EDINBURG, Texas – Rio Grande Valley Border Patrol Sector (RGV) agents discover 14 migrants inside a tractor trailer, and a Honduran migrant is rescued after suffering an injury in the brush.
Yesterday evening, a black Peterbilt Tractor hauling a trailer approached the Falfurrias Border Patrol Checkpoint for inspection. During the inspection, a canine alerted to the trailer area of the commercial vehicle and was subsequently referred to the secondary inspection area. Upon opening the doors of the trailer, agents observed boxes of produce stacked nearly to the top. Agents illuminated the rear of the trailer and discovered several migrants laying on top of boxes of onions. A total of 14 migrants from the countries of Mexico, Guatemala, and El Salvador were removed from the trailer. The driver and migrants were escorted inside the checkpoint for processing.
This morning, Rio Grande City Border Patrol Station agents working in Rio Grande City, Texas, assisted with a 911 call relayed by the Rio Grande City Police Department. The distressed subject requested assistance after falling from a cliff and sustaining an injury to his leg. After a brief search, agents were able to locate the subject, a 21-year-old Honduran national, who appeared to have fallen off a 15-foot cliff. Due to the migrant being unable to walk on his own, an agent carried him on his back and walked him out of the brush to a road to meet awaiting EMS.