South Texas Crime/Court News

Border Patrol Seized More Than $12 Million of Marijuana in the RGV Sector

EDINBURG–The Border Patrol announced it has seized nearly eight tons of marijuana worth  nearly $12.5 million worth of marijuana during the past week in the Rio Grande Valley sector.

More than 1,300 pounds were found during a bailout near La Casita. Agents saw people loading a truck on Tuesday evening. Once it was loaded, it was driven at a high rate of speed north from the Rio Grande. Agents use a tire deflation device and disabled the vehicle and the driver jumped out.

On Wednesday, Agents tried to pull over a driver in a blazer near Sullivan City after he was speeding.

When that happened, the driver swerved to the side of the road and bailed out. Inside the Blazer, agents discovered nearly 550 pounds of marijuana.

In Corpus Christi, two men riding bikes robbed a pizza delivery man on the 10500 block of Hemlock.

The Papa John’s worker said one man knocked him down and took his money, while the other threatened him with the bat. The two then rode off in their bikes. A search of the area didn’t turn up the suspects.

Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry Killed While on Patrol in Southern Arizona

TUCSON–A Border Patrol agent was killed in a gun battle with heavily armed suspects in Southern Arizona and authorities said they have arrested four people. 

Agent Brian Terry, 40, and three other agents confronted five bandits who were targeting illegal immigrants north of Nogales near Rio Rico.

Authorities arrested four people, including one who was wounded in the exchange of the gunfire. A fifth person remains at large and they are searching the rugged mountains of Southern Arizona for him.

The last Border Patrol agent killed was Robert Rosas who was shot to death last year near Campo in Southern California. His killer was found and sentenced to 40 years in prison.

–Manuel De La Rosa, South Texas Tribune,

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