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Laredo Sector Border Patrol Rescues Individuals from a Grain Hopper Railcar

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LAREDO, Texas –Laredo Sector Border Patrol agents rescued undocumented individuals found inside a grain hopper railcar in San Diego, Texas after receiving a 9-11 call.

people found inside railcar
Duval County Sheriff Office rescued individuals
who were trapped inside a grain hopper railcar
southwest of San Diego, Texas.

On Nov.15, agents assigned to the Freer Station working together with Duval County Sheriff Office rescued individuals who were trapped inside a grain hopper railcar southwest of San Diego, Texas. Inside the locked grain hopper, agents found a total of 10 individuals.   The individuals had no means to escape and had been in the grain hopper for several hours.  The undocumented noncitizens were medically screened and determined to be in good health.  The group of ten were all from the country of Mexico. 

This dangerous method of travel into the United States after illegal entry is strongly discouraged as it often results in serious injury or death. Many times, migrants choose this grueling method of transportation without realizing the consequences of their actions until it is too late. 

Laredo Sector Border Patrol partners with many local and state law enforcement entities to keep our border communities safe. If you see something suspicious, report it by contacting our 24/7 hotline at 1-800-343-1994. Together, we can continue to uphold national security and combat illicit activity.

 

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Last Modified: November 17, 2021