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Agents Use Advanced Technology to Foil Human Smuggling Attempt

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ENCINO, Texas – On March 6, Falfurrias Border Patrol agents interdicted a human smuggling attempt near Encino, Texas, apprehending five migrants.

Falfurrias agents observed a vehicle make an abrupt U-turn on U.S. Highway 281. Agents attempted to initiate a vehicle stop but the driver failed to yield and drove through a ranch fence before coming to a stop, where the occupants bailed out. With the assistance of a small unmanned aircraft system, agents arrested five migrants after they were determined to be illegally present in the United States. No injuries were reported. 

“Transnational Criminal Organizations operating in south Texas continue to disregard public safety placing human lives in danger only to further their profits. Everyday our Falfurrias Station agents target illicit activity in an effort to keep the community safe,” stated RGV Sector Chief Patrol Agent Gloria I. Chavez.

Border Patrol processed all subjects accordingly.

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  • Last Modified: March 7, 2023