WESLACO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol Explorers provided assistance to the local community in preparation for the possible heavy flooding.
Yesterday, Explorers from the Weslaco Border Patrol Station Post 964 canceled their scheduled training and dedicated their time to help residents in the Weslaco community. Due to the heavy rains expected over the next few days, the group of 19 explorers, along with their advisors, assisted City of Weslaco Public Works employees fill and pass out sandbags to residents.
The Rio Grande Valley Sector currently has multiple campaigns focused on rescues and danger awareness, such as “Operation Big Rig” and “No Se Arriesgue” to combat smuggling and ultimately save lives. Call 911 to report suspicious activity; “They’re humans, not cargo!”
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.