COMSTOCK, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Comstock Station, with the assistance of CBP Office of Air and Marine agents, apprehend a group of 73 subjects entering the U.S. illegally on a ranch near Comstock on May 7.
At approximately 9 a.m. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Comstock Border Patrol Station, while performing sign cutting operations, observed foot sign of a large group making their way futher into the U.S. Agents tracked the foot sign for approximately half an hour before encountering a group of subjects. CBP Office of Air and Marine agents were contacted to provide an aerial search of the area, resulting in a total of 73 subjects apphrehended.
“Working hand-in-hand with other agencies makes the mission of protecting our nation’s borders more effective and efficient,” said Del Rio Sector Chief Patrol Agent Rodolfo Karisch. “The coordination of CBP Office of Air and Marine agents and Border Patrol agents was a great asset in locating and accounting for all 73 subjects.”
Additional agents were dispatched to the area to provide assistance. CBP Office of Air and Marine agents provided aerial surveillance and Border Patrol agents walked the group toward waiting transportation vehicles. All subjects were taken into custody and transported to the Comstock Border Patrol Station and processed according to CBP guidelines.
The Del Rio Border Patrol Sector is part of the 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 the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.