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Agents conduct cold weather rescue

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Big Bend Sector
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Landon R. Hutchens, Big Bend Sector Public Affairs, 202-407-4241 Landon.R.Hutchens@cbp.dhs.gov

SIERRA BLANCA, Texas –- Big Bend Border Patrol Sector agents rescued 25 undocumented migrants from a failed smuggling event on Wednesday.

On the morning of Jan. 5, Border Patrol agents assigned to Sierra Blanca Station rescued the migrants from a failed smuggling event when they were found in a locked trailer with no means to escape and no heat.

Agents noticed that some undocumented migrants were crying and distraught upon entering the vehicle, with some shivering from the cold temperature outside.

“There have been significant rescues as of late by our agents where individuals were left in hazardous conditions and required immediate medical attention,” said Big Bend Sector Chief Patrol Agent Sean L. McGoffin. “Transnational criminal organizations have no concern for humanity, they continually place lives in danger.”

 Big Bend Sector partners with many local and state law enforcement entities to keep our border communities safe. If you see something suspicious, report it by contacting our 24/7 hotline at 1-866-581-7549. Together, we can continue to uphold national security and combat illicit activity.

  • Last Modified: January 6, 2022