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Man crashes into Border Patrol unit near Rio Grande City during smuggling event

A United States man claims he smuggled two people illegally present in the country because his half-sister’s life was threatened by a man from Mexico known as “El Pato,” according to a criminal complaint.

Edinburg’s Victor Godinez joins a notorious list of Valley convicts on Death Row

Earlier this week, a new name was entered into the short list of Death Row inmates from the Rio Grande Valley. Victor Alejandro Godinez, the 29-year-old Edinburg man who was convicted of killing 49-year-old Trooper Moises Sanchez after shooting him in the head on April 6, 2019, was sentenced to death.

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.

Brownsville Border Patrol agents stop drug smuggling attempt near Hope Park

A man is under arrest after he was found hiding in a dumpster following a chase with Border Patrol agents who were trying to arrest him for smuggling more than 118 pounds of marijuana, according to a criminal complaint.

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.

Brownsville shelter dogs find new homes via Border Patrol

Three dogs at the Brownsville animal shelter have found new homes with U.S. Border Patrol agents, an unintended consequence of the REAL Mission job shadowing program with the Brownsville Independent School District.

Man charged with smuggling nearly 500 pounds of marijuana in Brownsville

A man from Mexico was arrested on Wednesday after he rolled his vehicle over and Border Patrol agents discovered he was transporting nearly 500 pounds of marijuana into the United States.

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.

El Salvadorian man convicted trying to strangle Border Patrol agent

A 20-year-old El Salvadorian was convicted by a federal jury Wednesday for assaulting a Border Patrol agent in June.

Border Patrol seizes 259 pounds of marijuana in Halloween bust

A United States citizen was arrested early Halloween morning after Rio Grande City Border Patrol agents found several bundles of marijuana weighing nearly 260 pounds in his vehicle, according to a criminal complaint.