Weslaco, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Weslaco station apprehended a group of 59 illegal aliens near Hidalgo, Texas.

Early this morning, agents patrolling along the Rio Grande encountered a large group of illegal aliens consisting of several family units (51 total subjects) and eight unaccompanied children. The group is comprised of men, women and children from the countries of Guatemala and Honduras.

The Border Patrol is processing the subjects accordingly.

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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