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Woman Arrested at Texas Border with 8500 Pills, Says CBP

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers seized a large quantity of undeclared pharmaceutical medications and arrested the alleged smuggler. The search of a woman attempting to enter the United States from Mexico yielded more than 8,500 undeclared pills.

CBP officers in Laredo, Texas, seize more than 8,500 pills in an alleged smuggling attempt. (Photo: U.S. Customs and Border Protection)

Migrants Found in Cargo Boxes near Border in Texas

Laredo Sector Border Patrol agents disrupted a human smuggling attempt involving a rental box truck. The agents at an interior immigration checkpoint north of Laredo, Texas, found migrants hiding in boxes inside the locked cargo area.

Laredo North Station Border Patrol agents find five migrants locked inside a yellow rental box truck. (Photo: Laredo Sector/U.S. Border Patrol)

Migrants Found in Grain Hopper Rail Cars near Border in Texas

Border Patrol agents in the Laredo and Del Rio Sectors found more than 40 migrants being smuggled inside grain hoppers and other rail cars near the Texas-Mexico border. The practice of smuggling migrants inside these sealed containers places the migrants in life-threatening conditions.

Hebbronville Station Border Patrol agents find 15 migrants locked inside a grain hopper rail car. (Photo: U.S. Border Patrol/Laredo Sector)

Feds Build More Migrant Detention Facilities near Border in Texas

Construction is set to begin on temporary detention facilities at the Border Patrol’s Interstate 35 checkpoint and other locations in Laredo, Texas. The shelters are military-style general-purpose tents and can house 60 people per tent. Plans for the climate-controlled structures, designed only for short-term detention, do not include funding for contract personnel to staff the facilities.

Young children lie inside a pod at the Department of Homeland Security holding facility run by the Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) on March 30, 2021 in Donna, Texas. The Donna location is the main detention center for unaccompanied children coming across the U.S. border in the Rio Grande Valley. …

100 Migrants Found in Stash House near Border in Texas

Laredo Sector Border Patrol agents apprehended more than 100 migrants locked in a human smuggling stash house near the Texas border with Mexico. The arrests occurred on the same day Texas Governor Greg Abbott announced plans to secure the state’s border and arrest migrants violating state laws.

Laredo Sector Border Patrol agents find more than 100 migrants in a human smuggling stash house. (Photo: U.S. Border Patrol/Laredo Sector)

Border Patrol Drones Spot Migrants Crossing Border into Texas

Border Patrol agents in South Texas increasingly utilize small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) to detect migrants crossing the border in remote areas. The sUAS pilots direct ground-based agents to the scene of the illegal border crossing and allow agents to be more efficient in covering these areas that are not secured by physical barriers.

Laredo Sector Border Patrol agents utilize sUAS pilots flying small drones to locate migrants illegally crossing the border in unsecured areas. (Photo: U.S. Border Patrol/Laredo Sector)

42 Migrants Found in Three Crowded Texas Stash Houses near Border

Laredo Sector Border Patrol agents teamed up with local law enforcement and other federal agents to disrupt three human smuggling stash houses near the Texas border with Mexico. Agents apprehended 42 migrants over two days in three stash houses — none were wearing masks or other protective gear to prevent the spread of  COVID-19.

Border Patrol agents find 42 migrants in three stash houses near the Texas border with Mexico. (Photo: U.S. Border Patrol/Laredo Sector)