Del Rio Sector

EXCLUSIVE: Alleged Smugglers Busted, Migrants Rescued at Border Stash House

U.S. Border Patrol agents, a Customs and Border Protection aircrew, and local law enforcement officers teamed up to raid a human smuggling stash house near the Texas border. The enforcement action led to the arrest of two alleged human smugglers and the recovery of ten migrants who illegally crossed the border from Mexico.

A U.S. Customs and Border Protection Air and Marine Operations aircrew provides air cover over a human smuggling stash house raid in Edinburg, Texas. (Photo: Bob Price/Breitbart Texas)

11 Human Smugglers, 27 Migrants Arrested near Texas Border

Del Rio Sector Border Patrol agents disrupted seven human smuggling attempts, leading to the arrest of 11 smugglers and 27 migrants over the past weekend. The foreign nationals came from the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Mexico.

Border Patrol agents arrest migrants in Arizona after they illegally crossed the border from Mexico.

Twice-Deported Armed Honduran Arrested near New Mexico Border

Del Rio Sector Border Patrol agents arrested a twice deported Honduran man who was reportedly armed with a pistol before his arrest. The agents found him with a group of 15 migrants. This is the third armed human smuggling encounter for Brackettville Station Border Patrol agents in a one-week period.

Brackettville Station Border Patrol agents find a .22 caliber handgun in a backpack with a group of migrants. (Photo: U.S. Border Patrol/Del Rio Sector)

Armed Human Smuggler Arrested near Texas Border

A Kinney County Sheriff’s Office deputy arrested an armed human smuggler as he attempted to sneak four illegal aliens into the U.S. interior. Del Rio Sector Border Patrol agents also found another handgun near the scene of a second foiled human smuggling attempt.

U.S. Border Patrol agents arrest illegal aliens attempting to enter the United States after crossing the Rio Grande River in McAllen, Texas on November 15, 2018. Photo by Ozzy Trevino

Woman, Toddler Rescued from Swift Rio Grande Border River

Del Rio Sector Border Patrol agents rescued a migrant woman and her three-year-old daughter after they were swept away in the swiftly moving currents of the Rio Grande. Nearly two dozen migrants died in the past year in this sector of the border.

Eagle Pass Station Marine Unit agents rescue five Honduran migrants, including two toddlers, from the Rio Grand River near a legal port of entry. (Photo: U.S. Border Patrol/Del Rio Sector)

Texas Mother, Daughter Indicted in Fraudulent Migrant Family Scheme

A Del Rio Texas federal grand jury handed down indictments against a Texas mother and her daughter for their alleged roles in a fraudulent migrant family human smuggling scheme. The indictment claims the two women conspired to bring a two-year-old girl across the border with a U.S. birth certificate belonging to the woman’s actual child.

ROMA, TX - AUGUST 17: Immigrants from Central America wait to be taken into custody by U.S. Border Patrol agents on August 17, 2016 in Roma, Texas. Thousands of Central American families continue to cross the Rio Grande at the Texas-Mexico border, seeking asylum in the United States. Border security …

Nine Migrants Rescued from Texas Border River

Border Patrol agents assigned to the Texas-Mexico border region rescued nine migrant family members in two incidents from possibly drowning while illegally crossing the border from Mexico. The incidents occurred in the El Paso and Del Rio Sectors.

Del Rio Station Border Patrol agents rescue six Haitian migrants from Rio Grande. (Photo: U.S. Border Patrol/Del Rio Sector)

Border Patrol Agent Assaulted near Texas Border

A previously deported Honduran migrant assaulted a U.S. Border Patrol agent at an immigration checkpoint near the Texas border. The agents sustained minor injuries as the driver of the vehicle attempted to drive off during an apprehension attempt.

Border Patrol agents inspect cars at immigration checkpoint. (AP File Photo)

3K Migrants Rescued from Human Smuggling Abuses in 2019, Say Feds

U.S. Border Patrol agents rescued and apprehended more than 3,000 migrants during Fiscal Year 2019 who were abused in the process of human smuggling operations in the U.S. Many migrants are extorted, raped, beaten, or placed in life-threatening situations during the human smuggling process.

Border Patrol agents rescue an illegal immigrant who fell victim to the Texas heat near the Rio Grande River. (Photo: U.S. Border Patrol/Rio Grande Valley Sector)