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Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol unveils new boat ramp in Starr County

Release Date: 
April 13, 2015

RIO GRANDE CITY, Texas – On Thursday, April 9, the Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol unveiled a newly constructed boat ramp in the Fort Ringgold area of Starr County.

US Border Patrol Riverine Unit

US Border Patrol Riverine Unit

RGV Sector personnel highlighted how the boat ramp would provide greater access to the river, which would increase the Border Patrol’s ability to patrol areas most commonly exploited by human and narcotics smuggling organizations.  The event also touched on how the ramp would be used by other law enforcement agencies as well as emergency response personnel to increase their ability to respond to incidents on the river.  Rio Grande City Police Chief Hernan Garza, and Rio Grande City ISD Personnel additionally attended the event to support this newly built infrastructure.  

Press Event for new boat ramp

Press Event for new boat ramp

The Border Patrol uses a proactive strategy and continues to improve its tactical infrastructure throughout the region to increase the safety of border communities and the security of the nation.

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.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017