Operation Stonegarden Continues to Support Border Security in South Texas
EDINBURG, Texas – During the month of August, over 100 illegal aliens were rescued by state and local law enforcement agencies participating in Operation Stonegarden throughout the Rio Grande Valley.
Officers and deputies found the subjects in deplorable conditions inside stash houses and placed in perilous circumstances within the air dams of tractor-trailers as they attempted to be smuggled further into the United States.
Border Patrol processed the subjects accordingly.
The U.S. Border Patrol’s Rio Grande Valley Sector continues to coordinate border security efforts with state and local law enforcement agencies through Operation Stonegarden to secure the border and keep communities safe. Operation Stonegarden facilitates funding to state and local law enforcement agencies in support of border security.
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!”
The public is encouraged to take a stand against crime in their communities and to help save lives by reporting suspicious activity 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.