Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Today's U. S. Customs and Border Protection Media Releases

Collapse
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Today's U. S. Customs and Border Protection Media Releases

    Today's U. S. Customs and Border Protection Media Releases

    https://www.cbp.gov/newsroom/media-r...ll&body_value=

    6/26/2018

    Smugglers continue to push people and narcotics in the Rio Grande Valley
    Release Date:
    June 26, 2018
    https://www.cbp.gov/newsroom/local-m...-grande-valley
    EDINBURG, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents stopped several smuggling attempts throughout the Border Patrol agents stop smuggling attempts at the Sarita checkpointRio Grande Valley this weekend.

    On June 24, agents working the Sarita Checkpoint referred a United States citizen driving a tractor trailer to secondary inspection as a result of a K-9 alert. Upon further inspection, agents discovered an illegal alien underneath the sleeper compartment and 31 bundles of marijuana weighing over 230 pounds along with five pounds of cocaine hidden in the cab.

    Later in the evening, Falfurrias agents working checkpoint operations referred a United States Citizen driving a tractor trailer hauling several vehicles to secondary inspection. Agents discovered 18 illegal aliens within three of the vehicles in transit.

    In all, agents detected 11 narcotic and 17 alien smuggling attempts, resulting in the seizure of 1,226 pounds of marijuana, the arrest of 22 smugglers and the discovery of 49 smuggled aliens in just three days.

    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!”

    Please visit www.cbp.gov to view additional news releases and other information pertaining to Customs and Border Protection. Follow us on Twitter at @CBPRGV.



    Release Date:
    June 26, 2018
    https://www.cbp.gov/newsroom/local-m...ree-rio-grande
    EDINBURG, Texas – During the past week, Rio Grande Valley Sector (RGV) agents rescued three illegalAgents encounter deceased persons and rescue more aliens in distress and discovered two deceased.

    On June 19, an agent patrolling the border near Peñitas, Texas discovered a deceased male in the Rio Grande riverbank. The Palmview Fire Department responded to retrieve the body.

    On Friday, June 22, an agent assigned to the RGV Special Operations Detachment (SOD) came across skeletal remains near Falfurrias, Texas. The Brooks County Sheriff’s Office responded and took custody of the decedent.

    Yesterday, RGV SOD agents encountered an unresponsive man near Falfurrias, Texas and immediately requested medical assistance. The agents transported the man to an accessible point on the highway to facilitate the ambulance arrival. The ambulance transported the man to a local hospital.

    Later in the afternoon, agents assigned to the Falfurrias station responded to a 911 call regarding two illegal aliens claiming to be lost. Agents, assisted by an Air and Marine Operations helicopter, located the two men near Encino, Texas. Both men stated they were in good health and declined medical attention.

    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.

    Please visit www.cbp.gov to view additional news releases and other information pertaining to Customs and Border Protection. Follow us at @CBPRGV.


    Release Date:
    June 26, 2018
    https://www.cbp.gov/newsroom/local-m...hildren-and-19
    TUCSON, Ariz. – A 21-year-old Rio Rico woman driving a Chevy Cruz with two minor children and an undocumented Mexican woman inside the vehicle, fled the Interstate 19 Immigration Checkpoint Wednesday night after being instructed to park her vehicle in a secondary inspection area.

    A Nogales Station Border Patrol agent became suspicious when the woman’s adult female passenger failed to respond to his immigration questions therefore the agent instructed the driver to park in a secondary inspection area for further questioning. Instead of following the agent’s instructions, the driver sped away.

    During the subsequent pursuit, the fleeing driver ran a red light at the Continental Road intersection and caused an accident before being arrested by Border Patrol agents.

    Agents charged the Rio Rico woman for human smuggling and fleeing an immigration checkpoint. The adult passenger, identified as a 19-year-old Mexican national, was processed for immigration violations. The two minor children, both U.S. citizens, were turned over to Arizona Department of Child Protective Services.

