Two Failed Smuggling Attempts Foiled by Law Enforcement

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EDINBURG, TX — Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol (RGV) agents and local law enforcement agencies arrested 21 migrants in two failed smuggling attempts.

Authorities state that Monday morning, Kingsville Border Patrol Station agents received a call from the Kleberg County Sheriff’s Office in Kingsville, Texas, requesting assistance with a vehicle stop. As agents arrived on the scene, they were advised the driver had absconded from the scene, but authorities discovered 16 subjects concealed within a Chevrolet pickup truck. Agents determined all migrants were illegally present within the U.S. and took them into custody for processing. A search for the driver was conducted, however, the driver could not be located.

Monday afternoon, information regarding an Alamo, Texas, residence suspected of harboring migrants was relayed to Border Patrol agents. RGV agents arrived at the residence and discovered five undocumented migrant adults. Border Patrol took custody of all subjects. No caretaker was identified.

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