Tag Archives: Rio Grande

Texas Boats Combat Drug Cartels on the Rio

Texas Marine Unit Uses Yellowfin-built Shallow Water Vessels for Border Patrol missions. Menaced by Mexican drug cartels, the Texas Department of Public Safety operates a fleet of six shallow-water vessels it commissioned in late 2011 and 2012 to patrol its borders. The agency purchased the boats from Bradenton, Florida-based manufacturer Yellowfin Yachts as threats along […]

Coast Guard getting help on Rio Grande – Houston Chronicle

11 Dec 2012 -WASHINGTON – Although the U.S. Coast Guard says its presence on the Rio Grande is sufficient, other federal and state law enforcement agencies have stepped up boat patrols on the river due to growing concerns about narcotics and immigrant smuggling. Coast Guard getting help on Rio Grande – Houston Chronicle.