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Dead Migrant Found on Texas Ranch 80 Miles from Border

Officials in Brooks County, Texas, recovered the body of a migrant who appears to have died while attempting to circumvent the immigration checkpoint located about 80 miles from the U.S.-Mexico border. The body appears to be that of a Guatemalan national.

A Brooks County Sheriff's Office deputy recovers the body believed to be a Guatemalan national. (Photo: Brooks County Sheriff's Office)

Border Patrol Agents Seize $8M in Liquid Meth near Texas Border

U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Falfurrias, Texas, checkpoint discovered a 250-pound shipment of liquid methamphetamine 80 miles from the Mexican border. The bust follows a similar seizure earlier this week where Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers found 200 pounds of liquid meth hidden in a fuel tank.

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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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Border Patrol Agents Find Illegal Immigrant Stuffed in Suitcase

FALFURRIAS, Texas — Agents with the U.S. Border Patrol found an illegal immigrant stuffed inside a suitcase at an immigration checkpoint 80 miles north from the Texas border. As part of the case, agents also arrested two other illegal immigrants and three suspected human smugglers that were traveling in the same vehicle.

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Border Patrol Agents Rescue Pregnant Woman and 36 Immigrants 80 Miles from Texas Border

Border Patrol agents operating in Brooks County (Falfurrias) rescued a pregnant woman and a man who were lost in the brush. In a separate incident, agents at the Falfurrias checkpoint rescued 36 undocumented aliens who were being smuggled in a refrigerated trailer. The discovery of the shivering immigrants was made after a Border Patrol K-9 alerted agents.

Immigrants in Refrigerated Trailer - Photo CBP