86 Migrants Arrested in Five Failed Human Smuggling Attempts in Texas near Border

86 Migrants Arrested in Five Failed Human Smuggling Attempts in Texas near Border


Border Patrol agents in the Rio Grande Valley Sector disrupted five human smuggling attempts. The interdictions led to the arrest of 86 migrants attempting to make their way into the U.S. interior.

Rio Grande City Station agents observed a group of migrants making landfall along the Rio Grande border river on April 2. The agents, along with a K-9 team and Texas Department of Public Safety troopers tracked the group to a residence in Rio Grande City, Texas, according to information obtained from Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol officials.

A busy 72 hours in RGV.

Agents arrested 86 illegal aliens in 5 smuggling attempts. The incidents included circumventing a BP checkpoint, stash houses, and a vehicle pursuit.

USBP remains vigilant and committed to our mission of border security.https://t.co/bX4GJXSceI pic.twitter.com/WstQkgKaIc

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— Chief Patrol Agent Brian Hastings (@USBPChiefRGV) April 2, 2021

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