Rio Grande Valley Border Patrol Intercepts Two Alien Smuggling Attempts
U.S. Border Patrol agents disrupted a few smuggling attempts.
U.S. Border Patrol agents disrupted smuggling attempts at Rio Grande Valley checkpoints. Early Oct. 5, agents working at the Falfurrias checkpoint arrested a United States citizen after a failed smuggling attempt of two illegal aliens in the trunk of the vehicle.
Hours later, agents working at the Sarita checkpoint referred a vehicle to the secondary inspection after a Border Patrol K-9 alerted to the trunk. Upon inspection, agents discovered one illegal alien attempting to conceal himself.
Sunday evening, the Peñitas Police department contacted the McAllen station and requested assistance from agents on a vehicle bailout that occurred near Tom Gill Road. Agents conducted a search of the area and arrested three illegal aliens.
Border Patrol referred the trunk cases for prosecution. Operation Big Rig is a call to action for the community to get involved and call 911 if they see or are aware of smuggling or suspicious activity, “They’re humans, not cargo.”