Mexican National Apprehended, Suspected of Alien Smuggling
DEL RIO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Comstock Station arrested seven illegal aliens from China, Nov. 10.
“Agents in Del Rio Sector continue to arrest individuals from countries across the world,” said Del Rio Sector Chief Patrol Agent Raul L. Ortiz. “This trend began last year and so far has been continuing into the new fiscal year.”
Agents conducting line watch duties observed a group of eight who had just crossed the border illegally. After a short foot chase, agents apprehended seven Chinese nationals and one Mexican national. The group of Chinese nationals consisted of six adult males and one adult female. All subjects were transported to the Comstock Station and processed as per U.S. Customs and Border Protection guidelines.
The Mexican national was identified as the suspected smuggler and will be charged with 8 USC § 1324 – alien smuggling, which carries a maximum sentence of up to 10 years in prison.
Throughout FY 2019, Del Rio Sector arrested people from 59 different countries. So far in FY 2020, Del Rio Sector has arrested individuals from 30 different countries.