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San Juan woman sentenced for trying to smuggle 39 guns into Mexico

A 33-year-old San Juan woman has been sentenced to nearly four years in prison for trying to smuggle 39 guns and 38 ammunition magazines into Mexico.

Valley cities, aid groups get more migrant funding

Several Rio Grande Valley cities and humanitarian aid groups will soon receive millions in additional federal funding to help pay for providing humanitarian services to undocumented migrants.

Border Patrol program in Brownsville seeks to redirect at-risk youth

BROWNSVILLE — Brianna Garcia sat nervously at first and then seemed relaxed with the idea that her life was beginning to change and move in a direction of success.

CBP seizes $387,000 at Hidalgo Port of Entry

There was no fooling U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers on April Fool’s Day at the Hidalgo Port of Entry.

Feds arrest two in Brownsville for possession of over 19 pounds of fentanyl

Two people were arrested on Sunday at the B&M International Bridge in Brownsville after authorities found 18 packages and four bricks of fentanyl hidden inside the gas tank of the vehicle they were occupying, according to a criminal complaint.

CBP finds 6 spider monkeys in purse, backpack at Brownsville bridge

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers on Wednesday arrested a 26-year-old woman at the Veterans International Bridge in Brownsville who had six spider monkeys hidden inside her purse and a backpack, according to a criminal complaint and a news release.

101 pounds of meth seized at Hidalgo International Bridge

A man from the United States was arrested on Wednesday after U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Hidalgo International Bridge discovered over 100 pounds of methamphetamine inside his vehicle as he attempted to enter the country.

Brownsville shooting suspect nabbed at the border bridge

A Brownsville man was arrested Monday after his mother found his friend bleeding from the head in her backyard due to a gunshot wound, according to a news release from the Brownsville Police Department.

CBP finds nearly 122 pounds of cocaine in concrete blocks at Pharr bridge

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Pharr International Bridge cargo facility intercepted $930,000 worth of alleged cocaine last Friday.

Truck driver arrested at Falfurrias checkpoint for attempting to smuggle 19 people

A truck driver was arrested Thursday after Border Patrol agents at the Falfurrias checkpoint discovered 19 people illegally present in the United States inside the sleeper area of his tractor-trailer truck, according to a criminal complaint.