EDINBURG, Texas – Rio Grande Valley Sector (RGV) Border Patrol agents arrested 11 migrants after encountering an abandoned All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV), and engaging in a vehicle pursuit over the weekend.
Just before midnight on October 1, a Rio Grande City Border Patrol Station camera operator observed an ATV transporting multiple subjects north from the Rio Grande near Escobares. Responding agents encountered the ATV abandoned after it struck a ranch gate. Agents searched the surrounding brush and apprehended five subjects illegally present in the U.S. The migrants were evaluated and were uninjured.
A few hours later on October 2, RGV agents attempted to conduct a vehicle stop on a Toyota Highlander near the Brooks County rest area. Agents activated their emergency lights, the driver veered off the road striking several small trees prior to coming to a stop. Multiple subjects were observed exiting the vehicle and scattered into nearby brush. Six migrants were apprehended, but the driver was not located.
Border Patrol processed all subjects accordingly.