Border / Cartel Chronicles

Human Smuggler Crashes Plane near West Texas Airport

Sheriff deputies from one small West Texas county found migrants smuggled via small aircraft in a departure from the typical roadways. While responding to a report of a plane crash near the Presidio International Airport, deputies discovered the passengers were migrants being smuggled away from the Mexican border.

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Migrants Wearing Camo Apprehended in Far West Texas near Border

Big Bend Sector Border Patrol agents teamed up with CBP’s Air and Marine Operations to apprehend a group of migrants attempting to use camouflage to conceal their location. The migrants attempted to conceal their location in the rocks and brush after fleeing from Border Patrol agents.

Van Horn Station Border Patrol agents apprehend a group of 25 migrants wearing camouflage in far West Texas. (U.S. Border Patrol/Big Bend Sector)

U.S. Customs and Border Protection Deletes Its Reports about ‘Potential Terrorist’ Arrest in Arizona

Official Facebook and Twitter posts on Yuma Sector Border Patrol and Chief Chris Clem’s accounts regarding the arrest of a “potential terrorist” disappeared after Customs and Border Protection (CBP) deleted the reports. Citing a violation of protocols and inappropriate release of sensitive information, all social media were scrubbed by the federal agency. The postings from December 20 indicated the agency determined an arrested man linked to Yemeni subjects of interest.

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Agents Spread Christmas Cheer to Children in Border Communities

Border Patrol agents spread Christmas cheer in communities along the southwest and northern borders in the days leading up to the holiday weekend. While most American families gathered to celebrate the birth of Christ, Border Patrol agents continued their vigilance to protect our nation’s borders.

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Top Mexican Political Operator Charged in Mayoral Candidate’s Murder

Mexico’s ruling party faces a major controversy following the arrest of one of their top political operators.  Prosecutors charged the man with being one of the masterminds behind the murder of a mayoral candidate. The arrest caused an apparent rift between federal and state politicians from the MORENA party over claims that the case is a political maneuver.

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Exclusive Photos: Smugglers Move Migrants into Texas on Christmas Eve

Cartel Smugglers continued their work on Christmas Eve moving more than 200 migrants across the Rio Grande in the Border Patrol’s busiest sector. As many celebrated the holidays on both sides of the border, the smugglers and Border Patrol agents engaged in what has become routine business on the southwest border.

Human smugglers move migrants across the Rio Grande on Christmas Eve. (Randy Clark/Breitbart Texas)

EXCLUSIVE: Migrant Collapses in West Texas Border Patrol Station, Dies

DEL RIO, Texas — According to a source within Customs and Border Protection (CBP), a 47-year-old Cuban migrant died after collapsing in a Border Patrol detention cell in Comstock, Thursday. The man was transported to a local hospital by ambulance where he was pronounced deceased. The man had been in custody since Sunday and was awaiting transfer to ICE.

Haitian and other migrants being removed from Del Rio encampment. ()

EXCLUSIVE: Probe into Border Patrol Agents Accused of ‘Whipping’ Migrants Ends – Charging Decision Imminent

A Department of Homeland Security source with knowledge of the case says the CBP Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR) has concluded its investigation into the September incident where mounted Border Patrol agents were accused of “whipping” or “strapping” Haitian migrants near Del Rio, Texas. The source notes a final decision on possible criminal charges is imminent from the Justice Department. Several agents are subject to the investigation and remain on administrative duties.

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Encuentran 8 Cuerpos en Fosa de Los Zetas-CDN en Estado Fronterizo

Hasta ahora se han descubierto ocho cuerpos en una nueva fosa en un estado fronterizo mexicano, utilizada por la facción Cartel del Noreste de Los Zetas para deshacerse de sus víctimas. El descubrimiento se produce cuando cientos de viajeros han desaparecido conduciendo hacia y desde la frontera con Texas.

Nuevo Leon Mass Grave