Tag: Operation Big Rig

Border Patrol agents find 78 illegal aliens locked in refrigerated tractor-trailer. (Photo: U.S. Border Patrol/Laredo Sector)

Smuggler Busted with Nearly 80 Migrants Locked in Refrigerated Trailer

Border Patrol agents in South Texas arrested a human smuggler who allegedly had nearly 80 illegal aliens locked inside a refrigerated tractor-trailer. The driver initially fled from the Border Patrol immigration checkpoint in an attempt to avoid arrest.

Border Patrol agents recover body of migrant from Rio Grande River. (File Photo: John Moore/Getty Images)

Border Patrol Agents Work to Prevent Migrant Deaths as Heat Rises

Border Patrol agents are ramping up efforts to prevent migrant deaths as the heat of the South Texas summer begins to build. Agents are increasing crackdowns on human smuggling stash houses and the smuggling of migrants in tractor-trailers and other trucks.