LAREDO, Texas — A U.S. citizen from this border city who was found guilty of assaulting a U.S. Border Patrol agent while smuggling roughly five pounds of crystal meth will spend almost 20 years in prison.

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Texas Rep. Calls Out Trump Wall While Los Zetas Cartel Operates in His District

LAREDO, Texas — A congressman from this border city has expressed his disappointment at the executive orders signed by President Donald J. Trump, calling for more border security and a wall. The comments come at the same time the Los Zetas cartel has laid claim to a local park in his district.

LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 30 : Airline passenger screening activity takes place by U.S.Transportation Safety Administration (TSA) agents at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), August 30, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. As passengers worked their way through the waiting line, TSA workers did screening on each passenger boarding a …

Feds Admit To Putting Migrants on Planes for U.S. Destinations

Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials have admitted that they are not only releasing illegal immigrants at bus stations, they are also “identify[ing]” and transporting them to airports for travel to various destinations within the country. Officials say these undocumented migrants are from Central America.

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Feds Continue to Drop Migrants at Texas Bus Stops

Bus station employees are reporting that illegal immigrants continue pour into the Texas border town of Laredo. They have seen a holding center for Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) carrying between 20 and 40 undocumented women during at least five bus trips.

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Illegal Alien, Texan Imprisoned for Cartel Gun Buying Scheme

LAREDO, Texas — A female illegal alien and a Texas man have been sent to prison for their confessed role in a complex gun straw purchasing and smuggling scheme for the Los Zetas cartel. The operation is believed to have successfully moved at least 25 weapons into Mexico.

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Texas Shooting Victim Crossed into Mexico and Back Undetected

LAREDO, Texas — A man from a Texas border city was able to illegally cross into Mexico where he was shot and then cross back to seek medical attention. The bizarre incident highlights the lack of local border enforcement.

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GRAPHIC — Mexican Cops: Downtown Border City Gun Battle with Drug Cartel a ‘Run of the Mill’ Incident

NUEVO LAREDO, Tamaulipas — Seven vehicles with gunmen clashed with Mexican military forces during a fierce battle in the the downtown streets of this border city. The skirmish took place mere blocks from the border with Texas.

The fighting occurred Thursday, shortly after 1030 a.m. in the downtown area near the intersection of Guerrero Avenue and Arteaga Street when a convoy of seven vehicles with members of the Cartel Del Noreste faction of the Los Zetas cartel clashed with Mexican military forces that had set up a roadblock of sorts, Mexican law enforcement sources confirmed to Breitbart Texas.