Edinburg, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents rescued a man abandoned on a dirt road and discovered another deceased individual.

Yesterday afternoon, Rio Grande City agents encountered a Mexican man laying along a dirt road who illegally entered the United States near Roma, Texas. Agents provided medical attention to the distressed man and transported him to a local hospital for further evaluation and treatment.

Hours later, Weslaco agents discovered a deceased individual along a water basin south of Mercedes, Texas. The Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office and the local Justice of the Peace responded to the location and took custody of the decedent.  

The Rio Grande Valley Sector currently has multiple campaigns focused on rescues and danger awareness, such as “Operation Big Rig” and “No Se Arriesgue” to combat smuggling and ultimately save lives. Call 911 to report suspicious activity; “They’re humans, not cargo!”   

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