FALFURRIAS, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Rio Grande Valley Sector rescued two undocumented immigrants from inside the trunk of a car yesterday.
On May 28th, a Pontiac sedan approached the Falfurrias Border Patrol checkpoint for an immigration inspection. During inspection, a service K9 alerted to the trunk of the car. The vehicle was subsequently placed in secondary for further inspection, revealing two subjects concealed in the trunk. Both subjects were offered medical attention but declined.
The driver, a US citizen, was taken into custody and the vehicle was seized. The case has been referred to the Rio Grande Valley Sector Prosecutions Office.
The Rio Grande Valley Sector is part of the 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.
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.