Border Patrol overwhelmed by large groups of migrant families

10 February, 2019, 09:46 | Author: Sheila Harris
  • New strands of concertina welded by U.S. Army engineers to the fence that separates the U.S. and Mexico are shown in downtown Nogales

"This was truly an outstanding interception of hard narcotics that our CBP officers (affected) yesterday at the cargo facility", Port Director David Gonzalez, Hidalgo/Pharr/Anzalduas Port of Entry, said in a written statement.

Nogales Mayor Arturo Garino told FOX10 Phoenix that he heard from other city officials that the driver was attempting to cross south into Mexico at the DeConcini Port.

On Wednesday, Nogales City Council passed a resolution that would sue the federal government if the barbed wire was not removed.

"Placing coiled concertina wire strands on the ground is typically only found in a war, battlefield, or prison setting, and not in an urban setting", the city council's resolution reads.

CBP planned to release additional information Friday.

Winter storm to hit eastern Idaho this weekend
The mountains will see several inches to a foot of snow tonight making travel hard , be prepared for chain controls and delays. Friday's snowstorm brought anywhere from 3-4 inches in some areas to 20-plus inches between Sequim and Port Angeles.

Officials reported the total value of the contraband to be an estimated $14,152.000, according to a media release issued by U.S. Customs and Border Protection and Department of Homeland Security. The U.S. military initially placed concertina wire along the top of the wall in November.

A unanimously approved a resolution in Nogales, Arizona, a town bordering Mexico, calling for the Trump administration to remove the razor wire wall, which nearly covers the border wall that passes through the city's downtown in it's entirety.

Mexican authorities told the Nogales International newspaper that two men were in the truck and the passenger was arrested.

The Nogales Police Department said only outgoing traffic into Mexico was impacted and travelers were advised to use the Mariposa crossing.

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