Rio Grande Valley Sector

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)

Eight Miles of New Border Wall Construction Underway in Texas

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials announced the construction start of eight miles of a new border wall barrier system in the nation’s busiest sector. The construction project covers eight miles of the Rio Grande border where no barrier currently exists.

Border Wall construction begins on a new eight-mile section in the Rio Grande Valley Sector. (Photo: U.S. Customs and Border Protection/Rio Grande Valley Sector)

Skeletal Remains of Migrants Found on Ranches near Texas Border

Brooks County Sheriff’s Office deputies recovered the skeletal remains of two deceased migrants on ranches surrounding the Falfurrias Border Patrol Checkpoint. These ranches are located about 80 miles from the border in known human smuggling corridors intended to move migrants around the checkpoint. So far this year, officials recovered the bodies of 39 migrants in Brooks County alone.

Brooks County Sheriff's Office deputies recover the skeletal remains of a deceased migrant. (Photo: Brooks County Sheriff's Office/Deputy Bianca Mora)

Contracts Awarded for 65 Miles of New Texas Border Walls

Federal officials announced the awarding of approximately 65 miles of new walls along the Texas Border. Officials reported the new wall is not funded under President Donald Trump’s National Emergency Declaration or any other Department of Defense funding.

In this April 29, 2019, photo, construction equipment sets in an area of demolished trees and brush where construction is set to begin soon, in Mission , Texas. The cleared area included a mix of trees, including mesquite, mulberry and hackberry, used to protect birds during the ongoing nesting season. …

GRAPHIC: Half-Eaten Remains of Migrant Found on Texas Ranch near Border

A Brooks County Sheriff’s Office deputy faced the gruesome task of recovering the half-eaten remains of a migrant who died on a Texas ranch about 80 miles from the Mexican border. The migrant is the 36th to have lost his life attempting to circumvent the Falfurrias Border Patrol Checkpoint on U.S. Highway 281.

Brooks County Sheriff's Office officials recover the remains of a migrant on a Texas ranch about 80 miles from Mexican border. (Photo: Brooks County Sheriff's Office/Deputy Robert Castanon)