    Federal law allows agents to charge individuals by complaint, a method that allows the filing of charges for criminal activity without inferring guilt. An individual is presumed innocent unless and until competent evidence is presented to a jury that establishes guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

    U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials welcome assistance from the community. Citizens can report suspicious activity to the Border Patrol and remain anonymous by calling 1-877-872-7435 toll free. Reporting illicit activity could result in saving someone’s life.



    Child smuggler arrested in the Rio Grande Valley
    https://www.cbp.gov/newsroom/local-m...-grande-valley
    Español

    Release Date:
    June 26, 2018

    FALFURRIAS, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested a woman attempting to smuggle an unaccompaniedAgents foil child smuggler at checkpoint child past the checkpoint.

    On Saturday, June 23, agents assigned to the Falfurrias Checkpoint referred a 2013 Dodge Durango to the secondary inspection area to further inspect documents presented. The driver, a United States citizen, claimed the documents were birth certificates for both of her children in the vehicle. It was later discovered that one of the children, an eight year old Honduran national, is an undocumented alien who was not related to the driver, or the other child. The driver was placed under arrest.

    “It is truly concerning when a child is encountered unaccompanied in the hands of a smuggler,” said Chief Patrol Agent Manuel Padilla, Jr. “It is equally frustrating when a smuggler uses their juvenile child as an accessory to commit such a crime.”

    This case is currently under investigation.

    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.

    Please visit www.cbp.gov to view additional news releases and other information pertaining to Customs and Border Protection. Follow us on Twitter at @CBPRGV.

    see first link above for more

  • #2
    DACA Recipient Arrested for Alien Smuggling

    Release Date:
    June 26, 2018

    https://www.cbp.gov/newsroom/nationa...lien-smuggling




    LAS CRUCES, N.M. –U.S. Border Patrol Agents working the I-25 immigration checkpoint north of Las Cruces arrested a “Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals” (DACA) recipient yesterday who was attempting to smuggle three illegal aliens into the U.S.
    In the early hours of Monday, June 25, a U.S. Border Patrol Agent manning the primary immigration inspection lane encountered a dark Toyota Scion approaching the checkpoint for inspection. The agent noticed the female driver appeared to be accompanied by three male passengers as it approached the inspection area. When the driver was questioned on her citizenship, she replied that she was a U.S. Citizen and handed her "Texas Identification Card" to the Agent, but not a valid driver’s license. He then asked the driver where she was traveling to, and she replied they were headed to Albuquerque, New Mexico.
    The Border Patrol Agent then questioned the passengers in the vehicle as to their citizenship, but got no response.
    That prompted the Border Patrol Agent to refer the vehicle to secondary inspection for further questioning of everyone in the vehicle. Once in the secondary area, the three individuals freely admitted not having any immigration documents, and said they entered the country illegally. Agents were also able to determine the female driver attempted to deceive them by claiming to be a United States Citizen, when in actuality she was a citizen of Mexico currently on DACA status.
    All subjects including the driver where transported to a U.S. Border Patrol Station where they were searched and entered in to various immigration and criminal databases. Using this technology, it was confirmed the driver was not a U.S. Citizen, but rather a DACA recipient. The other three subjects were citizens of Mexico. The DACA recipient had applied and received her status in April of 2017.
    She will be prosecuted on alien-smuggling charges and may no longer be eligible to maintain her DACA status.

    Border Patrol Agents Arrest 6 Criminal Aliens including a Convicted Murderer and Gang Members over the Weekend

    https://www.cbp.gov/newsroom/nationa...ding-convicted Release Date:
    June 25, 2018



    Through May, Border Patrol Agents have arrested 5,000 individuals with criminal records attempting to enter the US illegally



