Border Patrol Agents Apprehend Several Train Jumpers
LAREDO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Cotulla Station apprehended several individuals north of Cotulla, Texas attempting to illegally continue their journey into the United States via train jumping.
The incident occurred during the late evening, when agents observed several individuals aboard a northbound freight train near Cotulla, Texas. The agents contacted the rail service company and requested the train be stopped at the nearest siding for inspection. Agents apprehended 14 individuals who are illegally in the United States and from the countries of Guatemala, Honduras, and Mexico.
This dangerous method of illegal entry into the United States by illegal immigrants is strongly discouraged as it often results in serious injury or death especially during this time of dangerous weather conditions. The Laredo Sector Border Patrol continues to warn against the dangers of crossing illegally into the United States through dangerous and hazardous means.
Despite the ongoing global pandemic, U.S. Border Patrol agents of the Laredo Sector continue to stand at the ready to secure the nation’s borders, prevent the flow of illegal immigration, the exploitation by human smugglers, and the spread of COVID-19.
To report suspicious activity such as alien and/or drug smuggling, download the “USBP Laredo Sector” App or contact the Laredo Sector Border Patrol toll free at 1-800-343-1994. If you see something, please say something. You can also follow us on our social media platforms on Twitter and Instagram @usbpchieflrt and @usbpdepchieflrt and on Facebook at US Border Patrol Laredo Sector.
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.