Border / Cartel Chronicles


Five Migrants Rescued from Dehydration Along Texas Border

Border Patrol agents in South Texas carried out multiple rescues of migrants as summertime temperatures approached the century mark. Agents rescued at least four who became distressed or dehydrated after illegally crossing the border from Mexico and one who suffered a snake bite while attempting to sneak around an interior immigration checkpoint.

Laredo Sector Border Patrol agents save life of migrant who was lost without food or water in summer heat. (Photo: U.S. Border Patrol/Laredo Sector)

Feds Shoot Human Smuggler’s Boat Engine off California Coast

A U.S. Customs and Border Protection Air and Marine Operations (AMO) interceptor boat crew shot out the engine of a human smuggler’s boat off the coast of California on Friday. A second smuggler’s boat managed to make it to shore and off-loaded its passengers. Border Patrol agents apprehended the migrants from the beached craft.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection Air and Marine Operations agents seize a 35-foot panga off the coast of California with 18 Mexican illegal aliens onboard. (Photo: U.S. Customs and Border Protection/Air and Marine Operations)

Multi-Deported Sex Offender Caught Crossing Border into Texas

Laredo Sector Border Patrol agents busted a multi-time deported criminal alien sex offender after he illegally re-entered the United States near Laredo, Texas. The Mexican national has a criminal history that includes a felony conviction for sexual abuse and multiple deportations.

U.S. Border Patrol agents detain undocumented immigrants caught near a section of privately-built border wall under construction on December 11, 2019 near Mission, Texas. The hardline immigration group We Build The Wall is funding construction of the wall on private land along the Rio Grande, which forms the border with …

Texas Governor Contradicts Everything He Ever Said About Mandating Masks

Texas Governor Greg Abbott faces a backlash of fury after issuing an order requiring the wearing of masks in most of the state’s 254 counties. The order issued on the day before the Independence Day weekend begins, requires the wearing of masks in counties with 20 or more positive COVID-19 cases to help slow the spread of the coronavirus.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott puts on a mask after a news conference following a meeting between Vice President Mike Pence, Abbott and members of his healthcare team regarding COVID-19 at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center West Campus in Dallas, Sunday, June 28, 2020. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

Maritime Human Smuggling Bust near California Yields 15 Arrests

San Diego Sector Border Patrol agents disrupted a maritime human smuggling event over the past weekend leading to the arrest of 15 people. An extensive investigation led to the arrest of the migrants and their smugglers who initially managed to avoid apprehension after beaching a boat on the coast north of San Diego, California.

An exhaustive search and investigation led to the arrest of 15 people after this boat beached near San Diego. (Photo: U.S. Border Patrol/San Diego Sector)

565 Pounds of Liquid Meth Seized on Bus at Texas Border Crossing

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers seized more than 565 pounds of liquid methamphetamine on a commercial bus attempting to enter from Mexico. The seizure occurred in the Del Rio Sector at the Camino Real International Bridge connecting Eagle Pass, Texas, and Piedras Negras, Coahuila.

Del Rio Sector CBP officers seize more than 565 pounds of liquid methamphetamine at a Texas-Mexico port of entry. (Photo: U.S. Customs and Border Protection/Del Rio Sector)