Texas Border Business
EDINBURG, Texas – Over the weekend, Border Patrol rescued four men lost and abandoned by smugglers.
Early Saturday morning, Falfurrias agents responded to a call for assistance from a Mexican national who told agents a human smuggler abandoned him after he could no longer walk. Agents responded to the last known location of the caller and, after a brief search, agents located the man. Agents transported the him to the station where the on-site medical staff evaluated and medically cleared him for travel.
The following evening, a Brooks County 911 dispatcher contacted the Falfurrias station after they received a call for assistance. The dispatcher advised agents that the caller had no food or water and could no longer continue his journey. With the information provided, agents successfully located the Mexican national. Agents offered the man medical attention, but he declined.
This morning, Kenedy County 911 dispatch contacted the Kingsville station. They advised agents of a call they received from a man who claimed he and another individual were lost on the vast ranchlands of Kenedy County. With the information provided, agents searched the area and successfully located two Mexican nationals. Agents offered medical assistance and both men declined.
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!”