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Border wall announcement catches Starr County elected officials off guard

Just one day after news broke that Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro N. Mayorkas had greenlit the construction of new border wall in Starr County — waiving 26 federal laws in the process — both local and federal officials have been left with questions.

Feds seize 338 pounds of cocaine worth $4.5 million at Hidalgo bridge

An attempt to smuggle around 330 pounds of cocaine, which is worth more than $4 million, from Mexico to the U.S. was thwarted by federal authorities at the Hidalgo-Reynosa International Bridge last weekend.

CBP seizes 68 pounds of cocaine, $13K in cash at Brownsville bridge

The rubber bands gave her away.

Man arrested at the Pharr bridge in massive meth bust

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a man attempting to smuggle over 800 pounds of methamphetamine through the Pharr Port of Entry Wednesday.

Ex-CBP officer from Raymondville gets 12 years for drug trafficking

A former Customs and Border Protection officer was sentenced to over 12 years in federal prison for trafficking drugs.

Brownsville ceremony pays tribute to 9/11 victims, first responders

Federal, state and local law enforcement joined first responders Monday morning at the Veterans International Bridge to remember those who lost their lives in the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

CBP finds 19 guns, 553 rounds of ammo at Brownsville’s Gateway bridge

United States Customs and Border Protection officers discovered 19 weapons and 553 rounds of ammunition in a woman’s vehicle at the Gateway International Bridge on Monday.

Weslaco-based brush guide caught for the 20th time

A self-admitted Mexican brush guide was found to have been apprehended 19 prior times following his 20th apprehension Thursday, according to a criminal complaint.

Mexican man arrested for hauling 120 pounds of cocaine and meth

A Mexican man was arrested Friday at the Hidalgo port of entry after U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers found he was hauling nearly 95 pounds of cocaine and almost 30 pounds of methamphetamine.