FALFURRIAS, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Rio Grande Valley Sector rescued a man and woman from El Salvador who were lost in the brush Monday.
The rescue occurred after the undocumented immigrants were abandoned by a human smuggler and called 911. A dispatcher from the Brooks County Sheriff’s Office provided GPS coordinates that led responding agents from the Falfurrias Station to the immigrants’ location. The woman was transported to a local hospital for severe dehydration and was hospitalized for treatment.
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.
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.