Sunday, August 9, 2020

MixedTimes - Bob Price

'Most Sophisticated' Cartel Smuggling Tunnel Found Under Arizona Border

'Most Sophisticated' Cartel Smuggling Tunnel Found Under Arizona Border

Federal officials called a cartel-connected smuggling tunnel under the Arizona-Mexico border "the most sophisticated tunnel in U.S. history." The 1,300-foot structure stretched from a neighborhood in San Luis, Mexico, to its destination in San Luis, Arizona.

WATCH: Drowning Migrant Rescued from Texas Border Canal Current

WATCH: Drowning Migrant Rescued from Texas Border Canal Current

El Paso Sector Border Patrol agents rescued a drowning migrant from the swiftly moving waters in the American Canal along the Texas-Mexico border. Agents found the man clinging to a ladder as the current attempted to sweep him away.

34 Migrants Found Packed in Two Vehicles in Arizona near Border

34 Migrants Found Packed in Two Vehicles in Arizona near Border

Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents found 34 migrants packed into the vehicles of two alleged human smugglers during separate traffic stops near the border. Despite the threat of the coronavirus, the migrants appear to be stacked like cordwood in the two vehicles.

Austin City Councilman Calls for Expedited Demolition of Police HQ

Austin City Councilman Calls for Expedited Demolition of Police HQ

Austin City Councilman Jimmy Flannigan proposed the expedited demolition of the city's police department headquarters. His idea came in a two-part plan to reconstruct/deconstruct the entity in the wake of recent protests and vandalism in the capital city of Texas.

Vandals Attack ICE Field Office Building in Georgia Capital

Vandals Attack ICE Field Office Building in Georgia Capital

Vandals in Atlanta, Georgia, attached the federal building that is home to the city’s field office of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). It appears the vandals broke out windows and sprayed graffiti on the building.

Three Human Smugglers Sentenced for Texas Stash House Operation

Three Human Smugglers Sentenced for Texas Stash House Operation

A federal judge in the Southern District of Texas handed down prison sentences to three men involved in human smuggling and stash house operations. The trio smuggled more than 1,000 people in less than a year into Texas under extremely dangerous conditions.

Migrant Train Jumpers Arrested in Texas 50 Miles from Border

Migrant Train Jumpers Arrested in Texas 50 Miles from Border

Laredo Sector Border Patrol agents arrested two groups of migrants during train inspections in Texas approximately 50 miles from the Mexican border. The two incidents occurred within hours of each other near Cotulla.

Three Criminal Aliens Arrested in Texas After Crossing Border

Three Criminal Aliens Arrested in Texas After Crossing Border

Border Patrol agents working opposite ends of the Texas border arrested three previously deported criminal aliens after they illegally crossed into Texas. Agents identified one of the illegal aliens as a four-time deported Mexican national convicted of voluntary manslaughter, the second as a sex offender, and the third as a MS-13 gang member with a criminal history.

Five Rescue Ops Save 17 Migrants near California Border

Five Rescue Ops Save 17 Migrants near California Border

El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents carried out five separate rescues of migrants in distress in desert and wilderness areas near the Mexican border. The rescues led to the saving of two small children and 15 adults.

614 Pounds of Meth Seized in Onion Shipment at Border

614 Pounds of Meth Seized in Onion Shipment at Border

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers seized a load of 614 pounds of methamphetamine hidden in a load of green onions from Mexico. Officials estimated the drug shipment to be worth approximately $1.4 million.

'They Are Criminals, Not Demonstrators,' CBP Commissioner Says About Portland Riots

'They Are Criminals, Not Demonstrators,' CBP Commissioner Says About Portland Riots

U.S. Customs and Border Protection Acting Commissioner Mark Morgan told Breitbart Texas that oft-called demonstrators in Portland, Oregon, are "criminals--not demonstrators." His comments come after weeks of actions by Border Patrol agents assisting federal law enforcement in the protection of government buildings in Portland.

