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Border State Cops in Mexico Rescue Migrants Kidnapped by Gulf Cartel

Authorities in the Mexican border city of Matamoros, Tamaulipas, rescued a group of migrants who were kidnapped by the Gulf Cartel. The cartel members held the migrants against their will while they extorted ransoms from their loved ones. The incident took place last week when Tamaulipas state authorities responded to a call to their 911…

9-Yr-Old Migrant Girl Drowns While Crossing Border into Texas

A nine-year-old migrant girl from Guatemala drowned while attempting to cross the Rio Grande with her mother and three-year-old sibling. Agents revived the mother and smaller child. Del Rio Sector Marine Unit agents came upon a small island in the middle of the Rio Grande near Eagle Pass, Texas, on March 20. The agents found…

Two Texans Charged in Fatal Human Smuggling Crash in Texas near Border

Federal prosecutors in Del Rio, Texas, filed charges against two Texans in connection to a human smuggling attempt that ended with a fatal car crash. The crash occurred during a police pursuit that resulted in a rollover which killed one migrant and injured three more. On March 4, 2021, a Texas Department of Public Safety…

95 Migrants Found in Human Smuggling Attempt at Border State Airport in Mexico

Mexican authorities disrupted a large-scale human smuggling attempt at a border state international airport. The discovery led to the arrest of 95 migrants found to be illegally in Mexico. The group was made up mostly of family units and unaccompanied minors. The arrests took place this week at the Monterrey International Airport, according to information…

Human Smuggler Captured After Allegedly Shooting at Border Patrol Agents

A suspected human smuggler is in federal custody after he allegedly shot at Del Rio Sector Border Patrol agents during a traffic stop. None were injured during the shooting. Brackettville Station Border Patrol agents attempted to stop a vehicle on Ranch Road 334 near the town of Brackettville, Texas, on the afternoon of January 3,…

Texas, Border Patrol Team Up to Stop 12 Human Smuggling Attempts in 2 Days

Del Rio Sector Border Patrol agents teamed up with state and local law enforcement officers in Texas to stop 12 human smuggling attempts during a two-day period. The effort led to the arrest of 14 smugglers and the apprehension of 48 migrants. Del Rio Sector agents joined forces on August 14 and 15 with Texas…

Human Smugglers Leave Injured Migrant to Die in California Canyon

San Diego Sector Border Patrol agents rescued a Mexican migrant after he injured his leg in a canyon past the California border with Mexico. Human smugglers abandoned the man after he suffered a “severe leg injury” and left him to die. San Diego Sector agents received a distress call regarding a man stranded in Copper…

Dangerous Human Smuggling Attempt Disrupted in Texas near Border

Laredo Sector Border Patrol agents apprehended 17 migrants being smuggled in a hidden compartment within a flatbed truck. The agents also arrested the driver, a U.S. citizen. Freer Station agents assigned to an immigration checkpoint observed a flatbed commercial truck approaching for inspection on February 7. The agents reported the truck was loaded with cement…

Chief Brian Hastings Takes Command of Nation’s Busiest Border Sector

Border Patrol officials announced this week that Chief Patrol Agent Brian Hastings will serve as the chief patrol agent of the nation’s busiest sector. Hastings is completing a tour as chief of the Law Enforcement Operations Directorate at Border Patrol headquarters in Washington, D.C. Newly appointed Border Patrol Chief Rodney Scott appointed Chief Brian Hastings…

Migrants Marked and Tagged Like Cattle Found in Tractor-Trailer in Texas near Border

Laredo Sector Border Patrol agents discovered a large group of migrants locked in the cargo area of a tractor-trailer during an inspection at an immigration checkpoint. Agents said the migrants’ shirts were marked in a fashion similar to “cargo and commodities.” Laredo North Station Border Patrol agents assigned to the Interstate 35 Immigration Checkpoint observed…
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