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Rio Grande Valley Border Patrol Operations Unaffected Despite Shut Down

Release Date: 
January 30, 2019

EDINBURG, Texas – On January 25th, President Donald Trump ended the longest government shut down after signing a continuing resolution that funded the government for three weeks while Congress and the Administration continue to negotiate a long-term agreement. 

During the 35-day shutdown, Border Patrol operations continued as agents in the Rio Grande Valley Sector apprehended nearly 17K illegal aliens, seized more than 15K pounds of marijuana and nearly 900 pounds of cocaine. Additionally, agents  located and took down 19 stash houses.

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.

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Last modified: 
January 30, 2019