Tag: Immigration

Agents Seize more than $4.6 Million Worth of Cocaine

It happened Monday at the Sarita checkpoint on U.S. Highway 77 North. Two U.S. citizens drove up to the checkpoint in a tractor trailer. During the Immigration inspection, a Border Patrol K-9 alerted agents and discovered 59 bundles of cocaine, with a weight of nearly 147 pounds, hidden inside. Recommended: Naked Man Causes Three-Vehicle Pileup in Donna Easter Border-Crossings Brings Big Money to Rio Grande Valley Border Patrol Reports Increase in Undocumented Minors Abandoned in Rio Grande Valley Neighbors Help Police Track down Home Invasion...

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Fifth and Final Edinburg Home Invasion Suspect Arrested

The fifth and final suspect wanted for an aggravated robbery in Edinburg is arrested. The arrest was possible after an anonymous call to the crime stoppers hotline alerted authorities of 19-year-old Brady Jones’ whereabouts. The suspect who is also known as “Polo Jones” was detained Monday night in rural Edinburg. Jones received charges for aggravated robbery and received a 500 thousand dollar bond. The Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office reminds the community to report any crime to their Crime Stoppers Hotline at (956) 687-8477 All calls are kept anonymous and can solve cases much like this one. Recommended: Naked Man...

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Neighbors Help Police Track down Home Invasion Suspect

In Weslaco, one man is facing charges in connection to a home invasion. Authorities say it was thanks to the help of neighbors that they were able to arrest the suspect. The suspect is one of three involved in the home invasion that took place Tuesday morning at a Weslaco home. Forty-year-old José Edwardo Vega was detained last night in a joint effort from the U.S. Marshal’s office and Weslaco police. Vega is linked to the aggravated robbery at a home located on the 900 block of Spear Street. “Forced into the house, zip tied the grandmother and a...

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Questions Arise over Representation of Unaccompanied Undocumented Children in the Court System

The argument over unaccompanied immigrant children under the age of five being represented in an Immigration court is still a big issue But how do the children end up representing themselves? Since Immigration cases are seen as civil matters, the responsibility rests on the child’s shoulders. The legal system in the United States includes two systems: civil and criminal. The civil cases fight for a person’s civil rights, while criminal cases prosecute a person who is believed to have broken the law. Recommended: No...

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Prime Suspect in Bank Robbery behind Bars after being Caught in Mexico

McAllen police have the prime suspect of a Wells Fargo bank robbery now in their custody. 36-year-old joseph Robert Nocar of Elsa was detained by Mexican officials last night after his car was tracked by GPS. He was found at Latuna Hotel in Reynosa and was handed over to McAllen police. He went before a judge who charged him with robbery and issued him a $300,000 bond. In a press conference held yesterday officials said they had arrested Nocar’s accomplice, Valeria Garcia of Elsa. Recommended: No...

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Undocumented Immigrants Found in Stash House, taken into Custody

Edinburg – Several immigrants were rescued from a stash house today. According to border patrol the call came in after suspicious activity near the area. An undetermined number of immigrants were rescued from the house and one suspect believed to be the smuggler was taken into custody. Some of the immigrants tried to run from the scene however they were detained moments later.. A nearby school went on lockdown. Recommended: Human Smuggling Stash House with Santa Muerte Shrine Raided in Edinburg Border Patrol Agents Find Undocumented Immigrants Hiding in Edinburg Home Undocumented Immigrant Pursuit causes Temporary School Closures 16-Year-Old Girl Charged...

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EXCLUSIVE: Pursuit Leads to Arrest of Undocumented Immigrants

In Edinburg, several immigrants were detained after leading authorities on a chase. This is exclusive video obtained by FOX 2 news… It shows the chase happening off Brushline Road in rural Edinburg after a red Suburban van allegedly refused to stop. Authorities say nine immigrants from different nationalities were detained after the smuggler led them on a chase. Recommended: Two Arrested after Failed Human Smuggling Operation Naked Man Causes Three-Vehicle Pileup in Donna Undocumented Immigrant Pursuit causes Temporary School Closures Border Patrol Agent Attacked by Undocumented...

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Border Patrol Reports Increase in Undocumented Minors Abandoned in Rio Grande Valley

The Rio Grande Valley is seeing an increase in undocumented minors being victimized according to border patrol officials. Recently there were three children who were abandoned after crossing the border. Immigration numbers continue increasing and show to be higher so far, in comparison to the same time last year. More than 59,000 people were detained as of march while attempting to cross the border into the U.S. Out of those, more than 16-thousand unaccompanied children were detained in the Rio Grande Valley area. Surprisingly, many are being left behind by smugglers. “Human smugglers see them just as merchandise, so,...

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16-Year-Old Girl Charged with Smuggling 8 Undocumented Immigrants into U.S.

A 16-year-old girl accused of human smuggling faces a judge today. According to border patrol statistics there are hundreds of local teens involved in this type of crime. The teen is accused and charged with smuggling eight undocumented immigrants in a pickup truck with her boyfriend in the passenger seat. The teen kept quiet with little or no reaction as she faced the judge. Reports indicate the teen tried to cross into the U.S. with the group of undocumented immigrants on April 25th. The teen is expected to appear for her next hearing in court on May 4. Recommended:...

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Woman in hit-and-run arrested for car theft

Brownsville(KFXV) – A woman involved in a hit-and-run is arrested for car theft. 28 year old Ruby Ann Arrizola Gonzalez was detained on the 600 block of Ash street for matching the description of a driver of a hit-and-run that had just happened on Elm Street. Gonzales was identified by Witnesses and arrested. The vehicle that she was driving was reported stolen just four hours before. The owner of the vehicle, a minivan, left the key in the ignition while attempting to get up and said a woman got in his van and drove away. Gonzalez was charged with...

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