Lorenzo Zazueta-Castro

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Lorenzo Zazueta-Castro covers immigration and federal courts for The Monitor. He can be reached at lzazueta@themonitor.com or (956) 683-4452.

Man who hid meth stuffed in tires gets 14 years

McALLEN — A Mexican man who was headed to Dallas and found with more than 60 kilograms of methamphetamine was sentenced to 14 years...

DHS acting secretary addresses humanitarian efforts for asylum-seekers

HIDALGO — Amid changes in leadership at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the newly selected acting secretary made the rounds in the Rio...

Pharr man gets 2 years in gun trafficking case

McALLEN — A man allegedly paid to purchase rifles and other firearms that were destined for Mexico learned his punishment during a sentencing hearing...

Houston man pleads not guilty in drug conspiracy case

McALLEN — A Houston man joins a long list of defendants in a drug conspiracy after he pleaded not guilty to a myriad of...

Pharr woman denied bond in drug trafficking case

McALLEN — A federal magistrate judge denied bond for a woman accused of transporting a large quantity of meth and heroin, court records show. Alexandra...

Couple gets probation in case of rifle straw purchase

McALLEN — A Mission couple received probation in connection with a federal straw purchase case, court records show. U.S. District Judge Ricardo H. Hinojosa handed...

Houston man with meth-filled milk cartons faces sentencing

McALLEN — A Houston man is set to be sentenced in June after he pleaded guilty to a federal drug distribution charge, court records...

Houston man with meth-filled milk cartons faces sentencing

McALLEN — A Houston man is set to be sentenced in June after he pleaded guilty to a federal drug distribution charge, court records...

CBP: SW border Apprehensions of families and unaccompanied minors top 62k in March

Amid shake ups in leadership at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced the apprehension numbers for March were...

Cuellar: Border wall construction in Starr cut from 8 to 4 miles

U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar, D-Laredo, announced Wednesday that the U.S. Army Corps. of Engineers would only be constructing four of the eight miles originally...