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Smuggler Abandons Vehicle Along with Migrants in RGV

Release Date: 
July 20, 2021

EDINBURG, Texas – Rio Grande Valley Sector (RGV) Border Patrol agents interrupt smuggling attempts throughout the Rio Grande Valley.

Yesterday afternoon, the Brownsville Police Department (BPD) received information regarding a residence in Brownsville, Texas, being used to harbor migrants. RGV agents alongside BPD officers approached the house and discovered 10 migrants hidden within the home. As law enforcement officers entered the home, seven subjects absconded into the neighborhood. Agents searched the immediate area, however the subjects could not be located. The three remaining subjects who did not flee were taken into Border Patrol custody.

Last night, RGV agents working on U.S Highway 281 near Linn, Texas, attempted to conduct a vehicle stop on a black Nissan Titan. The pick-up truck failed to yield to agents and continued northbound. The driver then exited the vehicle while it was still in motion. The vehicle ultimately came to a stop at a property fence three miles south of the Falfurrias Border Patrol Checkpoint. Several subjects absconded from the vehicle and ran into the nearby brush. Agents searched the area and apprehended 11 illegally present migrants. The migrants are citizens of Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador. The driver of the vehicle was not located.

Additionally, five subjects were apprehended in an Edinburg, Texas, residence being used as a human smuggling stash house.

Border Patrol processed all subjects accordingly.

The public is encouraged to take a stand against crime in their communities and report suspicious activity at 800-863-9382.

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 ~CBP~

Last modified: 
July 20, 2021