EDINBURG, Texas – Rio Grande Valley Sector (RGV) Border Patrol agents with the assistance from state authorities disrupted four smuggling events.
On July 26, RGV agents attempted to initiate an immigration inspection on the occupants of a Jeep Cherokee near Brownsville. The vehicle failed to yield and led agents on a vehicle pursuit that ended when the driver entered a trailer park where multiple subjects then bailed out. Agents apprehended four migrants who were all unlawfully present in the U.S. A search of the vehicle revealed five bundles of marijuana weighing more than 235 pounds with a street value more than $188.000 USD. Texas Department of Public Safety (TXDPS) troopers took custody of the driver to face state charges.
Hours later, TXDPS troopers requested assistance from McAllen Border Patrol Station (MCS) agents for a vehicle pursuit in Palmview. The pursuit came to an end when the driver abruptly came to a stop and several subjects were observed absconding into the nearby brush. A search of the immediate area resulted in the apprehension of 15 migrants all unlawfully present in the U.S. The driver was not located.
Weslaco Border Patrol Station agents attempted to…
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