Border Patrol Agents in Clint Stop Smuggling Scheme
CLINT, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol Agents stopped a smuggling attempt by a convicted felon, arrest two illegal aliens and seized more than four grams of cocaine, all in a single smuggling scheme.
Border Patrol Agents assigned to the Clint Border Patrol Station observed two subjects making an illegal entry at noon Wednesday. Shortly thereafter agents observed a vehicle approach the area where the subjects were hiding and pick them up. Border Patrol Agents conducted an immigration stop, questioned the occupants as to their citizenship and subsequently placed them under arrest for having entered the United States illegally. Further interviews and investigation of the driver, later identified as 32-year-old Eduardo Giron Jr., produced several previous arrests and convictions. Giron was also carrying almost five grams of cocaine.
Giron’s criminal history includes arrests for riot participation, possession of marijuana, assault of a public servant, interference with emergency call, assault with a deadly weapon and battery. The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office took custody of the contraband and will be charging the subject with possession of a controlled substance. Giron has also been set for prosecution in federal court for the smuggling scheme. The illegal alien passengers will face immigration charges.
Incidents such as the one previously described are prime examples of how the U.S. Border Patrol plays a major role in making our communities safer and clearly depict the level of cooperation among all Federal, State and Local law enforcement agencies.
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.