Big Bend Sector Border Patrol Agents Stay Busy During the Last Weekend of September
MARFA, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Big Bend Sector had an eventful weekend throughout West Texas with the apprehension of multiple subjects and the seizure of marijuana.
“As a Border Patrol agent, every day presents different tasks and challenges. Thankfully, we have some of the best Border Patrol Agents assigned to Big Bend Sector,” Big Bend Sector Chief Patrol Agent Matthew J. Hudak said. “This past weekend is just another example of how our agents, along with our federal, state, and local partners work diligently to keep our communities safe.”
On September 28, Presidio Border Patrol Agents conducting routine traffic operations seized approximately 275 pounds of marijuana and a vehicle after the driver failed to yield to agents. The driver initially absconded but was arrested a short time later. The Drug Enforcement Administration accepted the case for prosecution.
On September 29, Alpine Agents responded to a group of 24 individuals in Big Bend National Park. The group of 24 individuals was made up of multiple family units, determined to be from Guatemala, and illegally present in the United States. All 24 individuals were transported to the Alpine Border Patrol Station where they were processed according to the applicable immigration laws.
Again on Sunday, Alpine agents, U.S. Park Rangers, and CBP Air and Marine Operations Agents arrested six subjects attempting to conceal themselves in the brush near Persimmon Gap in Big Bend National Park. The subjects were illegally present in the United States, determined to be from Mexico and Brazil. All subjects were processed according to the applicable immigration laws.
Big Bend Sector Border Patrol agents, patrol 517 miles of the southwest border, an area that extends from Sierra Blanca, Texas to Sanderson, Texas.
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