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Border Patrol Encounters Another Fraud Case

Release Date: 
August 1, 2018

MCALLEN, Texas – Yesterday, agents assigned to the Centralized Processing Center discovered an adult man and woman using a fraudulent birth certificate in an attempt to pass as father and child.

Call 911 to report suspicious activity; “They’re humans, not cargo!”
Call 911 to report suspicious activity;
“They’re humans, not cargo!”

The man, a Honduran national, claimed he was the father of a 17-year-old female accompanying him. During an interview, the woman admitted to agents that the man was not her father and that the document in question was fraudulent. Subsequently, she provided her real name and date of birth. She is 18 years old and claims to be a friend of the male subject.

Both subjects will be processed accordingly.

The Rio Grande Valley Sector currently has multiple campaigns focused on rescues and danger awareness, such as “Operation Big Rig” and “No Se Arriesgue” to combat smuggling and ultimately save lives. Call 911 to report suspicious activity; “They’re humans, not cargo!”

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Last modified: 
August 2, 2018