    WASHINGTON – U.S. Customs and Border Protection made six significant arrests, including MS-13 and 18th Street gang members and a convicted murderer, along U.S. borders over three days. The arrests, made by U.S. Border Patrol agents, took place across the United States, from Vermont to the California coast.
    “Human smuggling is a violent criminal enterprise that puts the safety of our communities and our country at risk,” said U.S. Border Patrol Acting Deputy Chief Scott A. Luck. “Attacking this problem is a top Department of Homeland Security priority. We are committed to using the wealth of resources, technology and expertise at our disposal not only to disrupt the current activity, but to identify and dismantle the criminal organizations behind it.”
    In Fiscal Year 2018 through the end of May, Border Patrol agents have arrested 5,000 people with criminal records who have attempted to enter the United States illegally. Additionally, Border Patrol agents have arrested more than 505 criminal gang members to include Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13), 18th Street gang and Mexican Mafia.
    On June 22, Border Patrol agents arrested a Mexican national near El Centro, California who was convicted of child molestation and a suspected MS-13 gang member near McAllen, Texas. Both were referred for prosecution and removal.
    A Peruvian national and a Mexican national were apprehended on June 23 near Averill, Vermont. Record checks revealed that both subjects were previously deported. The Mexican national admitted to being a member of the 18th Street gang. Both individuals were processed for prosecution and removal.
    On June 24, an El Salvadoran national who verbally admitted to being an active 18th Street gang member was arrested by Border Patrol agents near Rio Grande City, Texas. The subject was processed for prosecution and removal.
    That same day, a Mexican national, who was previously convicted of murder and served 32 years in prison, was apprehended near San Ysidro, California. The individual will be processed for prosecution and removal. Lastly, an El Salvadoran national, who admitted to being a MS-13 gang member, was arrested by Border Patrol agents near Three Points, Arizona.
    Border Patrol agents were able to identify their criminal histories and gang affiliation by a search of CBP and FBI biometric databases. The databases provide rapid identification of individuals with outstanding criminal warrants by electronically comparing a live-scanned fingerprint against a nationwide database of biometrically indexed fingerprints.






    Comment


    • #3
      Yuk facts ...

      "Refugees" welcome!

      Comment


      • #4
        6/27/2018 USBP Operation Guardian Support: Continued Success in Border Security

        Release Date:
        June 27, 2018



        https://www.cbp.gov/newsroom/local-m...order-security



        TUCSON, Ariz. –Operation Guardian Support, a joint operation between the National Guard and Department of Homeland Security, continues to be a success in Arizona.

        Since April 6, Guard personnel have assisted the U.S. Border Patrol in Tucson Sector with more than 1,800 arrests, the seizure of more than 3,100 pounds of marijuana, 12 conveyances, and 11 rescues.

        Using two of four helicopters, joint Guard/ Border Patrol aircrews assisted in the apprehension of nine illegal aliens from the west desert on June 20.

        In one event, a helicopter responded to a rural area north of State Route 86 to search for four suspected illegal aliens that agents on the ground were unable to locate. Guard personnel in one helicopter spotted and guided agents to where the suspects were hiding, and despite attempts to flee, the constant visual presence provided by Guard personnel allowed agents to arrest all four suspects on the ground.

        Around the same time, another helicopter flew over Horse Peak in Vamori to search for a group of five who began running in different directions to avoid arrest. Due to the quick response and advantages of the aerial asset, the joint aircrew located all five individuals in separate locations, attempting to hide and evade arrest. Again, the guidance of Operation Guardian Support personnel, agents were able to arrest all five suspects.

        In total, 11 men were arrested and found to be illegally present in the United States. Six of the men were found to be citizens of Honduras, two were Guatemalan, and one a Mexican national. They were all processed for immigration and criminal violations.

        Comment


        • #5
          Border Patrol Arrests 18th Street Gang Member

          Release Date:
          June 28, 2018




          Subject had been previously removed from the U.S.


          DETROIT— U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Detroit Sector arrested an active member of the 18th Street Gang in Detroit on Wednesday.

          https://www.cbp.gov/newsroom/local-m...-gang-member-0
          At approximately 11:30 a.m., Border Patrol agents patrolling in Detroit encountered Francisco Miranda-Espinoza, who admitted to being a Mexican citizen and not possessing U.S.-issued immigration documents allowing him to be or remain in the United States.

