Tag: Brooks County Sheriff’s Office

Border Patrol agents arrest suspected illegal immigrants in Rio Grande Valley Sector. (File Photo: John Moore/Getty Images)

Border Patrol Arrests MS-13 Member, Sex Offenders 80 Miles into Texas

Border Patrol agents in the Rio Grande Valley Sector arrested several criminal aliens attempting to sneak around immigration checkpoints located about 80 miles north of the Mexican border. They had arrests and/or convictions for sexual offenses and kidnapping. Agents also arrested an MS-13 member.

Brooks County Sheriff Benny Martinez responds to call about a deceased migrant near Falfurrias. (Photo: Bob Price/Breitbart Texas)

More Migrant Remains Discovered in Texas 80 Miles from Mexican Border

The death toll of illegal immigrants abandoned by human smugglers in South Texas continues to rise with the this week’s discovery of two sets of human remains. Border Patrol agents and sheriff’s deputies recovered the remains of the deceased migrants in two counties approximately 80 miles from the Texas border with Mexico.

A U.S. Customs and Border Patrol agent and K-9 security dog keep watch at a checkpoint station, Friday, Feb. 22, 2013, in Falfurrias, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Texas Sheriff Arrests Smuggler with 57 Migrants in Tractor-Trailer

A Texas sheriff ordered the arrest of an 18-wheeler driver allegedly found smuggling 57 migrants from the Rio Grande Valley. Border Patrol agents made the discovery of the human cargo loaded in the back of a locked tractor-trailer at an inspection checkpoint 80 miles from the Mexican border.

Deceased migrant found in Brooks County, Texas, on 1-21-18.

Graphic: Five Migrants’ Bodies Discovered in Texas — 80 Miles from Border

Deputies in South Texas are in the process of recovering the badly decomposed bodies of five migrants who appeared to have died from exposure during this week’s freezing weather conditions. The deaths occurred in Brooks County where it appears the migrants were attempting to circumvent the U.S. Border Patrol Checkpoint located south of Falfurrias.

Skelatal remains in Brooks County. File Photo: Bob Price/Breitbart Texas

Two Migrants Found Dead in South Texas

Officials in one South Texas county report finding the remains of two migrants in the ranchlands surrounding a Border Patrol checkpoint. The deaths are the first two reported in this county for 2018.

Border Patrol Agents and Brooks County Sheriff's Office Deputies recover the body of an illegal immigrant in Brooks County. (File Photo: Bob Price/Breitbart Texas)

One Texas County Reports 52 Dead Migrants in 2017

In 2017, the bodies or remains of 52 illegal aliens were found in one South Texas county. They died at the hands of human smugglers attempting to move them around the centrally-located U.S. Border Patrol checkpoint.

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10 Illegal Aliens Found Dead During Recent Texas Freeze

U.S. Border Patrol and local law enforcement officials recovered the bodies of 10 illegal aliens during a recent South Texas cold snap. Weather forecasters predict additional nights of dangerous weather conditions for the Christmas holiday week.

Remains of deceased illegal immigrant found in Brooks County. (File Photo: Bob Price/Breitbart Texas)

More Migrant Skeletal Remains Found in Texas near Border

Border Patrol agents assigned to the Falfurrias Station rescued two illegal immigrants abandoned by human smugglers in the arid ranches in South Texas. That same day, agents made the gruesome discovery of the skeletal remains of another migrant who was not as fortunate.

Border Patrol BORSTAR agent administers basic medical attention to illegal immigrants abandoned near Falfurrias, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Human Smugglers Continue Leaving Migrants to Die in Texas Heat

Ruthless cartel-connected human smugglers continue to abandon their human cargo in the Texas summer heat, leaving them to possibly die from exposure, heat stroke, and dehydration. Border Patrol agents risk their own lives to rescue the abandoned illegal immigrants.

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Death, Snakes, Injury Await Smuggled Aliens in South Texas

U.S. Border Patrol agents found two deceased illegal aliens on ranches in Brooks County, Texas, on Thursday. A Justice of the Peace pronounced them dead after agents found them in the sand located about 80 miles north of the Texas border with Mexico. Officials transported the bodies to the Webb County Coroner’s Office.

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Texas Heat Kills Three Illegal Immigrants in One Day

Illegal immigrants attempting to circumvent the Border Patrol checkpoint in Falfurrias, Texas, are dying in higher numbers due to the recent heat wave. Brooks County officials report the number of dead bodies recovered this year is up over last year. This week, three bodies were found in a single day.

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Border Patrol Agents Bust Grain Hauler Smuggling Migrants

U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Falfurrias Checkpoint chased down a grain hauler and discovered 14 migrants inside. The driver refused to submit to a secondary inspection and attempted to evade the agents.

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Coyotes Eat Corpse of Dead Migrant in Texas, Remains ‘Scattered’

The flood of illegal immigrants crossing the border in the Rio Grande Valley are making their way northward to Texas’ poorest county – overwhelming the county’s law enforcement resources. Even with additional resources from the State of Texas and U.S. Border Patrol, the remains of at least 54 illegal immigrants who died while being smuggled around the Border Patrol checkpoint have been found in 2016.

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Dead Migrants’ Corpses Overwhelm Texas County

The dead bodies of 53 illegal immigrants have been found in one Texas county after crossing the border this year. The remains of the 53, mostly Mexican and Central American nationals, represent an increase over 2015 numbers despite an effort by local, state, and federal law enforcement officials.

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Border Patrol Agents Save Lives of 9 Migrants Left To Die by Smugglers

Human smugglers abandoned at least nine illegal aliens in the 100-plus degree heat of the South Texas ranch lands, leaving them to die over the Independence Day weekend. U.S. Border Patrol agents found nine illegal immigrants and saved them from a near certain, agonizing death.

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Spanish Language Facebook Page Alerts Illegal Aliens to Police Checkpoints

A Spanish-speaking Facebook group is being used to alert 29,753 members of law enforcement checkpoints. Posts on the page claims it is alerting those “who don’t have a driver license and [to] report accidents” but it could also be used to avoid law enforcement for any criminal activity, including human, drug, and sex trafficking.

Federal agents continue their raid of an underground casino in Falfurrias, Texas

Texas Border Mayor Pro Tem Pleads Guilty to Helping Illegal Casinos

A Texas border politician has pleaded guilty for her role in helping set up and run a network of illegal casinos in the South Texas town where she held office. On Monday morning, Leticia Hernandez Garza aka Letty Garza appeared before U.S. District Judge