RGV Law Enforcement Collaboration leads to 45 Apprehensions

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Stock photo: Migrants detained by U.S. Border Patrol.

EDINBURG, Texas – Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol (RGV) agents arrested 45 migrants at three locations with the assistance of local partners. 

On Oct. 28, RGV agents received information that a residence in Mission was harboring smuggled migrants.  Agents responded to the location with Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office and encountered 13 migrants illegally present in the United States.  The migrants were identified as nationals of Central America and Mexico.

 

On Oct. 27, RGV agents received information that a residence in McAllen was harboring smuggled migrants.  Agents responded to the location with Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office and encountered 26 migrants illegally present in the United States.  The migrants were identified as nationals of Central America and Mexico. 

Also on Oct. 27, Brownsville Border Patrol Station agents observed suspicious activity and attempted to conduct a vehicle stop on a black Jeep in Brownsville. The vehicle failed to yield and led the agent on a vehicle pursuit. The driver stopped momentarily and six subjects fled from the jeep and were apprehended. The Jeep was located abandoned nearby shortly after. The migrants were identified as nationals of Central America and Mexico. The driver was not located. 

Additionally, Falfurrias Border Patrol Station agents made 103 arrests from two failed migrant smuggling events at the Falfurrias Checkpoint. 

All subjects were processed accordingly. 

The public is encouraged to take a stand against crime in their communities and report suspicious activity at 800-863-9382. 

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U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation’s borders at and between official ports of entry. CBP is charged with securing the borders of the United States while enforcing hundreds of laws and facilitating lawful trade and travel.