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Mexican ‘lawyer’ arrested at Falfurrias checkpoint with 125 pounds of cocaine

A man is under arrest after Border Patrol agents at the Falfurrias checkpoint found approximately 125 pounds of cocaine valued at nearly $4 million hidden within his vehicle.

Border Patrol finds nearly 145 pounds of cocaine in watermelon shipment

Border Patrol agents thwarted the transportation of nearly 145 pounds of cocaine by a truck driver hauling watermelons through the Falfurrias checkpoint early Wednesday morning after the driver kept displaying nervous behavior, according to a criminal complaint.

Edinburg man who held smuggled child hostage gets stiff prison term

A federal judge on Tuesday sentenced a 24-year-old Edinburg man to more than 16 years in prison for holding a 4-year-old child ransom.

Border Patrol agents at Falfurrias checkpoint seize cocaine worth $4 million

Federal agents on Saturday seized a little more than 128 pounds of cocaine with an estimated street value of $4 million hidden in the tires of a vehicle driven to the Falfurrias checkpoint by an Alamo woman.

Border Patrol seizes 3,300 illegal anxiety pills from Mexico at Falfurrias checkpoint

Border Patrol agents at the Falfurrias checkpoint seized 110 bottles of anxiety pills from Mexico that are the equivalent of Xanax inside potato chip bags, according to a news release.

Man sentenced to nearly 6 years for ‘priority load’ of cocaine

A 50-year-old Mexican man has been sentenced to nearly six years in prison for attempting to smuggle nearly 200 pounds of cocaine to Atlanta.

Falfurrias Border Patrol agents arrest 2 men who sped away from checkpoint

Two people have been charged after speeding away from the Falfurrias Border Patrol checkpoint with an unrestrained 3-year-old child in the back seat during a smuggling attempt.

Reynosa city council member pleads guilty to smuggling 93 pounds of cocaine

A 34-year-old city council member from Reynosa admitted to attempting to smuggle nearly a million dollars worth of cocaine through the Falfurrias Border Patrol checkpoint.

Edinburg man arrested for trying to smuggle 32 people crammed in RV

An Edinburg man who was arrested Tuesday, Aug. 29 for attempting to smuggle nearly three dozen people in an RV through the Falfurrias checkpoint changed his story several times and couldn't remember some details because he was high on methamphetamine, according to a criminal complaint.

Man running from Border Patrol demanded ‘someone with jurisdiction’

Border Patrol agents arrested a combative man on Wednesday after he fled the Falfurrias checkpoint and kept yelling that "he wanted someone with jurisdiction to pull him over" during a pursuit, according to a criminal complaint.