35 Migrants Found in Tractor-Trailer at South Texas Checkpoint

35 Migrants Found in Tractor-Trailer at South Texas Checkpoint

Laredo Sector Border Patrol agents disrupted a human smuggling attempt at an interior immigration checkpoint in South Texas on July 13. The interdiction led to the arrest of 35 migrants who were locked in a dangerously hot trailer.

Border Patrol Busts Snag 5 Smugglers, 24 Migrants

Border Patrol Busts Snag 5 Smugglers, 24 Migrants

Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents interdicted multiple human smuggling attempts leading to the arrest of five alleged human smugglers and 24 migrants. The arrests occurred between July 9-12 in southwestern Arizona and southeastern California.

Human Smuggling Stash House Busted in Texas near Border

Human Smuggling Stash House Busted in Texas near Border

Despite the dangers from the spread of COVID-19, Mexican cartel-connected human smugglers continue to warehouse their "cargo" in stash houses in communities along the Texas border with Mexico.

Five Migrants Rescued from Dehydration Along Texas Border

Five Migrants Rescued from Dehydration Along Texas Border

Border Patrol agents in South Texas carried out multiple rescues of migrants as summertime temperatures approached the century mark. Agents rescued at least four who became distressed or dehydrated after illegally crossing the border from Mexico and one who suffered a snake bite while attempting to sneak around an interior immigration checkpoint.

Multi-Deported Sex Offender Caught Crossing Border into Texas

Multi-Deported Sex Offender Caught Crossing Border into Texas

Laredo Sector Border Patrol agents busted a multi-time deported criminal alien sex offender after he illegally re-entered the United States near Laredo, Texas. The Mexican national has a criminal history that includes a felony conviction for sexual abuse and multiple deportations.

Maritime Human Smuggling Bust near California Yields 15 Arrests

Maritime Human Smuggling Bust near California Yields 15 Arrests

San Diego Sector Border Patrol agents disrupted a maritime human smuggling event over the past weekend leading to the arrest of 15 people. An extensive investigation led to the arrest of the migrants and their smugglers who initially managed to avoid apprehension after beaching a boat on the coast north of San Diego, California.

Former LULAC District Director Charged for Voting Twice in 2020 Texas Primary

Former LULAC District Director Charged for Voting Twice in 2020 Texas Primary

A LULAC "paid member" in Big Spring, Texas, faces a charge of illegal voting after she reportedly voted twice in the 2020 primary. The woman, who previously served as the district director of the local LULAC chapter, allegedly voted in person during early voting and again on primary election day.

Texas Prepares for Rioters: ‘Don’t Mess with The Alamo’

Texas Prepares for Rioters: ‘Don’t Mess with The Alamo’

Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush warned rioters who might be planning to target the Alamo in a tweet saying, "Don't mess with the Alamo." The Texas General Land Office is responsible for the care and safety of the Texas shrine.

Texas Town Issues Stay-at-Home Order After Coronavirus Spike

Texas Town Issues Stay-at-Home Order After Coronavirus Spike

The City of Tahoka, Texas, issued a stay-at-home order Thursday following a spike in COVID-19 cases in recent days. The order calls for all residents to stay home except for travel for "essential activities" or to obtain "essential goods and services.

Two Migrants Rescued, One Died from Heat in Texas near Border

Two Migrants Rescued, One Died from Heat in Texas near Border

Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol agents rescued two migrants who became lost on a Texas ranch 80 miles from the border with Mexico. In a separate incident, agents found the remains of a deceased migrant while patrolling the Rio Grande on foot.

Texas Governor Activates National Guard to Stop Protest Violence, Looting

Texas Governor Activates National Guard to Stop Protest Violence, Looting

Texas Governor Greg Abbott ordered the activation of the state's National Guards Saturday night in response to the protest violence across the state. The move comes after the governor deployed 1,500 Department of Public Safety troopers to the state's largest cities earlier in the day.

