Texas Department of Public Safety troopers worked with Border Patrol agents to ban drug and people smuggling incidents near the Rio Grande border with Mexico. Officers also detained two large migrant groups crossing the border near Rio Grande City, Texas.
Texas DPS troopers assigned to Governor Greg Abbott’s Operation Lone Star received information from a camera operator from the Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol who observed an All-Terrain-Vehicle (ATV) loaded with what appeared to be migrants and bundles of marijuana sent from the border moved north near Escobares. DPS spokesman Lt. Christopher Olivarez tweeted photos of the vehicle after troopers made the arrest.
3 drug smugglers from MX tried to smuggle 4 bundles of narcotics through ATV into Starr Co. The ATV, driving without lights, collided with a parked @TxDPS patrol unit. 1 smuggler fled on foot and 2 were arrested. #OperationLoneStar pic.twitter.com/eOyR7zsCXM
— Chris Olivarez (@LtChrisOlivarez) Nov 8, 2022
The driver of the ATV, a Mexican national, suffered an arm injury after colliding with a DPS vehicle. The troopers placed him under arrest after finding about 182 pounds of marijuana in bundles.
Troopers arrested another migrant, also a Mexican illegally present in the United States. The third suspect fled back across the border to Mexico.
Rio Grande City Station border patrol officers encountered two major migrant groups in as many days, Gloria I. Chavez, chief patrol officer for the Rio Grande Valley Sector, tweeted. The officers detained 283 migrants in the two groups crossing near La Grulla, Texas.
Kudos to Rio Grande City agents who encountered groups of more than 100 migrants in La Grulla, TX, on consecutive days, totaling 283 migrants. RGC agents also arrested a migrant who was transporting marijuana on an ATV with the help of @TxDPSSouth! Well done RGC! https://t.co/QVCDyMMFla pic.twitter.com/dej6htu5rf
— Chief Patrol Officer Gloria I. Chavez (@USBPChiefRGV) Nov 7, 2022
Border Patrol officials reported that the two groups included 44 family members, 58 unaccompanied minors and 181 single adults who came to Texas from Jamaica, and “several Central and South American countries,” Rio Grande Valley Sector Border officials said. Patrol in a written statement.
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