Four Large Groups Encountered in Single Day
DEL RIO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Del Rio Sector apprehended four large groups of migrants in just over a day. They were caught shortly after they illegally entered the United States, resulting in more than 1,200 apprehensions.
The U.S. Border Patrol categorizes groups of 100 or more undocumented migrants as “large groups.” During the current fiscal year, Del Rio Sector has encountered 208 such groups, which accounts for more than 52 percent of all large groups encountered by Border Patrol nationwide.
Around noon, July 5, a group of 337 migrants was apprehended just after making a illegal entry into the United States near Eagle Pass. Three hours later, agents encountered another group of 120 migrants south of Eagle Pass.
On July 6, a large group of 536 migrants was apprehended around 10:15 a.m. after they illegally entered the United States by wading across the Rio Grande near Eagle Pass. A few hours later, around 3:30 p.m., yet another large group of 220 migrants entered the United States illegally near the same location.
The groups totaled 1,213 individuals. Subjects apprehended included: 520 Venezuelans, 502 Cubans, 104 Colombians, 51 Peruvians, 18 Nicaraguan, five Ecuadorians, one from the Dominican Republic, four Panamanians, one from Bangladesh, three Hondurans, and four Guatemalans. Single adults accounted for 918 of the migrants for approximately 75.5 percent of the four groups, with the remaining 295 migrants being family units.
All subjects were transported to the nearest processing facility and were processed under Del Rio Sector Prosecution guidelines.
Del Rio Sector continues to see an increase in migrant encounters, smuggling events, and criminal apprehensions. During the current fiscal year, beginning Oct. 1, 2021, through May 31, Del Rio Sector agents have encountered 280,622 migrants.
To report suspicious activity, call the Del Rio Sector’s toll-free number at 1-866-511-8727.
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