EDINBURG, TX – Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol agents made a multitude of arrests from a vehicle pursuit, a train inspection, and a large group encounter this week in South Texas.
On Sept. 21, McAllen Border Patrol (MCS) agents working surveillance duties observed multiple subjects entering a Ford Expedition near the Rio Grande. Responding agents attempted to conduct a vehicle stop, however, the driver refused to stop. The driver veered off the road onto a ranch and through thick brush until hitting a tree. The illegal aliens, including the driver, fled from the disabled vehicle. Agents were able to apprehend nine people within the immediate area. All individuals were illegally present in the country. The driver was not located.
Earlier in the day, Corpus Christi Border Patrol agents responded to suspicious activity at the rail yards located near Robstown. Agents searched the rail cars and discovered several illegal immigrants attempting to conceal themselves within the rail cars.
Two of the illegals were taken to a local hospital for injuries sustained after they jumped off the moving train. In total, nine illegal immigrants from Guatemala, Honduras, and Mexico were apprehended.
Tuesday night, MCS agents apprehended a group of 121 illegal aliens, consisting of 89 family members, 30 unaccompanied children, and two single adults near Hidalgo. The scofflaws are from the countries of Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, and Nicaragua.