CBP Border Agents Interrupted Smuggling Attempts And , Encountered A Large Group Of Migrants From The Rio Grande

CITY OF WASHINGTON (July 21, 2021)— the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has made the following arrest.  

EDINBURG, Texas – Rio Grande Valley Sector (RGV) Border Patrol agents interrupt smuggling attempts throughout the Rio Grande Valley.

Yesterday afternoon, the Brownsville Police Department (BPD) received information regarding a residence in Brownsville, Texas, being used to harbor migrants. RGV agents alongside BPD officers approached the house and discovered 10 migrants hidden within the home. As law enforcement officers entered the home, seven subjects absconded into the neighborhood. Agents searched the immediate area, however the subjects could not be located. The three remaining subjects who did not flee were taken into Border Patrol custody.

Last night, RGV agents working on U.S Highway 281 near Linn, Texas, attempted to conduct a vehicle stop on a black Nissan Titan. The pick-up truck failed to yield to agents and continued northbound. The driver then exited the vehicle while it was still in motion. The vehicle ultimately came to a stop at a property fence three miles south of the Falfurrias Border Patrol Checkpoint. Several subjects absconded from the vehicle and ran into the nearby brush. Agents searched the area and apprehended 11 illegally present migrants. The migrants are citizens of Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador. The driver of the vehicle was not located.

Additionally, five subjects were apprehended in an Edinburg, Texas, residence being used as a human smuggling stash house.

Border Patrol processed all subjects accordingly.

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


EDINBURG, Texas – Rio Grande City Border Patrol Station (RGC) agents encountered 229 migrants in two large groups. 

Last night, RGC agents working in Roma, Texas, encountered a large group of migrants as they walked away from the Rio Grande into the United States. Agents identified 94 of the migrants as family members, 11 as unaccompanied children, and 18 as single adults. The 123 migrants are from the countries of Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Ecuador, and Nicaragua.

This morning, RGC agents working in La Grulla, Texas, observed a large group of migrants walking north from the Rio Grande. The group of 106 migrants was comprised of 56 family members, 10 unaccompanied children, and 40 single adults. Thirty-two of the forty single adults are citizens of Nicaragua.

This is the eighth group of 100 or more migrants encountered by Rio Grande Valley Border Patrol (RGV) agents within the previous five days.

Border Patrol processed the subjects accordingly.

Even with the spread of the COVID-19 virus, human smugglers continue to try these brazen attempts with zero regard for the lives they endanger nor to the health of the citizens of our great nation.  The U.S. Border Patrol agents of the Rio Grande Valley Sector will continue to safeguard the nation and community against these criminal elements.

Source: CBP

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