Coast Guard Helo Aids Texas Deputies' Roundup of Migrants Smuggled on Train 130 Miles from Border

Coast Guard Helo Aids Texas Deputies' Roundup of Migrants Smuggled on Train 130 Miles from Border


A U.S. Coast Guard helicopter aircrew helped deputies in South Texas round up a group of Central American migrants being smuggled into the U.S. The apprehensions took place near Robstown, Texas, approximately 130 miles north of the Texas-Mexico border.

It’s not unusual to see the United States Coast Guard patrolling coastal waters along the Texas Gulf Coast. On Friday however, the Coast Guard deployed an aircrew to help local law enforcement agents to thwart an ongoing human smuggling event near Robstown in Nueces County.

Local law enforcement apprehend a group of smuggled migrants near a South Texas rail line. (Photo: Nueces County Constable’s Office Precinct 5)

Robstown police officers, Nueces County Sheriff’s Office deputies, and local county constables quickly apprehended eight Central American

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