Edinburg, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents in the Rio Grande Valley discovered human remains and rescued another.

Yesterday, agents on horseback discovered the remains of a subject near Sullivan City, Texas. The Sullivan City Police Department and the local Justice of the Peace responded to the discovery and had the decedent transported to the morgue.

Later in the day, the McAllen Border Patrol Station received information of a distressed man who called 911 after smugglers abandoned him. Agents and an Air and Marine Operations air asset responded to the origin of the call and located the man in critical condition near Havana, Texas. Agents provided the man medical attention and requested an ambulance to transport him to a hospital.

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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