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Callous Smuggler Abandons Two in a Remote Location in the Rio Grande Valley

Release Date
Mon, 08/10/2020

FALFURRIAS, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents rescued two subjects suffering severe heat-related illness.

Last night, agents actively tracking a group of illegal aliens in Brooks County suspended their search after encountering an unresponsive woman and a severely dehydrated man. A Border Patrol Agent Emergency Medical Technician (BPA/EMT) immediately requested Emergency Medical Services (EMS) while treating both subjects. Due to the remote location of the incident, agents transported both subjects to a nearby location accessible to the EMS ambulance. EMS transported both subjects to a local medical facility for further treatment.

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!”         

Please visit to view additional news releases and other information pertaining to Customs and Border Protection. Follow us on Twitter at @CBPRGV, @USBPChiefRGV and @USBPDepChiefRGV.


Last Modified: Feb 03, 2021