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Michigan man arrested after Border Patrol finds 27 people in tractor-trailer

Border Patrol on Saturday arrested a Michigan man after finding 27 people inside the tractor-trailer he drove to the Falfurrias checkpoint.

Wisconsin man leads Border Patrol on 50-mile chase through South Texas

A Wisconsin man is under arrest after leading multiple law enforcement agencies on a 50-mile chase that reached speeds in excess of 100 mph after he refused a Border Patrol inspection at the Sarita checkpoint.

Former CBP employee who struck migrant gets probation, no jail time

A Brownsville man who struck an immigrant teen while working for Customs and Border Protection will not be facing jail time but was instead sentenced Thursday to home confinement followed by a long probation.

$4 million worth of methamphetamine seized at Pharr bridge

U.S. Customs and Border Protection seized more than $4 million worth of methamphetamine Friday at the Pharr-Reynosa International Bridge.

Feds say men had pot bundles weighing over 200 pounds

Four people remain in federal custody after being arrested and charged with smuggling more than 200 pounds of marijuana into the United States.

CBP seizes nearly $340k worth of fentanyl at Hidalgo bridge

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers seized nearly $340,000 worth of fentanyl at the Hidalgo International Bridge on Wednesday, according to a news release from the federal agency.

McAllen woman admits using kids as cocaine smuggling tactic

A McAllen woman who is accused of smuggling cocaine brought along her children and a male co-defendant in hopes of deterring authorities from searching the vehicle because they appeared to be a family, according to a criminal complaint.

Man claiming to be former CBP officer charged with trafficking cocaine

A man who claimed to be a former law enforcement officer could not explain to federal agents why he would take a box from an unknown man selling fruit at a Home Depot after authorities found nearly 50 pounds of cocaine inside that box.

Border Patrol finds 52 adults, 3 minors hidden in pepper shipment

Border Patrol agents discovered 55 people, including three minors, hidden inside a tractor-trailer hauling pallets of peppers on Thursday.