Tag: Human Smuggling

Wide open border between Mexico and Laredo Sector in South Texas. (Photo: U.S. Border Patrol/Laredo Sector)

Border Patrol Agents Bust 8 More Bangladeshis at Texas Border

Laredo Sector Border Patrol agents arrested eight more Bangladeshi nationals after they illegally crossed the border in south Laredo. The arrests occurred in an area where agents arrested more than 230 Bangladeshis this fiscal year.

Border Patrol agent arrests illegal alien near Yuma, Arizona. (File Photo: David McNew/Getty Images)

Border Patrol Busts Sex Offender for Alleged Human Smuggling Activity

Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents arrested a convicted sex offender as he allegedly attempted to smuggle four illegal immigrants into southwestern Arizona. The alleged human smuggler has an extensive history of criminal convictions including “lewd and lascivious acts with a minor under 14,” officials stated.

Border Patrol agents arrest illegal immigrant near Texas border.

Agents Sound Alarm on Syrians Caught Sneaking Across Texas Border

Border Patrol agents in the Laredo Sector are sounding the alarm after they recently apprehended two Syrian nationals who illegally crossed the border from Mexico into South Texas. The agents say the arrest of the Syrians confirms there is a human smuggling pipeline from countries with connections to terrorism into the U.S.

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36 Migrants Found in Texas Border Stash House

Border Patrol agents in the Laredo Sector discovered 36 illegal immigrants packed into a tiny stash house while assisting officers from the Laredo Police Department on Monday.

Caltrops used by alleged drug smugglers to attempt to deflate tires of Border Patrol vehicles. (Photo: U.S. Border Patrol)

Smugglers Deploy Dangerous Weapons Against South Texas Border Patrol Agents

Drug smugglers attempting to move nearly 300 pounds of marijuana into the U.S. deployed potentially deadly weapons against pursuing Laredo Sector Border Patrol agents. Two days later, a pair of human smugglers used their vehicle as a weapon and struck a Border Patrol vehicle — injuring the agent inside.

MCALLEN, TX - FEBRUARY 21: A U.S. Border Patrol K-9 unit tracks a group of undocumented immigrants by the U.S.-Mexico border on February 21, 2018 near McAllen, Texas. The agents were searching for a group who had just crossed the river from Mexico into Texas. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Border Patrol Agents Find Migrants Abandoned in South Texas Desert

Border Patrol agents assigned to the Laredo Sector found six illegal immigrants in various stages of distress after they illegally crossed the border from Mexico. Most of the migrants were abandoned by their cartel-connected human smugglers.

A Laredo Sector Border Patrol agent processes an illegal alien after apprehension. (File Photo: John Moore/Getty Images)

Bangladeshi Nationals Continue to Cross Texas Border

Border Patrol agents in the Laredo Sector continue to see significant numbers of Bangladeshi nationals illegally crossing the border from Mexico into South Texas. Since the fiscal year began in October, Laredo Sector agents arrested 209 Bangladeshi nationals after they crossed the border.

Human Smuggling Stash House - Photo: U.S. Border Patrol

Border Patrol Agents Find 39 Migrants in South Texas Stash House

Border Patrol agents assigned to the Weslaco Station received a tip on a possible human smuggling stash house near Edcouch, Texas. The responding agents discovered nearly 40 migrants crammed into a small house in filthy conditions.

Central American Migrants Locked in Trailer

Mexican Cartel Leaves 55 Children, 48 Adult Migrants to Die in Tractor-Trailer

Mexican immigration authorities rescued over 100 Central American migrants who were left to die in a truck trailer. The 55 children and 48 adults were left without food or water for two days, according to reports. Immigration agents also found 88 additional migrants packed into a bus with a seating capacity of only 42.

Wide Open Mexican Border South of Laredo Texas

Bangladesh Nationals Continue to Flood Texas Border

Border Patrol agents in the Laredo Sector of Texas continue to find more Bangladesh nationals being smuggled across the border from Mexico. Agents arrested 12 over the Easter weekend alone.

Border Patrol arrests illegal immigrants in Laredo Sector.

More Bangladesh Nationals Arrive at Texas Border

Border Patrol agents arrested eight Bangladesh nationals in the Laredo Sector during a two-day period last week. During the month of March, Laredo Sector agents arrested at least 24 after they illegally crossed from Mexico. The Laredo Sector leads the nation in arrests of Bangladeshis who enter the U.S. illegally in South Texas.

Migrants found being smuggled in truck.

Border Patrol Agents Find 38 Migrants Smuggled in Trucks

Border Patrol agents in South Texas discovered 30 illegal immigrants being smuggled in the back of a tractor-trailer at the Falfurrias Checkpoint. The find led to the arrest of men, women, and children who were placed into dangerous conditions in an attempt to sneak through the checkpoint located 80 miles from the Mexican border. Agents found eight more being smuggled in two pickup trucks that were allegedly driven by members of the same family.

Human Smuggling - Falfurrias Texas - Photo US Border Patrol

Four U.S. Citizens Busted for Human Smuggling, Say Feds

Border Patrol agents in the Tucson Sector arrested four U.S. citizens for allegedly engaging in human smuggling activities. The agents also took four foreign nationals into custody for illegally entering the U.S.

Border Patrol agents arrest human smugglers in southern Arizona

Border Patrol Busts 200 in Anti-Human Smuggling Operation

A human smuggling interdiction operation carried out by Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents landed more than 200 illegal immigrants and smugglers in jail. The agents carried out the three-week “Operation Sandman” in the Imperial Sand Dunes west of Yuma, Arizona.

YUMA, AZ - MARCH 17: U.S. Customs and Border Protection border patrol agent Ben Vik apprehends a suspected illegal immigrant on the California side of the Colorado River on March 17, 2006 near Yuma, Arizona. As Congress begins a new battle over immigration policy, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) …

9 More Bangladesh Nationals Arrested After Illegal Border Crossings

Border Patrol agents from the Laredo Sector arrested nine more Bangladesh nationals this week in three separate incidents. The Laredo Sector leads the nation in the apprehension of Bangladesh nationals who are being smuggled through the Los Zetas cartel-controlled territory into the U.S.

Illegal Immigrants being smuggled in a tractor-trailer - CBP Photo

Border Patrol Agents Rescue 32 Migrants in Hot Truck

Border Patrol agents in the Laredo Sector rescued two migrants who became lost while hiking through ranches in South Texas. Agents assigned to an immigration inspection checkpoint discovered 32 foreign nationals packed in the back of a tractor-trailer.