Falfurrias, Texas - U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Falfurrias station rescued two illegal aliens Monday.
The event transpired when the Brooks County Sheriff's Office received a 911 call from an illegal alien who claimed to be lost in the brush and in need of assistance. The sheriff's office contacted the Falfurrias station and requested assistance in locating the subject. Agents responded and were able to locate a man and a woman in an isolated area in a ranch south of Falfurrias.
Both subjects appeared to be in good health and declined medical treatment. They were transported to the Falfurrias station for processing.
During fiscal year 2010, agents of the Rio Grande Valley Sector rescued a total of 133 illegal aliens. The rescues varied in nature but were predominantly environmentally related, such as exposure to heat and cold. Rescues also included numerous river related events, among others. The rescue of this man and woman are the first two rescues for fiscal year 2011 for U.S. Border Patrol's Rio Grande Valley Sector. Agents of the Rio Grande Valley Sector patrol more than 320 river miles, 250 coastal miles, and encompass 19 counties equating to more than 17,000 square miles.
To report suspicious activity, contact the Rio Grande Valley Border Patrol Sector's toll-free telephone number at (800) 863-9382.
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.