Two Migrants Saved from Drowning in California Border Canal

Two Migrants Saved from Drowning in California Border Canal

El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents rescued two migrants from almost drowning in California border canals near Calexico late last week. The migrants were attempting to illegally enter the United States when they got in trouble with the swift-moving water.

WATCH: Two Men Cross Border into Arizona, Start Fires, Return to Mexico

WATCH: Two Men Cross Border into Arizona, Start Fires, Return to Mexico

Border security cameras captured the events as two men crossed the border from Mexico into Arizona and set two fires before fleeing back across the border. The men set the fires in the Cocopah Tribal Land in an area where only a vehicle barrier secures the border.

Stolen Firearms Recovered by Border Patrol in Texas

Stolen Firearms Recovered by Border Patrol in Texas

Laredo Sector Border Patrol agents seized two stolen firearms in as many incidents near the U.S.-Mexico Border in South Texas. The two incidents led to the recovery of a stolen rifle and pistol in two consecutive days.

Fake News About COVID-19 in Texas Goes Viral

Fake News About COVID-19 in Texas Goes Viral

A story by ABC News regarding Texas' number of cases and deaths related to the coronavirus since the state's reopening on May 1 is going viral. The article presents misleading numbers that don't appear to take increased testing and deaths related to pre-reopening contracted cases into account.

Texas Boy Found Tied Up in Grandmother's Shed, Say Police

Texas Boy Found Tied Up in Grandmother's Shed, Say Police

Dallas police officers arrested a 53-year-old grandmother and her boyfriend after they allegedly tied up a six-year-old boy in a shed behind their house. His hands were reportedly tied behind his back.

Illegal Immigrant Charged with Shooting at Texas Police Helicopters

Illegal Immigrant Charged with Shooting at Texas Police Helicopters

HOUSTON, Texas -- Houston Police Department investigators arrested an illegal immigrant on charges that he allegedly fired a handgun at police helicopters. The incident occurred as the man allegedly fired on police aircraft responding to the crash of a Houston Police Department helicopter that killed one officer and critically injured the pilot.

April Border Patrol Apprehensions Drop 84 Percent from Last Year

April Border Patrol Apprehensions Drop 84 Percent from Last Year

The apprehension of migrants along the southwestern border with Mexico during the month of April fell 84 percent from the same month in 2019. Agents apprehended a total of 15,862 migrants after they illegally crossed the border.

Texas Supreme Court Orders Release of Jailed Hair Salon Owner

Texas Supreme Court Orders Release of Jailed Hair Salon Owner

The Supreme Court of Texas ordered the release of Salon Á la Mode owner Shelley Luther Thursday morning. A Texas district court judge ordered her jailed for seven days earlier this week after declaring her to be in contempt of court regarding a Dallas County stay at home order that closed non-essential businesses.

Armed Meth Smugglers Busted at Arizona Interior Checkpoint

Armed Meth Smugglers Busted at Arizona Interior Checkpoint

Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents arrested three people and seized two firearms in connection with an attempted methamphetamine smuggling operation. The incident occurred at an interior immigration checkpoint in southwest Arizona.

Guns, Cash Seized at Outbound Texas Border Crossing

Guns, Cash Seized at Outbound Texas Border Crossing

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers seized a cache of firearms, ammunition, and undeclared cash as smugglers attempted to move them across the border into Mexico. The seizures took place in four separate incidents.

15 Miles of Additional Border Wall Completed in California

15 Miles of Additional Border Wall Completed in California

Contractors completed 15 miles of a new border wall system in the El Centro Sector of Southern California, Border Patrol Chief Rodney Scott announced. Border Patrol agents who work in the sector told Breitbart Texas previously completed sectors reduced crime in the area and made it safer to patrol.

Honduran Charged with Assaulting Border Patrol Agents in South Texas

Honduran Charged with Assaulting Border Patrol Agents in South Texas

A Honduran illegal immigrant is charged in federal court for allegedly assaulting Border Patrol agents after he crossed near Brownsville, Texas, on April 22. The man fought multiple Border Patrol agents as the attempted to arrest him for illegally crossing the border from Mexico.