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Large Groups Continue to Cross in the Rio Grande Valley

Release Date: 
December 13, 2018

ABRAM, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents in the Rio Grande Valley encountered over 100 illegal aliens in a single smuggling incident.

This morning, McAllen agents responded to a report of illegal aliens being smuggled across the Rio Grande near Abram, Texas. Upon arrival, agents requested additional support for a group totaling over 100 subjects. Agents took custody of 113 illegal aliens, mainly comprised of family units and unaccompanied children from the countries of Honduras, Guatemala, El Salvador and Kosovo.

Border Patrol is processing the subjects accordingly.

The Rio Grande Valley Sector currently has multiple campaigns focused on rescues and danger awareness, such as “Operation Big Rig” and “No Se Arriesgue” to combat smuggling and ultimately save lives. Call 911 to report suspicious activity; “They’re humans, not cargo!”   

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Last modified: 
December 13, 2018