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Smugglers Use Trailers to Transport Migrants

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EDINBURG, Texas – Rio Grande Valley Sector (RGV) Border Patrol agents arrested 29 migrants and two drivers from two tractors pulling a grain hauler style trailer and a refrigerated trailer. 

On November 7, Kingsville Border Patrol Station agents working at the Javier Vega Jr. Checkpoint apprehended 14 migrants from a tractor trailer. Agents referred the vehicle to the secondary inspection area and discovered the migrants in the grain hauler style trailer with a tarp over the top. The driver, and migrants who were unlawfully present in the U.S., were placed under arrest. All subjects were in good health. 

On November 5, Falfurrias Border Patrol Station agents at the Falfurrias Checkpoint referred a tractor trailer to the secondary inspection area following a canine alert. Agents discovered 15 migrants inside the trailer. The migrants were medically evaluated and did not require additional medical services. The driver, and migrants who were unlawfully present in the U.S., were placed under arrest. 

“These human smuggling incidents highlight the extreme measures smugglers take to maximize profits regardless of the lives they endanger,” stated RGV Sector Chief Patrol Agent Gloria I. Chavez. “Incredibly proud of the work our Border Patrol agents do around the clock to keep our communities and those we encounter safe.” 

Border Patrol processed all subjects accordingly.  

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  • Last Modified: November 8, 2022