          During processing at the Detroit Border Patrol Station, Miranda admitted to his gang affiliation. In addition, record checks revealed that he had been convicted of a felony for Controlled Substance Delivery/Manufacture after an arrest by the Dearborn Heights Police Department in 2016. Subsequent to this conviction he was removed to Mexico as an aggravated felon.
          “This arrest takes a dangerous individual off the streets of Detroit,” said Chief Patrol Agent Douglas Harrison. “Every time we remove a criminal alien from the country, we are making our communities safer.”
          Border Patrol has submitted the case to the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Detroit, Michigan, for prosecution of 8 USC 1326 Unlawful Reentry after Removal of an Aggravated Felon.
          Anyone with information on suspicious activity is asked to call the Detroit Sector Border Patrol BorderWatch telephone number at 800-537-3220.



          Comment


          • #6
            Large groups of family units and unaccompanied children continue to cross the border in the Rio Grande Valley

            Release Date:
            June 29, 2018



            HIDALGO, Texas – Yesterday, U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Weslaco station encountered a group of 31 illegal aliens along the riverbank of the Rio Grande near Hidalgo, Texas.
            The illegal aliens were comprised of family units and unaccompanied children from Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador.
            All subjects were offered medical assistance and will be processed accordingly.
            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!”
            Please visit www.cbp.gov to view additional news releases and other information pertaining to Customs and Border Protection. Follow us on Twitter at @CBPRGV.



            Comment


            • #7
              Rio Grande Valley Border Patrol captures: gang members, child molesters, man charged with sexual contact

              Release Date:
              June 29, 2018



              EDINBURG, Texas – This week, agents arrested two gang members, two child molesters, and a man charged with sexual contact.
              Rio Grande City station agents arrested a Honduran national near Roma, Texas. His records revealed that he is a confirmed 18th Street Gang member.
              Kingsville station agents arrested a Salvadoran national near Sarita, Texas. Records exposed the man is a confirmed 18th Street Gang member.
              Weslaco agents arrested a Mexican national near Donna, Texas. Record checks showed that the man was arrested in October, 2007, by the Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office for indecency with a child. In 2008, the man was convicted and sentenced to three years’ confinement.
              Agents assigned to the Falfurrias station apprehended a Guatemalan national near Falfurrias, Texas. His records disclosed that he was arrested in 2004 by the Redwood City, California Police Department. He was convicted and sentenced to 45 days confinement and three years’ probation for sex with a minor.
              Rio Grande City station agents arrested a Salvadoran man that was arrested by the Saint Paul Police Departement in Minnesota on October 1, 2017, that was charged with Sexual Contact – 3rd Degree. The man was sentenced to 36 months confinement and with 15 years probation.
              All the individuals were referred for prosecution and their prior orders of removal will be reinstated.
              The public is encouraged to take a stand against crime in their communities and to help save lives by reporting suspicious activity at 800-863-9382.
              Please visit www.cbp.gov to view additional news releases and other information pertaining to Customs and Border Protection. Follow us on Twitter at @CBPRGV.

              https://www.cbp.gov/sites/default/fi...-13%20Back.png

              Comment


              • #8
                Rio Grande Valley Border Patrol agents save lives; inclement weather claims lives

