Border / Cartel Chronicles


Secuestro de Joven Fronterizo Sacude Comunidad Agrícola Mexicana

SAN FERNANDO, Tamaulipas – El secuestro de un adolescente de 14 años ha sacudido a la comunidad agrícola de San Fernando ya que los captores aún no han liberado a la víctima incluso después de que los familiares pagaron el rescate solicitado. La ciudad actualmente tiene dos diferentes cárteles que luchan por el control de la región, lo que genera aún más incertidumbre sobre quién secuestró al adolescente.

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Mexican Border State Teen Kidnapping Shakes Farming Community

SAN FERNANDO, Tamaulipas – The kidnapping of a 14-year-old has shaken this farming community as the captors have yet to release the victim even after relatives paid the ransom. The city currently has two cartels fighting for control of the region, leading to even more uncertainty as to who abducted the minor.

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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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Stash House Search Finds 51 Migrants in Texas near Border

Laredo Sector Border Patrol agents teamed up with state and local law enforcement to shut down a human smuggling stash house near the Texas border with Mexico. The raid on the house located about five blocks from the Rio Grande River led to the apprehension of 51 migrants.

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Mexico Captures Violent Fuel-Theft Cartel-Terrorist

Mexican authorities arrested the top leader of a hyperviolent fuel-theft cartel that been waging a fierce turf war for control of key areas in Central Mexico. The organization known as Cartel Santa Rosa de Lima (CSRL) is linked not only to gruesome mass killings but also to the use of improvised explosive devices and car bombs.

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Mexico Ranks Third for Coronavirus Deaths

Mexico climbed to number three in the world in the number of people who died from COVID-19. This as Mexican health officials claim to be making progress in controlling the spread of the novel coronavirus. While Mexico had more than time than other nations to prepare for the virus, health officials claim that the high number of fatalities is simply because people are fat and eat junk food.

A worker digs a grave in a section of the Municipal Cemetery of Valle de Chalco opened two months ago to accommodate the surge in deaths amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, on the outskirts of Mexico City, Thursday, July 2, 2020. (AP File Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)

Policías Estatales Realizan Operativos Contra Narco-Arsenales en Frontera

PIEDRAS NEGRAS, Coahuila — En las últimas semanas, las autoridades mexicanas han realizado varios arrestos de sicarios e hicieron varios decomisos de armas vinculados a la facción del Cartel del Noreste de Los Zetas. Dicho cartel sigue siendo la organización criminal dominante en la región, ya que transportan grandes cantidades de drogas y trafican a numerosos grupos de migrantes a través de la frontera entre Texas y Coahuila.

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Feds Recover 14 Migrants, 82 Pounds of Meth from Capsized Smuggling Boat

A U.S. Customs and Border Protection Air and Marine Operations aircrew teamed up with a Coast Guard vessel to rescue 14 people from a capsized human smuggling boat. During the interdiction, officials found three packages containing 82 pounds of methamphetamine in the water off the coast of San Diego, California.

Coast Guardsmen and a CBP AMO aircrew team up to rescue 14 migrants and seize 82 pounds of methamphetamine. (Photo: U.S. Customs and Border Protection)

WATCH: BORSTAR Agents Rescue 3 Dehydrated Migrants in Desert

El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents rescued three migrants who became lost and dehydrated in the desert in two incidents over the weekend. A video tweeted by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Acting Commissioner Mark Morgan shows a Border Patrol Search, Trauma, and Rescue (BORSTAR) paramedic agent responding to assist in the rescue.

Border Patrol BORSTAR agents from the El Centro Sector provide medical assistance to dehydrated migrants in Southern California. (Twitter Video Screencapture/U.S. Customs and Border Protection)