Del Rio Sector

Migrant Rescues Continue as Smugglers Leave Them to Die near Border

Border Patrol agents along the southwest border with Mexico continue to rescue migrants left behind to die by cartel-connected human smugglers. Despite much lower illegal border crossings this year, the rescue of migrants has already exceeded last year’s total, officials state.

Border Patrol BORSTAR agents from the El Centro Sector provide medical assistance to dehydrated migrants in Southern California. (Twitter Video Screencapture/U.S. Customs and Border Protection)

Guns, Cash Seized at Outbound Texas Border Crossing

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers seized a cache of firearms, ammunition, and undeclared cash as smugglers attempted to move them across the border into Mexico. The seizures took place in four separate incidents.

Handgun seized from alleged human smuggler in southwestern Arizona. (CBP Photo)