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‘I Had to Get Caught Sometime’; Human Trafficker Busted

McAllen (KFXV) — “You got me.” “I had to get caught sometime.” that’s what one blurted out to Border Patrol agents arrested him for human trafficking. According to authorities, on Tuesday of last week, agents conducted a traffic stop after surveillance cameras caught several subjects crossing the Rio Grande in a raft into the United States, and jump into a vehicle. The driver of the vehicle, identified as Diego Armando Perez and American citizen, had six undocumented people in the backseat of his pick-up truck “stacked on top of each other.” all of the occupants of the vehicle were...

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Border Patrol Rescues Man Trying to Swim Across Rio Grande

Rio Grande City (KFXV) — U.S. Border Patrol agents rescued a man attempting to enter the U.S. Illegally. Thursday officers noticed a Mexican National, swimming with a large group, struggling to stay afloat while attempting to cross the river. The man lost consciousness in the water and Border Patrol agents pulled him up from the river and began CPR on the unresponsive man. Starr County emergency medical services arrived and continued resuscitation efforts. Law enforcement transported the man to Starr County Memorial Hospital where he remains on life support. Recommended: Underground Bunker Filled With Drugs Discovered Border Patrol Seizes...

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Body Found in Anzalduas Park

MISSION (KFXV) — In the city of Mission, federal authorities are investigating a man found dead at Anzalduas Park. The man was found and reported to police around 9 am, Thursday. Federal authorities along with Sheriff’s deputies and Border Patrol were on hand investigating. The person has not been identified and the cause of death remains under investigation. Recommended: Body extracted from the Rio Grande River Border Patrol Seizes Over $300K In Cocaine Federal Agencies Open New Detention Center in Donna Suspected Burglars Caught on...

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Teens Lead Police on Chase

Palmview (KFXV) — Two teens could face charges after started a chase in Palmview. On the scene were Border Patrol and officers from the Department of Public Safety. During the pursuit, the suspect, identified as a 15 year old, crashed into the back of another car near Bentsen Palm Drive and Frontage Road. In the car alongside the teen, was a 19 year old. Both are in police custody at this hour. No injuries were reported in the accident. Recommended: Border Patrol detain undocumented sex offenders trying to enter the US One hospitalized after car found submerged at Boca...

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Federal Agencies Open New Detention Center in Donna

Donna (KFXV) — Federal agencies came together today for the opening of a new detention center for illegal immigrants. The facility will house up to 500 people and officials say they will expand if necessary. Custom and Border Protection Commissioner, Gil Kerlikoski lead a press conference and tour of the faciclities today, saying all who arrive and are detained at the center will be treated with respect and in a humane way. Border Patrol has indicated their has been a rise in the amount of people and families coming in through our border and the need for this new...

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Body extracted from the Rio Grande River

Donna (KFXV) – A body was found south of Valley View Road and Military Highway at around 5 this afternoon. Officials from sheriff’s department and border patrol assisted in the incident as well. Officials continue to investigate the case and will keep you updated with the latest. Recommended: Body Discovered On Banks of Rio Grande Controversial Video Surfaces of BP Detaining Woman and...

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Border Patrol Seizes Over $300K In Cocaine

Hidalgo (KFXV) — Border Patrol agents seize over $313,000 worth of cocaine. The seizure happened on Thanksgiving at the Hidalgo International Bridge. Officers pulled over a gold 2007 Chevrolet Equinox for a secondary for inspection. The car was driven by a 20-year-old male U.S. citizen from Pharr. They discovered 16 packages allegedly containing approximately 40.61 pounds of cocaine. Agents seized the narcotics along with the vehicle, arrested the driver, and turned him over to the custody of Homeland Security. Recommended: Over $76,000 Worth of Methamphetamines Seized $150,000 Worth of Marijuana Seized in...

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Controversial Video Surfaces of BP Detaining Woman and Child

La Joya (KFXV) — Images show a woman and a minor being detained by Border Patrol agents at a middle of a baseball game at the city’s sport complex. Border patrol clearing things up as to why they took a migrant women a child into custody. Tonight Border Patrol officials sent an email clarifying what happened during the incident caught on cell phone video. These are the images shot by Frances Salinas as she witnesses the arrest showing this woman desperately looking into her purse after agents can be heard asking her for documentation, as the first baseball game...

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One hospitalized after car found submerged at Boca Chica Beach

Brownsville (KFXV) – A woman is hospitalized and her car found submerged in the waters of Boca Chica Beach. Border patrol agents were informed of an accident where the passenger was ejected from the vehicle. The driver still trapped inside. Agents rescued her and she was transported to a local hospital. her condition is unknown at this time, and officials are still investigating the reasons for the accident. We will keep you updated with details as they become available. Recommended: Border Patrol Seizes Over $100,000 in Drugs Community Mourns the Loss of Donna ISD Coach One dead after hit-and-run...

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Border Patrol detain undocumented sex offenders trying to enter the US

Sullivan City (KFXV) – Border patrol arrest to undocumented sexual offenders illegally trying to enter the United States authorities say these types of criminals usually come from groups of many immigrants authorities also believe they represent a threat for women and children traveling with them the past week and border patrol arrested 31 year old Freddy and that’s all I needed from El Salvador and 37 year old Anthony Ortega Rhodes from Guatemala. ÔÇťAnytime we detain people, we take them into a processing center. During the processing, that’s when we find out what type of criminal background that individual...

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