Human Smuggling

Exclusive Video: Network of Mexican Cartel Smuggling Trails on Texas Soil, Says Border Patrol Supervisor

MADERO, Texas — Breitbart News followed Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol agents into the brush to explore a busy network of Gulf Cartel smuggling trails on the U.S. side of the Rio Grande. The tour of the trails by a Border Patrol supervisor came during a river patrol that led to the apprehension of three Chinese nationals.

A Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol agent finds a migrant woman on a Mexican cartel human smuggling trail near the Rio Grande. (Photo: Bob Price/Breitbart Texas)

22 Migrants Rescued in California Wilderness near Border

San Diego Sector Border Patrol agents rescued 22 migrants from California wilderness areas during a 24-hour period ending on Friday. The rescues followed the onset of bad weather in the area. At about noon on Friday, the San Diego Sheriff’s

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43 Migrants Rescued from Texas Border Stash House

Laredo Sector Border Patrol agents teamed up with ICE Homeland Security Investigations agents and local law enforcement to rescue a large group of migrants from a stash house near the Texas border with Mexico.

Laredo Sector Border Patrol agents rescue 43 migrants from a stash house near the Texas border.

200 Migrants Apprehended After Crossing Arizona Border

Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents apprehended more than 200 migrants who crossed the border illegally from Mexico during a five-hour period Saturday night. The apprehensions come as cartel-connected human smugglers continue to utilize the tactic of crossing large groups to tie-up Border Patrol agents in the area.

Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents apprehend a large group of 129 migrant families from Mexico and Central America. (Photo: U.S. Border Patrol/Tucson Sector)

Ten Camouflaged Migrants Appended near Border Area in West Texas

Big Bend Sector Border Patrol agents apprehended 10 migrants dressed in camouflage as they hiked through a steep canyon after illegally entering the U.S. from Mexico. This is at least the second time this month where agents in this sector found illegal immigrants attempting to hide from apprehension with special clothing.

Alpine Station Border Patrol agents apprehended a group of Texas migrants in camouflage after they illegally crossed the border from Mexico into Texas. (Photo: U.S. Border Patrol/Big Bend Sector)

Border Apprehensions Drop 73 Percent in Five Months

The apprehension of migrants who illegally cross the border between ports of entry by Border Patrol agents dropped by 73 percent during the past five months. The numbers fell by nearly 100,000 from the peak in May where nearly 133,000 to just over 35,000 in October.

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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)