U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to Weslaco Border Patrol Station apprehended a group of 60 aliens near Hidalgo, Texas.
Agents patrolling along the Rio Grande on Saturday encountered a large group of illegal aliens consisting of 25 family units (51 total subjects), seven unaccompanied children and two adults.
The group of 60 illegal aliens was comprised of men, women, and children from the countries of Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras.
All 60 arrested 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!,” (The joint task force in West South Texas Corridors that are partnering up to raise awareness on human trafficking with tractor trailers.)
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 U.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.