Texas Border Business
EDINBURG, Texas – The unforgiving ranchlands of Kleberg and Brooks County claim the lives of two suspected illegal aliens.
Wednesday morning, a concerned citizen contacted the Kingsville Border Patrol station regarding the discovery of skeletal remains on the vast ranchlands of Kleberg County. After arriving on the scene, the Kleberg County Sheriff’s Office recovered the remains and transported them to the Turcotte-Piper Mortuary in Kingsville, Texas.
The following day, an agent assigned to the Rio Grande Valley Sector Missing Migrant Program contacted the Falfurrias station after receiving information of a Guatemalan national who was left behind by a smuggler on the desolate ranches located in Brooks County. With the information provided, agents from the Falfurrias station responded to the location and discovered the deceased male in the brush. Brooks County Sheriff’s Office arrived, along with emergency medical services (EMS). Under the direction of the Justice of the Peace, EMS transported the decedent to the Howard Williams Funeral Home in Falfurrias, Texas.
The Rio Grande Valley Sector currently has multiple campaigns focused on rescues and danger awareness, such as “Operation Big Rig” and “No Se Arriesgue” to combat smuggling and ultimately save lives. Call 911 to report suspicious activity; “They’re humans, not cargo
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