Border / Cartel Chronicles


206 Drugged Migrants Bound for U.S. Border Found Locked in Trailer in Mexico

Mexico’s National Institute of Migration (INM) officers rescued 206 Central American migrants trapped in a sealed semi-tractor trailer. The Guatemalan and Honduran migrants, including women and children, told authorities cartel smugglers drugged them to inhibit the urge to use a bathroom during the trip. The migrants were encountered in the Mexican state of Veracruz on Saturday evening.

National Institute of Migration officers find 206 migrants, including small children, drugged and locked in tractor trailer in Veracruz, Mexico. (National Institute of Migration/Government of Mexico)

Texas Investigates Allegations of ‘Inhumane’ Border Policies Made by State Trooper

Texas Department of Public Safety Office of Inspector General investigators are looking into allegations of “inhumane” border security policies made by a DPS trooper deployed to the border region. A DPS trooper alleged he was ordered to “push people (migrants) back into the water to go to Mexico.” He also expressed concern over an order to “not give people water.”

Texas Highway Patrol trooper appears to instruct migrants to return to Mexico. (Randy Clark/Breitbart Texas)

26 Migrants Found Dead in One Texas County this Year

Texas sheriff’s deputies in a county located 80 miles north of the border with Mexico recovered the bodies or remains of at least 26 migrants so far this year. The migrants mostly died while crossing through ranches to circumvent a

Border Patrol Agents and Brooks County Sheriff's Office Deputies recover the body of an illegal immigrant in Brooks County. (File Photo: Bob Price/Breitbart Texas)

VIDEO: Shoppers Panic During Mall Shootout in Mexico

A shootout inside a shopping mall in western Mexico caused widespread panic as shoppers sought cover or tried to run away. The shootout comes as state and federal authorities fail to address widespread cartel violence in the state of Michoacan and suspicions cloud its governor who is related to various cartel leaders.

Michoacan shooting

WATCH: Texas Deploys Multi-Layer Border Strategy to Deter, Turnback Migrants at Border

Under Operation Lone Star, the Texas Department of Public Safety and National Guard Units deployed a multi-layer strategy to deter and turn back migrants attempting to cross the border from Mexico. That strategy includes the construction of physical barriers like border walls, fencing., razor wire, and rail containers, in addition to deploying tactical response units and marine operators.

Texas deploys a multi-layer border security strategy to deter and turn back border crossers. (Photos: State of Texas)

EXCLUSIVE: Border Agents Required to Move Migrants Through Texas Barriers Along Rio Grande

Recent videos and photographs circulated on social media and by news outlets show Border Patrol agents opening Texas Border fence gates to take custody of migrants making landfall into the United States. One video revealed a Border Patrol agent physically cutting concertina wire installed by the state to accept the surrender of a group of migrants. A CBP source says the actions are required by law and recently enhanced by policy enacted after the 2021 Haitian Border Crisis in Del Rio.

74 Central American migrants in Eagle Pass. (Law Enforcement Photo)

Migrant Groups Continue Crossing Texas Border Despite Intense Heat

Several groups of migrants crossed the Rio Grande, immediately surrendering to authorities. The largest of the groups, nearly 50 in total, surrendered to Texas Department of Public Safety troopers around midday on Sunday as Breitbart Texas looked on. Temperatures at the time hovered at 100 degrees Fahrenheit.

Texas DPS troopers detain a group of migrants near Eagle Pass, Texas. (Randy Clark/Breitbart Texas)

Colorado Cops Bust Alleged Fentanyl Ring with Ties to Mexican Cartel

The Jefferson County, Colorado, Sheriff’s Office (JCSO) West Metro Drug Task Force arrested ten alleged drug ring members suspected of distributing fentanyl-laced counterfeit oxycodone pills, methamphetamine, heroin, and other drugs in and around the Denver metro area. Investigators say the group purchased the narcotics directly from a Mexican drug cartel. As of Thursday, the street value of the narcotics seized by investigators totaled more than $5 million.

Jefferson County, Colorado, West Metro Drug Taskforce

Exclusive Photos: Demonstrators Protest Texas Border Buoy Project

A group of open border advocates staged a protest on Friday near one of the busiest border crossing areas along the Rio Grande. About two dozen protesters chanted and unfurled signs critical of Abbott’s latest border buoy project on the day materials for the barrier project arrived in Eagle Pass, Texas.  One group member carried a large sign that read, “Hey Governor, shove those Buoys up your AbButt.”

Protesters gather along the Rio Grande in Eagle Pass, Texas, to demonstrate against Abbott's floating border barrier. (Randy Clark/Breitbart Texas)

WATCH: CBP Aircrew Rescues Two U.S. Hikers from Mountain near Border in Arizona

A CBP Air and Marine Operations helicopter aircrew teamed up with Border Patrol agents to rescue two U.S. citizens who became overwhelmed by the heat on an Arizona desert mountain. After initial life-saving treatment by Border Patrol agents, the aircrew hoisted the couple from the mountain and transported them to a hospital for additional evaluation and treatment.

Border Patrol agents rescue a Mexican migrant who broke his leg in a remote area of the Arizona desert. (File Photo: U.S. Border Patrol/Tucson Sector)

Gunmen Hang Dismembered Body from Overpass in Central Mexico

A group of suspected cartel gunmen left a dismembered body hanging from a pedestrian overpass in central Mexico as criminal organizations announce a new fight over the street-level drug market. During the day, authorities found three more similar crime scenes where gunmen left body parts next to threats.

Mexico Bodyparts

13 Dead Migrants Found in One Week by Border Patrol Agents

Border Patrol agents recovered 13 deceased migrants in one week along what the United Nations has declared the deadliest land border in the world. The recoveries made by the agency were accompanied by 226 rescues of migrants suffering heat-related injuries from June 25 to July 1, according to Jason Owens, the recently named the 26th Chief of the United States Border Patrol.

Border Patrol agents recover the body of a deceased migrant. (File Photo: Bob Price/Breitbart Texas)

Migrant Smugglers Busted in Arizona near Border

Border Patrol agents in the Yuma and Tucson Sectors continue to arrest suspected human smugglers with migrants packed into vehicles. In one case, the driver appeared to be under the influence of drugs and alcohol, officials stated.

Yuma and Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents arrest migrants and alleged human smugglers in Arizona. (U.S. Border Patrol)

Watch: Texas Police Marine Unit Arrests Suspected Migrant Smuggler in Rio Grande

Texas Highway Patrol troopers are using innovative techniques to reduce the migrant flow at one of the busiest border crossing spots in the nation. In addition to plans to construct a floating border barrier in the area, the agency is using drones and its Tactical Marine Unit (TMU) to arrest migrant smugglers in mid-river in the Rio Grande. On Tuesday, the unit surprised one suspected smuggler who was caught unaware of the airboat’s swift approach.

A Texas DPS Tactical Marine Unit arrests an alleged human smuggler in the Rio Grande near Eagle Pass, Texas. (Texas Department of Public Safety)

New Paramilitary Group Surfaces in Southern Mexico as Cartel Violence Spreads

A new paramilitary group surfaced in southern Mexico, claiming to have taken up arms to defend against a cartel-connected paramilitary group. The rise of paramilitary groups comes at a time when Mexico’s government has been unable to contain the rapid spread of cartel violence plaguing the country. Criminal organizations openly challenge and force police and military forces into submission.

Mexican paramilitary group in Chiapas. (AP FILE PHOTO)