                Release Date:
                June 29, 2018



                EDINBURG, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol Agents assigned to the Rio Grande Valley (RGV) Sector rescued four illegal aliens in distress and discovered two deceased.
                Last Friday, agents assigned to the Kingsville station apprehended a group who informed them about a man that was swept away in the Los Olmos Creek during the heavy rains. After an extensive search, agents discovered the body of a man that fit the description provided.
                On Tuesday, during a narcotics smuggling attempt, Brownsville riverine agents rescued a man, who was struggling to stay afloat in the Rio Grande, after he attempted to evade apprehension.
                Wednesday, agents assigned to the McAllen station discovered a deceased male while patrolling a ranch near Sullivan City, Texas. Hours later, a National Guard helicopter pilot spotted what appeared to be a body floating in the Rio Grande near Peñitas, Texas. McAllen station agents responded and confirmed the discovery. The Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office responded and took custody of both decedents.
                Yesterday, the Brook’s County Sherriff’s Office (BCSO) advised Falfurrias agents of a 911 call regarding two lost subjects. Agents responded to the area and rescued a Guatemalan national. The second man, a Honduran national, did not have a pulse and agents requested an ambulance. A Justice of the Peace pronounced the man dead and the BCSO took custody of the remains.
                Today, the BCSO notified Border Patrol of a 911 call regarding two lost subjects, one of which was no longer able to walk due to exhaustion. Agents from the RGV’s Special Operations Detachment, along with an Air and Marine Operations (AMO) asset, located the two Salvadoran brothers. The AMO helicopter transported the ailing brother to the Falfurrias Checkpoint. Agents provided medical attention to the subject until Texas Air Med arrived, who airlifted him to a hospital for further medical evaluation and treatment.
                The public is encouraged to take a stand against crime in our communities and to help save lives by reporting suspicious activity at 800-863-9382. RGV currently has multiple campaigns, like “Operation Big Rig” and “No Se Arriesgue” to combat smuggling and ultimately save lives.
                Please visit www.cbp.gov to view additional news releases and other information pertaining to Customs and Border Protection. Follow us at @CBPRGV.



                Comment


                • #9
                  Del Rio Border Patrol Agents Apprehend MS-13 Gang Member

                  Release Date:
                  June 29, 2018



                  Salvadoran National Previously Deported



                  DEL RIO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Eagle Pass Station arrested a member of the Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) criminal gang, who had been previously removed from the United States.
                  "Our agents’ vigilance and hard work have shut the door on another dangerous criminal trying to reenter our society," said Del Rio Sector Chief Patrol Agent Felix Chavez. "Here in Del Rio Sector, we remain committed to the integrity of our borders and the safety of our citizens."
                  Luis Barrientos-Melendez On June 26, Border Patrol agents arrested Salvadoran national Luis Barrientos-Melendez, 37, near Eagle Pass shortly after he made an illegal entry by crossing the Rio Grande River. During processing at the Eagle Pass South Station, agents discovered that Barrientos-Melendez had been previously removed in September 2006. Records checks also revealed that he is a confirmed member of the notorious MS-13 gang, a violent, trans-national criminal organization operating in many parts of the United States.
                  Barrientos-Melendez’s prior order of removal will be reinstated, and he faces prosecution under 8 USC § 1326 – Illegal reentry after removal, which carries a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison.
                  The Del Rio Border Patrol Sector is part of the Joint Task Force-West South Texas Corridor, which leverages federal, state and local resources to combat transnational criminal organizations. To report suspicious activity call the Del Rio Sector’s toll free number at 1-866-511-8727.



                  Comment


                  • #10
                    CBP Field Operations Arrests Woman with $180K in Cocaine at Pharr International Bridge

                    Release Date:
                    June 29, 2018



                    PHARR, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Pharr International Bridge arrested a 26-year-old woman from Rio Bravo, Tamaulipas, Mexico in connection with a failed smuggling attempt of cocaine worth $180,200.
                    Packages containing 23 pounds of
                    cocaine seized by CBP officers at
                    Pharr-Reynosa International Bridge.
                    “I commend our frontline officers for their excellent work in interdicting hard narcotics. Their commitment to keep drugs from entering our country is demonstrated every time an interception like this is made,” said Port Director Carlos Rodriguez, Hidalgo/ Pharr/ Anzalduas Port of Entry.
                    On June 27, a female Mexican national driving a black 2005 Chevy Malibu arrived at the Pharr-Reynosa International Bridge and was referred for a secondary inspection. During the inspection, and with the use of non-intrusive imaging (NII technology), officers discovered 10 packages of alleged cocaine weighing 23.37 pounds (10.60 kg) concealed within the Malibu. CBP seized the narcotics and the vehicle.
                    CBP OFO officers arrested the woman and then released her to the custody of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) agents for further investigation.



