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Border Patrol Apprehends Hundreds Of Illegals In Rio Grande Valley

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Despite the Mexican army patrolling the border after President Trump threatened tariffs, large groups are still crossing into the U.S.

Via U.S. Customs and Border Protection:

Release Date: August 9, 2019

EDINBURG, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Rio Grande Valley (RGV) Sector encountered two large groups of illegal aliens who turned themselves over to agents.

On Sunday, McAllen agents observed a large group of suspected illegal aliens congregate along the border wall near Hidalgo, Texas. Responding agents advised that the group of 100 consisted of family units, unaccompanied children and single adults from Honduras, El Salvador, Guatemala, Ecuador and Nicaragua.

Similarly, on Wednesday, McAllen agents working in Los Ebanos, Texas, responded to a report of suspected illegal aliens walking north of the Rio Grande. Responding agents located the group of 146 illegal aliens consisting of family units, unaccompanied children and single adults from the countries of Honduras, Guatemala, El Salvador, and Nicaragua.

The RGV Sector continues to lead the nation in illegal alien apprehension ending the month of July with 36,872 apprehensions.

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Border Patrol Agents Seize Over $765K Worth Of Narcotics In Rio Grande Valley

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Via CBP:

“EDINBURG, Texas – Rio Grande City agents seized more than 950 pounds of marijuana in two separate incidents.

Sunday evening, Rio Grande City agents working near La Rosita, Texas, responded to a report of a vehicle involved in narcotics smuggling traveling north from the Rio Grande. Agents in the area located the vehicle and, shortly thereafter, the driver of the vehicle abruptly turned south and traveled towards the river. As agents approached the river, they observed the driver abandon the vehicle and swim to Mexico. Agents searched the vehicle and discovered 571 pounds of marijuana worth an estimated $457K.

A short while later, Rio Grande City agents on patrol received information of a narcotic smuggling attempt near Garciasville, Texas. As agents responded, they observed an All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) abruptly turn around and travel south towards the Rio Grande riverbank. Upon arrival, agents discovered the ATV abandoned carrying several bundles of marijuana. The marijuana weighed 387 pounds and is worth an estimated $310K. Agents searched for the ATV rider and additional narcotics to no avail.

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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Border Patrol Agents Arrest Mexican Mafia Member For Human Smuggling

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Good! Give him the maximum sentence!

CBP is reporting:

“EAGLE PASS, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Eagle Pass station arrested a Mexican Mafia member during a failed human smuggling attempt, Oct. 2.

Agents assisted Maverick County Sheriff’s deputies on a traffic stop in Eagle Pass and discovered three illegal aliens concealed in the back seat of the vehicle. The driver and front-seat passenger, both U.S. citizens, and the three illegal aliens were arrested and taken to the Eagle Pass South Station for processing.

“We enjoy an excellent relationship with our local law enforcement partners” said Del Rio Sector Chief Patrol Agent Raul L. Ortiz. “I applaud the Maverick County Sheriff’s Deputies and our agents, who worked together to stop a convicted felon from smuggling illegal aliens into our communities.”

The driver, identified as Juan Alberto Garcia, 39, is a self-admitted member of the Mexican Mafia and has an extensive criminal history. Garcia has multiple felony convictions throughout Texas for drug-related offenses and other crimes including assault, burglary and theft. He and the front-seat passenger will both be charged with 8 USC § 1324 – Alien Smuggling, and face up to 10 years in prison.

The illegal aliens apprehended, two from Ecuador and one Guatemalan national, will be processed in accordance with U.S. Customs and Border Protection guidelines.”

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