The weekend activity reflects the operational tempo of the Rio Grande Valley Sector.
Agents encountered 23 alien smuggling cases that yielded 64 illegal alien apprehensions and the arrest of 24 principals.
Six narcotic smuggling cases resulted in the seizure of 438 pounds of marijuana.
July 20, 2018
Harlingen agents arrested a Honduran national near McAllen, Texas whose record checks revealed two previous arrests for Statutory Rape/Sex Offense and Indecent Liberties with Child.
Falfurrias agents apprehended a Honduran national who requested medical attention. Agents transported the man to a local hospital where he was admitted for a heat related injury.
Agents assigned to the Weslaco station apprehended a Salvadoran national near Hidalgo, Texas. The man’s record revealed he is a member of the MS-13 gang.
RGV agents identified a suspected stash house near Edcouch, Texas and found six illegal aliens from the countries of Mexico and Guatemala.
Falfurrias agents arrested a driver attempting to smuggle a man through the checkpoint in the trunk of his car.
Agents at the Falfurrias checkpoint arrested a United States citizen male attempting to smuggle eight illegal aliens through the checkpoint.
July 21, 2018
Rio Grande City agents apprehended a Salvadoran national near Rio Grande City, Texas. The man’s record revealed that he is a member of the MS-13 gang.
McAllen agents arrested a Salvadoran national traveling with his minor daughter. His record checks revealed that he is a member of the MS-13 Gang.
Brownsville agents transported a Mexican national to a local hospital. The woman required medical attention due to heat related symptoms.
The Rio Grande City Border Patrol station received a call from the La Grulla Police Department requesting assistance with a female subject. The Mexican national experienced labor pains and was transported to a local hospital.
McAllen agents observed a vehicle traveling north from the Rio Grande at a high rate of speed. As agents responded, the vehicle failed to yield and turned back towards the river where two individuals were observed swimming back to Mexico.
July 22, 2018
Agents at the Sarita Checkpoint arrested a United States citizen woman attempting to smuggle an illegal alien.
A group of approximately ten individuals assaulted an agent assigned to the Weslaco station near the Progreso Port of Entry.
Falfurrias agents encountered a Mexican national who immediately requested medical attention. He was transported to a local hospital where he was admitted for a heat related injury.
At the Sarita Checkpoint, agents arrested a United States citizen man attempting to smuggle two illegal aliens.
McAllen agents attempted to perform a vehicle stop and the vehicle failed to yield. With the assistance of the Peñitas Police Department and the Texas Department of Public Safety, the male driver was apprehended.
BORSTAR agents observed a group of suspected illegal aliens loading into a vehicle near La Gloria, Texas. They attempted to stop the vehicle and the vehicle failed to yield. Agents arrested three illegal aliens after the driver and occupants bailed out of the vehicle.
Kingsville agents rescued three men in response to two 911 calls.
McAllen agents performed a vehicle stop and apprehended an illegal alien juvenile attempting to smuggle five illegal aliens inside his vehicle.
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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