Brackettville Border Patrol Agents Apprehend 15
Honduran Man Found Armed with Handgun
Brackettville, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Brackettville Station apprehended a group of 15 individuals, discovering a handgun in one of the illegal aliens’ backpacks, Nov. 1.
“Illegal aliens possessing a weapon pose great risks to our agents and our communities,”said Del Rio Sector Chief Patrol Agent Raul L. Ortiz. “We have seen how dangerous encounters with armed individuals can be for agents. Thankfully, this incident did not become violent.”
Agents encountered a group composed of six Honduran male adults, four Honduran female adults, four Honduran juveniles, and one female Mexican adult - all illegally present in the U.S., near Brackettville. While searching the area, agents discovered a backpack, containing a .22-caliber revolver. The backpack was determined to belong to a 46-year-old male Honduran national.
During processing, at the Brackettville Station, record checks revealed that the subject had two previous deportations in 2006 and 2007. He faces a charge of 18 USC § 922 (g)(5) - Illegal Alien in Possession of a Firearm.
The Del Rio Border Patrol Sector is part of the Joint Task Force-West South Texas Corridor, which leverages federal, state and local resources to combat transnational criminal organizations. To report suspicious activity call the Del Rio Sector’s toll free number at 1-866-511-8727.
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.