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Multiple Subjects Injured During a Dangerous Smuggling Attempt

Release Date
Wed, 07/01/2020

EDINBURG, Texas –A smuggler crashed the vehicle he was using to transport illegal aliens, resulting in numerous injuries.

Yesterday, agents assigned to the McAllen station were investigating a report of illicit activity near Havana, Texas. Responding agents discovered a vehicle in a canal in the area of the report. One injured subject remained at the scene while multiple others fled the location. Agents tracked the additional subjects, assisted by a UH-72 Lakota helicopter from the National Guard. Six subjects, including the driver, were located. Agents requested Emergency Medical Services to treat multiple injured subjects involved in the incident. They were transported to local hospitals for evaluation/treatment.

The case remains under investigation. 

The public is encouraged to take a stand against crime in their communities and report suspicious activity at 800-863-9382.

Even with the spread of the COVID-19 virus, human smugglers continue to try these brazen attempts with zero regard for the lives they endanger nor to the health of the citizens of our great nation.  The U.S. Border Patrol agents of the Rio Grande Valley Sector will continue to safeguard the nation and community against these criminal elements.

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Last Modified: Feb 03, 2021