Large Group of Migrants Apprehended near Border in West Texas National Park

Alpine Station Border Patrol agents apprehend a large group of migrants in the Big Bend National Park. (U.S. Border Patrol/Big Bend Sector)
U.S. Border Patrol/Big Bend Sector

Alpine Station Border Patrol agents apprehended a large group of migrants in the Big Bend National Park in far West Texas on December 1. The agents apprehended more than 70 migrants from Venezuala in the vast wilderness region.

Alpine Station agents teamed up with National Park rangers to apprehend a group of Venezuelan migrants found marching through the remote region near the Texas border with Mexico. The agents found 70 migrants who had entered the U.S. illegally.

“Big Bend Sector agents work hard every day along with local agencies to protect the American people and safeguard our borders,” Big Bend Sector Chief Patrol Agent Sean McGoffin said in a written statement. “We appreciate our relationship with the National Park Service Rangers and all of our partners in the Big Bend region.”

During the past week, agents in the Big Bend Sector apprehended more than 200 migrants hiking through the national park, officials reported.

One day earlier, Van Horn Station agents working with CBP Air and Marine Operations aircrews, Texas Department of Public Safety aircrews, CID, and Texas Highway Patrol troopers to interdict multiple human smuggling incidents. One of the human smuggling attempts ended in a crash near Pecos, Texas. Chief McGoffin reported that no one sustained injuries in the crash.

“These smugglers have no concern for humanity!” the chief tweeted.

Bob Price serves as associate editor and senior news contributor for the Breitbart Texas-Border team. He is an original member of the Breitbart Texas team. Price is a regular panelist on Fox 26 Houston’s What’s Your Point? Sunday-morning talk show. Follow him on Twitter @BobPriceBBTX and Facebook.


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