Border Patrol agents in the Laredo Sector apprehended a large group of mostly Central American migrants on Thursday. The agents found the migrants after responded to a tip about possible smuggling activity on a ranch west of Laredo, Texas.
Agents from the Laredo West Station teamed up with Carrizo Springs Station agents and a helicopter flight crew from U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Air and Marine Operations to search for and recover a group of 63 illegal aliens, according to information obtained from Laredo Sector Border Patrol officials.
Following a three-hour search, the agents located the large group of migrants and began to take them into custody. The agents took the 63 migrants to the Laredo West station after an immigration interview revealed that all 63 were illegally in the U.S. The agents reported the migrants were all in good health at the time of their arrest.
During processing, the agents learned the 63 migrants traveled to the U.S. from Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Mexico. Photos indicate the migrants were mostly men. Officials did not say if any women or minors were in the group.
During the month of November, Laredo Sector agents apprehended a total of 2,670 illegal aliens who crossed the border between ports of entry. Those included 183 unaccompanied minors and 49 family members. This is up from 2,283 illegal aliens in November 2017 but down from the 3,194 apprehended in November 2016.
Since the beginning of Fiscal Year 2019 (Oct. 1), Laredo Sector agents apprehended a total of 6,119 migrants who entered the U.S. illegally. Those include 449 unaccompanied minors and 170 family units.
During all of Fiscal Year 2018, Laredo Sector agents apprehended 32,561 illegal aliens — including 2,879 unaccompanied minors and 597 family units, officials reported.
Bob Price serves as associate editor and senior political news contributor for Breitbart Border/Cartel Chronicles. He is a founding member of the Breitbart Texas team. Follow him on Twitter @BobPriceBBTX and Facebook.
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