                    Comment


                    • #11
                      Border Patrol apprehends 20 illegal aliens in Eagle Pass

                      Release Date:
                      July 3, 2018



                      Smugglers Arrested


                      EAGLE PASS, TexasU.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Eagle Pass South Station and the Del Rio Sector Field Intelligence Team, along with agents from Homeland Security Investigations, converged on a stash house in the 1300 block of North Street in Eagle Pass. A total of 21 people were apprehended in this case, including two suspected smugglers.
                      “Human smuggling is a problem that plagues all communities on the border,” said Del Rio Sector Chief Patrol Agent Felix Chavez. “Unfortunately, this problem is compounded by the large profits that draw individuals to join criminal smuggling organizations. We remain committed to seeking out, identifying, and bringing to justice those who callously break our nation’s laws and jeopardize human lives.”
                      On June 28, agents in Eagle Pass witnessed a group of subjects exit the brush and load into a vehicle. The agents followed the vehicle until it stopped near Eidson Road in Eagle Pass. The driver, later identified as 31-year-old Adrian Jose Flores of Lufkin, and three occupants fled from the vehicle and led agents on a foot chase through the surrounding neighborhood. All were apprehended a short time later.
                      Investigative efforts in conjunction with these arrests brought about the discovery of the alien stash house in Eagle Pass where agents and officers arrested an additional 15 persons. All were illegally present in the United States and were transported to the Eagle Pass South Station for processing. The group consisted of persons from Mexico and Central America.
                      A total of 20 illegal aliens were apprehended in this event. The smuggled individuals, some of whom had previously been removed from the country, were charged with being illegally present in the United States. Flores, along with 18-year-old Piedras Negras, Mexico resident Alexis Emanuel Gutierrez-Rodriguez, are charged by a federal criminal complaint with one count of transporting illegal aliens. According to court documents, Gutierrez acted as a foot-guide used to smuggle the illegal aliens into the United States; and, Flores stated that he was paid $400 to transport the illegal aliens to the stash house. Both remain in federal custody.
                      A criminal complaint is merely a charge and should not be considered as evidence of guilt. The defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
                      The Del Rio Border Patrol Sector is part of the Joint Task Force-West South Texas Corridor, which leverages federal, state and local resources to combat transnational criminal organizations. To report suspicious activity call the Del Rio Sector’s toll free number at 1-866-511-8727.


                      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.


                      Comment


                      • #12
                        Del Rio Border Patrol Agents Apprehend MS-13 Gang Member

                        Release Date:
                        July 3, 2018



                        DEL RIO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Eagle Pass Station arrested a member of the Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) criminal gang shortly after he made illegal entry into the United States.
                        Pineda-Mejia “Protecting American citizens and our communities from dangerous criminals is one of the Border Patrol’s top priorities,” said Del Rio Sector Chief Patrol Agent Felix Chavez. “Here in Del Rio Sector, our agents will continue to serve with honor and professionalism while holding the line against all threats to this great nation.”
                        On June 25, Border Patrol agents arrested Honduran national Carlton David Pineda-Mejia, 21, near Eagle Pass shortly after he made an illegal entry by crossing the Rio Grande River. Agents later discovered that Pineda-Mejia is an active member of the MS-13 gang, a violent, trans-national criminal organization operating in many parts of the United States and Central America.
                        Pineda-Mejia was charged with unlawful entry, and faces deportation.
                        The Del Rio Border Patrol Sector is part of the Joint Task Force-West South Texas Corridor, which leverages federal, state and local resources to combat transnational criminal organizations. To report suspicious activity call the Del Rio Sector’s toll free number at 1-866-511-8727.



