Tag: Texas Border

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Cartel Grenade Makers Operating in Texas Sent to Prison

McALLEN, Texas — Six bomb makers offering grenades to Mexico’s Gulf Cartel were sent to prison for their roles in building explosives and smuggling wares south. Before their arrests, the group sold 50 grenades to cartel operatives and obtained components to make hundreds more.

In March 2007, authorities found $205 million dollars in Chinese-Mexican businessman Zhenli Ye Gon's Mexico City home

Mexican Mogul Faces Money Laundering Charges in Texas

McALLEN, Texas — A top Mexican businessman with connections to the highest echelons of power in Mexico remains in federal custody in this border city, where he is facing money laundering charges.

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Mexican President Peña Nieto Congratulates Trump

Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto took to Twitter early Wednesday morning to celebrate the U.S. electoral process and congratulate President-Elect Donald J. Trump on his victory.

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Texas to Open Intel Hub Targeting Drug Cartels

McALLEN, Texas — The top law enforcement agencies in south Texas will be getting a new intelligence center aimed at targeting Mexican drug cartel activities and gangs.

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EXCLUSIVE: Leaked Images Show Illegals Casually Strolling Across Open Border

A series of leaked images reveal how groups of illegal immigrants continue to flow over the Texas border in unprecedented numbers. The lack of physical barrier and real border security allows human smugglers and their cargo to simply wade across the shallow waters of the Rio Grande.

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Members of Dangerous Puerto Rican Gang Arrested near Texas Border

Two members of a dangerous Puerto Rican gang that operates in a manner similar to a drug cartel have been arrested near the Texas border. Federal authorities recently arrested Carlos E. “El Negro” Carrion Nieves and Orlando “Elvin” Martinez Nunez near this border city.

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Feds Seize $500K in Meth, Cocaine at Texas Border

Federal officers with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) stopped the attempted smuggling of over a half-million dollars’ worth of methamphetamine and cocaine at a Texas port of entry.

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Jeb Bush: Border Wall ‘Not Practical’

Republican Presidential Candidate and former Florida Governor Jeb Bush told a group at a Florida rally about his Texas border trip and explained why a border wall wouldn’t be practical or conservative. Bush returned to the friendly turf of the Sunshine State on Wednesday, with a town hall style meeting in Pensacola.

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Illinois National Guard Heads to Texas Border

Members of the Illinois National Guard (ING) are headed to help secure the border between Texas and Mexico. Approximately twenty soldiers and one helicopter will join other National Guard units from across the nation as part of Operation Phalanx II.

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Texas Cops Worried About Prevalence Of Online Predators Near Border

A joint operation between the FBI and several Texas police departments near the border has resulted in multiple arrests of suspected online predators, and authorities are concerned about the overwhelming response to their sting operation. Within four days, five men were arrested after responding to what they believed was an invitation from a 14-year-old girl to meet them for sex. Additional arrests are expected in the coming days.

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Report: Border Surge a Success; Permanent Troopers Now Needed

A leaked report from the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) states that border surge was largely a success. The report cites numbers indicating a reduction in illegal immigrant border crossings and cartel activity. The report lays the foundation for Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s plan to increase the number of permanent DPS troopers along the Texas-Mexico border.

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Illegal Aliens Riot in Texas Prison Near Border

Approximately 2,000 inmates at a federal detention center near the border that primarily houses immigration detainees rioted and set off fires, requiring a massive mobilization of law enforcement to secure the perimeter and restore order.

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‘Special Immigrant Juvenile Status’: Texas Democrat Files Bill to Mandate Education Materials for Judges

Democrat Texas State Representative Ana Hernandez (D-Houston), has filed a bill that would require a Texas Supreme Court committee to develop an educational guide that would assist judges in determining which children are eligible for “special immigrant juvenile status” (“SIJS”). Federal law gives special protections to eligible unaccompanied immigrant children (“UACs”) who have entered the country illegally.

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Patrick Seeks $12 Million to Keep Texas National Guard At Border

In a press conference at the Capitol on Tuesday, Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick announced that he is seeking $12 million to continue the border surge of Texas National Guard troops through May. They are currently scheduled to leave next month, and

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Border Region Probation Officer and Gang Convicted in Child Sex Trafficking Case

An El Paso federal court jury convicted an El Paso County Probation Officer and three other Folk Nation/Gangster Disciples on charges of trafficking a minor female in a sex trafficking case. The men were charged with forcing a 16-year-old girl into prostitution where she was forced to have sex for money with as many as six men per day.

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Texas Border Drug Lord Busted, say Agents

Federal agents and local law enforcement along the Texas border arrested a major suspected drug trafficker. The accused kingpin had managed to stay away from convictions for almost a decade — despite years of serious accusations against him.