Human Smuggling

33 Migrants Recovered from Texas Stash House near Border

Laredo Sector Border Patrol agents recovered a large group of migrants being held in a stash house near the Texas border with Mexico. Border Patrol agents teamed up with Webb County Constable’s Office deputies and special agents from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigation (HSI) to carry out the raid.

Laredo South Station Border Patrol agents find 33 illegal aliens in a human smuggling stash house near the border with Mexico. (Photo: U.S. Border Patrol/Laredo Sector)

Migrant Rescued from Near-Death in Texas Heat near Border

Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol agents rescued a migrant who nearly died from the extreme heat along the Texas border with Mexico. The rescue marks the 222nd time this fiscal year that agents in this single sector have rescued migrants being smuggled into the U.S.

Rio Grande Sector Border Patrol agents rescued a Mexican illegal alien who was about to die in the Texas heat. (Photo: U.S. Border Patrol/Rio Grande Valley Sector)

Border Patrol Finds Tractor Trailer with 12 Migrants Inside

El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents arrested a group of migrants locked inside a tractor-trailer rig at an interior immigration checkpoint on Highway 86. The human smuggler locked the 12 migrants in the trailer with no air circulation or means of escape.

El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents arrested an illegal alien human smuggler and 12 illegal alien at an interior immigration checkpoint. (Photo: U.S. Border Patrol/El Centro Sector)

23 Migrants Rescued from Box Trucks at Texas Immigration Checkpoints

Laredo Sector Border Patrol agents continue to see an increase in human smuggling activity relating to commercial trucks. Over the Memorial Day weekend, agents assigned to interior immigration checkpoints rescued 23 migrants in two separate incidents who had been locked in the rear of commercial box trucks.

Laredo North Station Border Patrol agents assigned to the Interstate 35 immigration checkpoint find a group of migrants locked in a box truck over the Memorial Day weekend. (Photo: U.S. Border Patrol/Laredo Sector)