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Rio Grande Valley Border Patrol agents arrest wanted man at local checkpoint

Release Date: 
September 14, 2015
Vehicle in secondary at the Falfurrius checkpoint

Vehicle in secondary at the Falfurrius checkpoint

FALFURRIAS, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Rio Grande Valley Sector apprehended a wanted man Saturday at the Falfurrias Checkpoint.  The subject was turned over to local sheriff’s office for extradition.

The incident occurred at approximately 1 p.m. when a man driving a black Range Rover approached the Falfurrias Checkpoint. Following a K-9 alert, the driver, a United States citizen, was directed to the secondary inspection area. Upon further inspection, records checks revealed the driver had a warrant for arrest on a kidnapping charge from the Irving Police Department.  Additionally, agents discovered three illegal aliens in the back of the vehicle underneath a pile of clothing and other items.

Three illegal immigrants hidden in the back of a Range Rover

Three illegal immigrants hidden in the back of a Range Rover

The driver was turned over to the Brooks County Sheriff’s Office for extradition. The smuggled aliens, all Mexican nationals, were processed for return to Mexico.

The Rio Grande Valley Sector is part of the Joint Task Force-West South Texas Corridor, which leverages federal, state and local resources to combat transnational criminal organizations. To report suspicious activity, call the sector’s toll-free telephone number at 800-863-9382.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017