Rio Grande Valley Sector efforts make the area less desirable for Transnational Criminal Organizations to operate

EDINBURG, Texas – The weekend activity reflects the operational tempo of the Rio Grande Valley Sector.

Friday, July 13, 2018

Kingsville agents seized 582 pounds of Marijuana, 2.56 pounds of methamphetamine, 18.52 pounds of cocaine and 2.91 pounds of heroin.

Weslaco agents apprehended a Mexican national whose records showed a previous conviction for First Degree Sex Offense – Child and sentenced to 633 days confinement.

Weslaco agents arrested a United States Citizen, after a failure to yield incident near Donna, Texas.

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Weslaco agents apprehended a Salvadoran national whose record checks confirmed his affiliation to the Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) gang.

Sunday, July 15, 2018

BORSTAR agents discovered a deceased man after responding to an emergency call in Rio Grande City.

Fort Brown agents seized an abandoned vehicle as a result of a failure to yield.

Weslaco agents apprehended a Mexican national after several subjects fled from a vehicle during a traffic stop.

Fort Brown agents seized seven bundles of narcotics after a failure to yield event.

The Rio Grande Valley Sector currently has multiple campaigns focused on rescues and danger awareness, such as “Operation Big Rig” and “No Se Arriesgue” to combat smuggling and ultimately save lives. Call 911 to report suspicious activity; “They’re humans, not cargo!”

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