                        Comment


                        • #13
                          Laredo Sector Border Patrol Agents Discover Illegal Aliens Concealed Inside Duffle Bags

                          Release Date:
                          July 3, 2018



                          LAREDO, Texas – On June 22, 2018, Laredo North Agents assigned to the Border Patrol Checkpoint located on Interstate Highway 35 encountered two smuggling cases in which a total of four illegal aliens were concealed inside duffle bags. The events transpired after the drivers of two separate vehicles were questioned regarding their immigration status and were referred to secondary for further inspection after a Border Patrol canine alerted to the presence of concealed humans and/or narcotics.
                          Upon further inspection, Border Patrol agents discovered a total of four illegal aliens between both events, concealed inside duffle bags. The four illegal aliens were found in good health and were identified as being from the country of Mexico. The drivers, both United States Citizen, were arrested and the vehicles utilized in the smuggling events were seized by Border Patrol. All subjects were processed accordingly.
                          “The vigilance of the men and women of the United States Border Patrol in disrupting this human smuggling attempt attests to our commitment in keeping America and it’s communities safe,” said Laredo Sector Acting Deputy Chief Patrol Agent Anthony S. Good.
                          To report suspicious activity such as alien and/or drug smuggling, contact the Laredo Sector Border Patrol toll free at 1-800-343-1994.



                          Comment


                          • #14
                            Laredo Sector Border Patrol Agents Rescue Man from Assailants in Rio Grande River

                            Release Date:
                            July 3, 2018



                            LAREDO, Texas – On July 2, 2018, Laredo South Border Patrol Agents witnessed a subject being assaulted by two individuals in the Rio Grande River near Laredo, Texas. Agents responded to the scene in order to render assistance, forcing the two assailants to abscond back to Mexico. Upon returning to Mexico, the two assailants met with a group of individuals, one who was seen displaying a handgun.
                            Agents assigned to the Laredo Sector Marine Unit were able to safely extract the victim of the assault from the Rio Grande River and transport him to safety. The victim, who was identified as a Mexican National, was transported to the hospital by ambulance for additional medical treatment. The United States Border Patrol is coordinating with the Laredo Police Department regarding the incident.
                            “These events illustrate how the men and women of the United States Border Patrol not only serve to protect our borders, but are also committed to the preservation of life and assist anyone in need,” said Laredo Sector Acting Deputy Chief Patrol Agent Anthony S. Good.
                            To report suspicious activity such as alien and/or drug smuggling, contact the Laredo Sector Border Patrol toll free at 1-800-343-1994.



                            Comment


                            • #15
                              Mexican National Arrested For Smuggling Six Others

                              Release Date:
                              July 2, 2018



                              TUCSON, Ariz. –Willcox Border Patrol agents arrested seven Mexican nationals during a disrupted smuggling attempt on Interstate 10 east of Willcox Sunday evening.
                              The incident occurred when agents patrolling rural roads encountered a westbound 2003 Chrysler 300 with several persons inside. As agents attempted to conduct an immigration inspection on the occupants when the driver abruptly stopped the vehicle and fled into the desert.
                              After a short foot chase, agents arrested the suspected smuggler, a 36-year-old Mexican man illegally present in the country, and seized the vehicle. Six male Mexican nationals, ages 24 through 42, were also arrested. Two of the men were concealed in the vehicle’s trunk.
                              During processing at the Willcox Station, agents learned that five of men were previously charged for immigration violations.
                              The driver will remain in custody pending a court decision on immigration violations, as well as federal charges for human smuggling.
                              Federal law allows agents to charge individuals by complaint, a method that allows the filing of charges for criminal activity without inferring guilt. An individual is presumed innocent unless and until competent evidence is presented to a jury that establishes guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.
                              As temperatures continue to rise, Border Patrol officials warn that Arizona’s high temperatures can kill humans riding in the trunk of a car. Other dangers include carbon monoxide poisoning and the risk of serious injury or death from a vehicle collision.
                              U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials welcome assistance from the community. Citizens can report suspicious activity to the Border Patrol and remain anonymous by calling 1-877-872-7435 toll free. Reporting illicit activity could result in saving someone’s life.



                              Comment

                              Working...
                              X