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Sophisticated Cross-Border Tunnel to Southern California Busted by Feds

A federal task force in Southern California recently discovered a sophisticated cross-border tunnel running from Mexico to the United States. The task force seized significant quantities of cocaine, methamphetamine, fentanyl, and marijuana during a search of the connected San Diego-area warehouse.

The San Diego Tunnel Taskforce uncovered a sophisticated drug-smuggling tunnel in March 2020. (Photo: U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration)

Comandante Los Zetas Muere Tras Tiroteo en Ciudad Fronteriza Mexicana

NUEVO LAREDO, Tamaulipas – El líder de un temible grupo de ataque de la facción Cartel del Noreste de Los Zetas murió durante un ataque contra la policía. El comandante había sido considerado como un criminal de los más buscado por las autoridades estadounidenses y mexicanas, mientras que el grupo de ataque fue señalado como responsable de numerosos tiroteos en la ciudad fronteriza de Nuevo Laredo.

Nuevo Laredo Shooting

Nearly All New Illegal Border Crossers Are Getting Sent Back, Say Feds

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials told Breitbart Texas that nearly all migrants apprehended after illegally crossing the border between ports of entry are being returned to the country from which they crossed. This order from the Trump Administration includes most Unaccompanied Alien Children (UAC) and Family Unit Aliens (FMUA).

A U.S. Border Patrol agent conducts a biometric background investigation on an illegal alien. (Photo: U.S. Border Patrol/San Diego Sector)

Operaba CDG Centro de Comunicaciones Clandestino en Reynosa

REYNOSA, Tamaulipas – Un reciente decomiso de más de 50 radios, cámaras de vigilancia ocultas y otros equipos de monitoreo ha descubierto una operación clandestina utilizada por el Cartel del Golfo para monitorear los movimientos policiales en la ciudad fronteriza de Reynosa. La organización criminal tiene una larga historia de uso de halcones, cámaras de vigilancia y otras tácticas para rastrear y monitorear a las agencias policiacas.

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Gulf Cartel Surveillance Center Raided in Mexican Border City

REYNOSA, Tamaulipas – The recent seizures of more than 50 radios, hidden cameras, and other surveillance equipment revealed a secretive Gulf Cartel operation to monitor local law enforcement movements. The organization has a long history of using lookouts, cameras, and other tactics to track authorities.

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Coronavirus Plasma Treatments Begin in Major Texas Hospital System

HOUSTON, Texas — Houston Methodist Hospital received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to begin utilizing plasma transfusions to treat COVID-19 patients. The FDA approved the major Houston hospital system as the first academic medical center in the nation to transfuse donated plasma from a recovered COVID-19 patient into a critically ill one.

TOPSHOT - A person (L), who has recovered from the COVID-19 coronavirus infection, donates plasma in Zouping in China's eastern Shandong province on February 28, 2020, aimed at curing infected patients in severe and critical conditions. - China reported 44 more deaths from the novel coronavirus epidemic on February 28 …

Texas Electrical Grid Adapting to Coronavirus Challenge, Says State Senate Chairman

Officials responsible for ensuring the reliable supply of electricity to Texans have successfully adapted to the challenges caused by the COVID-19 health crisis, says the Texas Senate committee chairman responsible for oversight of the agency. The Electricity Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) is currently operating under a COVID-19 Pandemic Preparedness Plan to ensure delivery during the crisis.

ERCOT Operations Center