The Front Line
FBI investigates alleged kidnapping of Border Patrol agent by Mexican drug cartel
A Texas police department near the border received a phone call on Friday claiming a U.S. Border Patrol agent was kidnapped by a Mexican drug cartel.
News Reports in Central America Encourage Trek North
McALLEN - Central Americans say news reports in their countries are encouraging them to make the journey north to the United States. A mother and child told CHANNEL 5 NEWS that the message being disseminated in their country is, "go to America with your child, you won't be turned away."
Border Tour
As illegal crossings from Mexico into the U.S through South Texas continue to rise, Commissioner Staples hosted a bipartisan delegation of agriculture leaders from eight states to share a firsthand glimpse into the realities of life along the Texas/Mexico border.
A Grisly Scene for Commuters in El Paso
A Grisly Scene for Commuters in El Paso
A mannequin showed up on I-10 West under a billboard that read "Plata O Plomo" or "Silver or Lead.” This phrase is used by Cartel members, and it means accept a bribe or face assassination. Clearly, this is sending a very loud message that spillover crime is indeed occurring north of the border.
Mexican Drug Cartels Extending Violent Reach
Ruthless criminal organizations behind mass murders, assassinations and kidnappings are setting up shop in the area, right under property owners' noses.
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