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Rio Grande Valley Border Patrol stop smuggling attempt, rescue unaccompanied child and arrest MS-13 gang member

Release Date: 
July 26, 2018

FALFURRIAS, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Falfurrias Checkpoint discover 25 illegal aliens concealed inside a trailer.

Agents encounter 25 illegal aliens in tractor trailer
Agents encounter 25 illegal aliens in
tractor trailer

Yesterday evening, Falfurrias agents referred a 55-year-old man driving a tractor trailer to the secondary inspection area after a Border Patrol K-9 alerted to the cargo. Inside the trailer, agents discovered a total of 25 illegal aliens from the countries of Mexico, El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras.

Within the group, agents located an unaccompanied child from Mexico and identified an MS-13 gang member from El Salvador.

All subjects will be processed accordingly. The case is being referred for prosecution.

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!”   

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Last modified: 
July 26, 2018