Jaeson Jones

Articles by Jaeson Jones

Exclusive Video: Migrants Raft Across Texas Border River in Daylight

During the first week of October, Breitbart Texas cameras returned to Roma, Texas, to see how human smuggling changed since Fiscal Year 2019, when almost a million migrants were apprehended crossing the border between ports of entry. At this time, they sought out law enforcement–not make efforts to elude them.

International bridge at Roma, Texas. (Photo: Bob Price/Breitbart Texas)

Tripwires and Triggers: Ride in an Armed Cartel Smuggling Truck Deep into Texas

Breitbart Texas’ cameras return to Roma, Texas, after the Los Zetas Cartel now controls Miguel Aleman, the small Mexican community sitting across the Rio Grande. Exclusive video from local law enforcement in Texas shows heavily armed smugglers at a drop point near Hebbronville, Texas. In this episode of Tripwires and Triggers, we analyze how Los Zetas took their new turf and what that will mean for Mexicans and Americans alike living in the vicinity.

A video shows heavily armed human smugglers operating about 80 miles into the United States in South Texas. (Cartel Video Screen capture)

Exclusive: Human Smuggler Arrested in South Texas with Pistols

On September 26, two law enforcement agencies in Roma, Texas, were alerted to a camera image which captured migrants who had just crossed the Mexican border illegally. The image documented how they ran toward a red, four-door GMC truck. The vehicle was parked in the middle of a street.

Human smuggling stash house operation in Rio Bravo, Texas, is disrupted by Border Patrol agents and sheriff's office deputies. (Photo: U.S. Border Patrol/Laredo Sector)

Car Chase Ends with South Texas Human Stash House Raid

On Sunday morning, the Roma Police Department received a call from a concerned citizen observing people reportedly being smuggled into a residence located at the 400 block of Allende Avenue in that south Texas border town.

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AG Barr: ‘Decisive Action Needed in Mexico’ Against Cartels

The highest-ranking U.S. law enforcement official is laying direct blame on the Mexican cartels for the recent surge in methamphetamine. By naming specific cartels, the attorney general marks a coming evolution in Washington’s stance.

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Bulk Cash Seizures Surge at U.S. Border in 2020

Throughout Fiscal Year 2020, Breitbart Texas extensively tracked the record-setting Mexican cartel methamphetamine and fentanyl seizures intended to reach into the U.S. One question that remains difficult to answer is the amount of illicit narcotics that were successfully smuggled. One benchmark for law enforcement agencies is seizure data of bulk currency normally traveling south.

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Tripwires and Triggers: ‘The World Is Coming’ on Human Smuggling Trails to U.S.

Breitbart Texas’ Border and Cartel Chronicles Team documents the long trek of ultra-marathon human smuggling routes across the world ending within the United States in episode two of Tripwires and Triggers. We walk you through the deplorable conditions, exorbitant fees, the human misery of stash houses, and the exploitation of people by cartels and other criminal organizations in Mexico and closer to home.

Laredo South Station Border Patrol agents find 33 illegal aliens in a human smuggling stash house near the border with Mexico. (Photo: U.S. Border Patrol/Laredo Sector)

U.S. Breaks Fentanyl, Meth Seizure Records at Border amid Pandemic

On Friday, September 4, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Commissioner Mark Morgan held his monthly operational update with the media from Laredo, Texas. The August statistics marked the highest to date for Fiscal Year 2020 in the category methamphetamine seizures.

CBP officers in South Texas seized methamphetamine. Photo: U.S. Customs and Border Protection/Rio Grande Valley Sector

PHOTOS: Border Patrol Agents Seize Drugs, Cash in South Texas

On August 20 at approximately 1:30 pm local time, Border Patrol agents in Rio Grande City were working in an area known as Eagles Landing. The area is well known as a narcotics and human smuggling corridor for the Gulf Cartel. They observed 11 people on the Mexican side of the river approaching the bank. Agents also noticed them carrying nine large bundles. As they entered the river and crossed the Rio Grande, the suspects hastily approached a white SUV parked on the U.S. side and began loading the vehicle.

Rio Grande Valley Sector Riverine Border Patrol agents patrolling the border river southwest of Mission, Texas. (Photo: Bob Price/Breitbart Texas)

Largest Ever Heroin Bust in Georgia Links to Dangerous Mexican Cartel, Say Feds

On July 27, agents with the Atlanta DEA office in collaboration with other federal agencies executed multiple search warrants at apartments and houses believed to be acting as stash and distribution spots for the metro area. The seized items were publicly displayed this week and are officially believed to amount to the largest heroin bust in Georgia’s history.

CBP officers seized nearly 40 pounds of cocaine and heroin at the Lincoln-Juarez International Bridge. (Photo: U.S. Customs and Border Protection/Laredo Sector)

Jaeson Jones Exclusive: Mexican Cartel Labs Are Flooding U.S. with Meth

In the early part of Fiscal Year 2020, Breitbart Texas’ Cartel Chronicles team began focusing coverage on methamphetamine seizures at the southwestern border regions. Increases in seizure data represented a significant tripwire from normal production amounts. Cartel Jalisco New Generation (CJNG) and the Sinaloa Cartel are responsible for the incline in Mexico this year, which resulted in unprecedented seizures of product.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers in Laredo seized $2.7 million worth of methamphetamine during a border inspection. (Photo: U.S. Customs and Border Protection/Laredo Port of Entry)

Exclusive: Border Wall Construction Crew Caught Smuggling from Mexico in Texas

On July 20 at approximately 5:30 am local time, Border Patrol agents assigned to the Rio Grande City Station observed a pickup truck near the Rio Grande in Fronton. The vehicle was spotted parking near a new wall construction site. Several individuals were seen loading items onto the back of the truck and then proceeded toward Highway 83.

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Mexican Defense Chief: New Videos Demonstrate CJNG Cartel Is Unique

Speaking during a presidential news conference this week, Mexican National Defense Minister Luis Cresencio Sandoval detailed facts officially known about an “elite group” of Cartel Jalisco New Generation (CJNG) after new videos about them circulated last Friday.

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22 Migrants Held by Armed Human Smugglers Rescued in Texas near Border

U.S. Border Patrol officials in the Rio Grande Valley Sector received information regarding a group of migrants being held against their will by armed human smugglers. The smugglers held the migrants in a stash house located in Rio Grande City, Texas. Agents notified the Starr County Sheriff’s Office and CBP Air and Marine Operations and requested assistance.

Border Patrol agents found a hunting rifle, a shotgun, and an airsoft gun in a human smuggling stash house in Texas near the Mexican border. (Photo: U.S. Border Patrol/Rio Grande Valley Sector)

$15M in Cocaine Seized in Single Texas Border Bust

On July 12 at approximately 4:00pm, a Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper was conducting a routine patrol in Rio Grande City when a drawbridge camera system detected a smuggling event near Midway Cemetery.

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