Border Patrol Rescues Migrants Stowed Away in Locked Train Compartment


LAREDO, TX – Laredo Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Cotulla Station rescued migrants stowed away in a locked train compartment.

This happened on July 9, at around 7 a.m., when Border Patrol agents working their assigned duties in Cotulla, Texas, conducted a train check and discovered undocumented non-citizens in a train compartment. 

The compartment was locked, and all subjects had no means of escape. Border Patrol agents needed "extra tools" to extract all subjects safely.

A total of 23 migrants were removed from the train, according to information. 

All were determined to be in good health and did not need further medical attention.  

The migrants were from the countries of Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador. All subjects were processed according to their individual immigration status.

CBP’s message for anyone who is thinking of entering the United States unlawfully along the southern border is simple: “Don’t do it.” 

“When migrants cross the border unlawfully, they put their lives in peril,” information from CBP stated. “Smugglers continue to lie to migrants, claiming the borders are safe to cross. The borders are not open to irregular migration, and people should not attempt to make the dangerous journey.” 

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